What to Do If Your Jewelry Needs a Repair
If a setting is loose or you’ve broken a clasp on a piece of jewelry, what should you do? Store it in your jewelry box and forget about it? The answer is “No!”. You shouldn’t give up on a piece from your collection just because it requires a repair.
Steps to Take to Get a Broken Piece of Jewelry Fixed
Here is what you need to do if your jewelry needs fixing:
1. Collect all of the pieces in a small bag.
Even if they’re broken, it’s best to keep them together for the gemologist to view. It can help expedite a repair to know which pieces need repaired or replaced. If you have photographs of the jewelry prior to it breaking, print off a copy and include it with the necklace, ring, earrings or bracelet. Anything you can do to make the repair easier is appreciated.
2. Store the bag in a place where you’ll find it easily.
That way you don’t have anything standing in the way of getting the jewelry repaired. Keeping it in your safe is one option. If you’re traveling to the jewelry store right away, store it in a bag or purse until you arrive. If you have several pieces of jewelry that need fixing, put an address label on the bags so that if one gets misplaced in transit, it can be returned to you easily.
3. Contact the jewelry store about the repair.
This gives you an idea as to how long the process should take. It may be something that requires a great deal of time. If that’s the case, you’ll drop the jewelry off and be notified when it is repaired. Other repairs take just minutes to do which means that you’ll be able to take your jewelry home with you right away.
If you need a ring resized or your jewelry cleaned or restored, those options await you as well. Regularly cleaning necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets helps prevent the metal from oxidizing, corroding, and tarnishing. Prolonging the longevity of your precious jewelry is important because the custom pieces in your collection are irreplaceable.
Prevent Jewelry from Rusting and Tarnishing
To prevent some metal chains from rusting, it’s important to keep them from getting wet. That means that you should apply lotion, perfume or cologne prior to wearing them. The jewelry should be removed while taking a shower and swimming, too.
Costume jewelry which is made from less expensive materials can be treated prior to wearing to keep it from tarnishing. This tutorial explains how it’s done. A little preventative maintenance makes a world of difference.
Schedule Your Jewelry Repair Today
From time to time, you’ll find your jewelry needing repairs. Scheduling a time to meet with a gemologist from Westwood Jewelers ensures that your needs are met, and your requests are honored. Let us know what we can do to repair your necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings right away. Your satisfaction is our number one priority, especially when it comes to the beautiful jewelry you bought from us.