Fine jewelry is susceptible to wear and tear, especially when it’s worn regularly. Fine jewelry can also get damaged, despite their good quality. Having such pieces checked annually by a professional service ensures any damage, or signs of damage are taken care of immediately.
Some individuals try to DIY jewelry repairs, however, without the correct tools and equipment, you could end up doing more damage.
Here are some common jewelry issues that an expert should take care of:
Resizing a ring
Resizing of rings is most commonly done for engagement and wedding rings. Over the years weight gain or weight loss can make the ring too tight or loose and they require resizing. To increase the size of the ring, an additional piece of metal is added to the ring, whereas to decrease the size sizing bead are used. Trying to resize a ring at home will only lead to dents on the surface of the ring which won’t be easy to fix.
Necklaces, bracelets, and certain earrings contain chains. The wear and tear caused by the friction of the chains can cause the chain to snap. A professional with plenty of experience will be able to help you out. Chain repairs, particularly flat ones are tricky to repair and restore to their prior look and feel. This job is also highly intricate as a link chain is made of many minute parts.
Constant wear of rings cause the prongs to wear out. They can break or get loose, and you could potentially lose a precious stone from your jewelry. Even a tiny stone missing from a piece ruins its look. Have the prong replaced or repaired by a professional. The stone too will be refitted, restoring the look of your piece.
Even jewelry made of the finest materials begins to tarnish, especially if they aren’t taken care of. If you never take off certain pieces of jewelry, they are exposed to water, sweat, sun, skincare, perfume, etc. All of which promotes tarnishing. The jewelry won’t look as bright and sparkly as before.
Even if you do take great care of your jewelry, dirt and grime build-up is unavoidable. Don’t try to use water and toothpaste on your jewelry pieces witch a toothbrush. Not only is this method unsustainable, but it also causes more damage. Rough toothbrush bristles can scratch the surface of your jewelry.
Fast Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs is a custom jewelry repair service Irvine. The company has the latest laser welder that make jewelry and watch repair jobs quick and easy. All the pieces are repaired on-site at their store. They also offer engraving services for jewelry and watches. Get in touch with them at (949)536-5595.