Key Traits of Excellently Repaired Jewelry

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Key Traits of Excellently Repaired Jewelry

30 November 2019
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Life's precious moments can be celebrated in several ways, and gifting a loved one with jewellery is one. From necklaces and earrings to wedding rings and wrist rings, there is no shortage of jewellery ideas for special occasions. However, damaging a piece of jewellery before presenting it to a loved one is the last thing you expect to happen.The good news is that jewellers are good at repairing damaged pieces. This article highlights the characteristics of good jewellery repair.

No Visible Hammering Marks -- Jewellery repairs need various tools, but they depend on the type of damage. A jeweller's hammer is one such tool, and it is used to shape pieces of jewellery to achieve smooth curves or straight edges. However, in as much as a jeweller's hammer is a critical tool in jewellery repairs, the technique of usage makes a huge difference. If a jeweller uses too much force on jewellery, the chances are high that the piece will have visible hammering marks on the surface. Therefore, it would not matter how expensive the piece is because hammer marks will lower the value considerably. Rather than rely on guesswork, the jeweller that sold you the piece will be more than glad to do the repairs at a fraction of the cost.

No Visible Seams -- Rings and chains are prone to breaking, and the only way to repair such breakage is to solder the pieces together. In other instances, a jeweller might simply need to extend the length or circumference of a necklace or ring, respectively. Whichever is the case, the jeweller must approach the process with utmost care because the last thing you want is visible and irregular solder marks on the seam. An excellent repair job should not even show the seam itself. Excellent workmanship ensures a seamless, uninterrupted flow along the length or circumference of your jewellery.

Tight Stones -- Whether it is a necklace, anklet, earring or ring, the type of precious stone on the piece of jewellery determines the value of the piece. However, there are times you can take your necklace or ring to a jeweller, then it comes back with a loose precious stone. A loose stone increases the possibility of the stone falling and getting lost, thereby rendering the jewellery useless. Once a professional jeweller is done with repairing your piece, they will make sure that the stones are tightly secured in their channel or prong.

For more information on jewellery repairs, contact a jeweller near you.