Fine jewelry is generally well made, but even the finest jewelry can also be delicate. As such, it is not uncommon for fine jewelry to require repairs. If you have a special ring, necklace, bracelet, or other pieces that need repairs, here are some tips to help you throughout the process.
Get multiple quotes.
Different jewelry shops tend to have different specialties and different types of equipment. One shop may have a tool that enables them to repair your jewelry quite quickly and easily, and another shop may have tools that only allow for slower repairs. These differences can result in a difference in prices between shops. So, it is worth your while to get several quotes before selecting a repair shop.
Ask how they will repair it.
There are often multiple ways a piece of jewelry can be repaired. For example, if you have a necklace with a broken clasp, some repair shops might repair that necklace by replacing the clasp. Others might repair the necklace by fixing the clasp. It's worth asking how the repair person will be fixing your jewelry to ensure you're comfortable with the approach they plan on taking. If you do not like their approach, don't hesitate to ask if there is another approach they could take instead. Many jewelers are more than capable of repairing in multiple ways, but they have to know which approach you prefer before they can proceed.
Check whether there is a warranty.
A lot of fine jewelry is sold with some sort of warranty. You may not be aware of it because it's sometimes only mentioned in the fine print. If you still have the box or receipt for the jewelry that needs repair, check it to see whether there is any warranty information inside. It may even be worth calling the company that made the jewelry to see. Sometimes, even if there is no warranty, they will offer to cover all or part of the repair costs because their product should not have broken as it did. The worst they can say is "no".
Having jewelry repaired is not that difficult once you find a shop that can repair your piece. With the tips above, most people can have this done quite affordably.
To find out more, contact a company like Treasure Isle. They may even be able to offer a payment plan or financing, if needed, for your jewelry.