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Repairing Fine Gemstone Jewelry

Posted by Gordon Weller GIA GG on

Repairing luxury jewelry

If properly cared for, over time, fine luxury gemstone jewelry can become a treasured family heirloom. When a problem is found, you should immediately arrange for your jewelry to be repaired. Failure to do so could increase the cost of the repair dramatically. 

For example, suppose you have a 2 carat diamond in your ring and while cleaning it, you notice the large diamond moves in the setting. You think, one of these days I'll have this looked at. Weeks go by and you still haven't done anything with the ring until you look down and discover the diamond is gone! Never to be seen again.

You eventually learn the movement of the diamond was a result of a crack in one of the prongs. Had you stopped immediately wearing the ring and taken it to a jeweler for repair, you could have avoided the prong breaking off and the diamond falling out!

There are many highly skilled retail jewelers in the United States capable of performing inspections and making repairs to a piece of jewelry. However, no one has the knowledge of your piece like the people who crafted it initially.

We strongly recommend that you send your piece directly to us for all repairs and adjustments. This will provide you with the peace of mind that the integrity of the original design will be projected into the future.

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