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Things To Know When Having Your Jewelry Repaired

Oct 30, 2007
It can be really distressing when you find that a piece of your favorite jewelry is broken. When you wear something often, it is just as common to get wear and tear with jewelry as with anything else. A clasp on a necklace or bracelet can break, prongs on rings can wear down or break off, and stones can fall out.

The shank or band on a ring can wear thin and break also. Do not despair, because almost always they can be repaired. Even costume jewelry has hope.

Your first step will be to find a reputable and qualified jeweler who does repairs. Most jewelry stores offer a repair service. If you live in a remote area where you have to travel a good distance to get to one, the internet can be a good alternative.

There are a multitude of businesses that specialize in jewelry repair. You can do a little research to find one that has reliable credentials and fair pricing. Repairs can have a broad range depending on what you are having repaired and how much damage there is.

The repair process can be a more involved if you have lost a diamond or gem stone from a setting. If you want to replace the stone, it can get expensive. If the stone was not real, the cost should be relatively inexpensive.

Even if the stone was real, it could be replaced with a fake one. If it was a real diamond or gem stone, the cost can be significant depending on the quality you replace it with. Where you choose to have it repaired may very well be able to provide you with a replacement stone, but shop around first to ensure you are getting the best deal available.

Costume jewelry can sometimes hold just as special a place in your heart as a piece of expensive jewelry. Some antique costume pieces can be really valuable in their own right. Not all jewelers will or can repair costume pieces, so you may have to locate someone who specializes in this field.

When sending your jewelry by mail to be repaired, make sure you insure the contents at the post office just in case it gets lost. Even if it is insured through a home owner insurance policy, it may not be covered when it leaves your home. Policies can and do vary.
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