gold jewellery repair in Houston

Common jewellery repairs and how to know it time for one

There’s no denying that a woman who wears a lot of jewellery looks more attractive. Jewellery does really improve a woman’s appearance. However, if you want your jewellery to look as good as it did when you originally acquired it, you’ll have to take special care of it. Furthermore, even when we take good care of our jewellery, it is not uncommon for it to be damaged or broken. In this scenario, you can choose to get your jewellery repaired, which will save you both time and money.

Let us look at top common jewellery repairs and things to look out for which can indicate a repair need.

Ring Sizing

Ring sizing is by far the most common repair. To ensure that your little gem stays put on your finger, we can size rings in half and even quarter sizes.

Look out for these signs:

If you’re having trouble removing your ring from your finger, we don’t recommend licking it or your finger. Simply spritz your ring and finger with Windex for a quick and convenient solution. Work the ring back and forth after it has been sprayed to determine if it can be freed.

If you’re still having trouble removing the ring, come in and see us, and we’ll assist you. We may discuss whether it needs to be sized to fit better or if there’s something else at play while you’re here.

The ring, however, may need to be cut off in the worst-case scenario. While this may appear intimidating and frightening, it is not. A special tool is used to cut a short line at the bottom of the shank (the shank is under-side of the ring). This allows us to spread the ring apart somewhat before removing it from your finger.

Repair for broken shank

You wouldn’t believe that, yet we see it rather frequently. When you think of gold, platinum, and other metals, you probably think of how difficult they are to break, which is why we use them in jewellery. However, your jewellery is subjected to wear and tear. Stress and wear, as well as some pressure, can lead to a fracture over time. The fracture will almost always occur towards the bottom of the shank.

Look out for these signs:

It’s difficult to predict this one. The presence of a fracture is usually not visible until it occurs. However, there are a few things you can do to help prevent it.

A fracture can be caused by gripping and exerting a lot of pressure on a ring while working out with a heavier object.

We also recommend that people refrain from wearing jewellery in the pool or hot tub. Some people are astonished to learn that chlorine in pools and hot tubs can cause gold and other metals in jewellery to become brittle. Breaks are far more prone to occur as a result of this, and prongs can be ruined as a result.

While working out or swimming, you can wear silicone bands in place of your rings.

Broken prongs repair

Jewellery designers frequently use “prongs” to hold gemstones in place in order to show them off in the greatest possible light. The metal that holds the gemstone in place thins out or cracks with time. We call this “prong re-tipping” when we fix it.

Look out for these signs:

Prongs wear out and flatten with time. When this happens, the rounded top of the prong has worn down and is now flat. This implies that less metal is holding your diamond in place, and if the prong is struck or wears away completely, your stone could fall out.

This form of wear is usually obvious just by glancing at the prong, but it’s advisable to look at it under a scope to see the entire effect.

Loose gemstones

A loose gemstone may become loose over time and begin spinning or bouncing back and forth within its setting. This can also happen if you drop your jewellery or if you hit it against something hard.

Look out for these signs:

By rubbing your finger across the item, you can sometimes detect a loose gemstone. When you look at it under the scope, you can sometimes just tell it’s loose. However, if you do see it, consider it a “red alert” situation. Place your jewellery in a plastic bag and store it there until it can be repaired. If you find a loose gemstone in your jewellery, you should not continue to wear it since the gem may fall out.

DJP Diamonds are specialists in gold jewellery repair in Houston along with other jewellery repairs. Contact us today!

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