Where To Go When You Need Jewelry Repairs

Posted on: 12 June 2020

For people who have expensive jewelry, keeping it in good conditioning is essential. Damaged or broken pieces of jewelry may need to be fixed professionally, especially if you want to maintain the value of the items. Knowing where to take the jewelry is not always clear, but there are some suggestions you may want to consider.

Return to the Retailer

One of the first stops you may want to make with your broken jewelry is the retailer where you purchased the jewelry if you can. The retailer may be able to fix the jewelry in the shop for you, and if your purchase was recent, your jewelry might be under warranty, which may mean you do not have to pay for the repair.

If the jewelry shop cannot fix the piece in-house, they may be able to send it out to be fixed, and the warranty coverage may keep you from paying for the repairs out of your pocket. If there is no warranty, and they can't fix it easily for you, you might not want to wait for them to send it out, and you can take the jewelry somewhere else for repair.

Jewelry Repair Shop

Sometimes you can find a jewelry repair shop in the area that will make the repairs onsite. If the repair is minor, the jeweler may be able to fix the piece for you while you wait, but in most cases, they will ask you to leave it with them and pick it up in a few days.

Often the jeweler operating a jewelry repair shop has extensive experience with many different kinds of jewelry and may even make jewelry for clients. These jewelers can handle just about any type of repair you need and will be able to tell you if the damage is too extensive to fix. 

Custom Jewelers

Another place you may consider taking your damaged jewelry is a custom jeweler or a jeweler that makes custom jewelry for people. While jewelry repair is not what they specialize in, they may be able to help you differently. If the jewelry is damaged beyond repair, but there is some sentimental value to the piece, you may be able to have a custom jeweler use the stones and metal from the item and add them to a custom-made piece of jewelry instead of fixing the old piece.

If you want to maintain the ability to wear the item or have it with you for emotional reasons, this is a good option when jewelry repair is impossible. For more information about jewelry repair, contact a company like Forsythe Jewelers Inc.