Understanding the Most Common Types of Jewelry Repair

by | Apr 23, 2018 | Jewelry


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While a diamond might be forever, that’s not the case for the setting. In fact, many types of jewelry can suffer from serious damage through accidents, wear and tear, and more. What do you do when your treasured ring, bracelet or necklace is damaged? New Jersey jewelry repair experts can help. Of course, it helps if you know a bit more about the most common types of repairs offered.

Prong Replacement: One of the most common reasons to need repairs to your jewelry is a bent or broken prong on your ring’s setting. The stone on your ring is held in place by tiny metal prongs. These suffer from wear and tear, and snag and catch on things. It’s very easy to break one off, and when that happens, the security of your stone is reduced. Prong replacement ensures that you don’t have to worry about the stone in your ring falling out and being lost.

Ring Sizing: Perhaps the single most common type of repair needed is ring resizing. This may be due to any number of considerations. Perhaps you’re wearing an heirloom wedding ring, but your fingers are not the same size as your great grandmother’s. Sizing the ring up or down ensures that you can take part in the legacy that ring represents. Ring sizing can also be done due to weight gain or loss, and for many other reasons.

Bracelet and Chain Repair: Both necklaces and bracelets must be flexible to be worn comfortably. However, that flexibility is also their inherent weakness. Necklaces can easily snag on clothing and be broken, and bracelet link joints can break through wear and tear, or by being snagged on clothing or other items. Jewelry repair can put those broken pieces back together, ensuring that you can still wear your treasured jewelry.

Stone Setting: Perhaps you’ve lost the stone from your ring. Or, you may have an antique ring that is no longer wearable, but you want to save the setting. Stone setting services allow you to replace a missing stone, or transfer a beloved stone from one ring to another.

As you can see, there are many types of jewelry repair. However, it’s vital that you work with an expert jeweler to ensure quality. At Lincroft Village Jewelers, we have extensive experience handling a very wide range of repairs, replacements, resetting needs and more.

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