Jewelry Repair & Restoration
many years of experience in the jewelry market, we realized that most
Women become very attached to their jewelry and place a very high
sentimental value on it, regardless of the materials that the piece is
Any piece of jewelry is a memory of a gift, a special person, an important
time or occasion in your life or simply, the perfect accessory for your
favorite dress. Normally your favorite jewelry is subjected to normal
wear and tear, even if the cost of the item was $50.00 or $10,000.00, it
is very disappointing when it breaks or malfunctions. At this time your
jewelry will need some repairs and adjustment or a complete restoration.
It is possible to find a good repair jeweler in your neighborhood for
some of your sizing, stone replacement and regular maintenance. Most
repair jewelers are very limited, as to what they can do with vintage
jewelry and most will not work on costume jewelry. The main reason is
that the techniques used to repair precious metal jewelry like platinum,
gold, silver and gemstones are completely different from the variety of
colorful but unpredictable materials used in costume jewelry
have restored a wide variety of precious family heirlooms bringing them
back to their original beauty. Restorations as simple as replacing a
missing single cut diamond on a Victorian ring to as complex as
rebuilding the under carriage of a large antique gemstone ring and
re-polishing the main gemstone. All restoration projects are treated
with the same care and attention to detail as the original craftsmen
would have used. We only add modern techniques and state of the art
Technology to the old world craftsmanship.
RestoreJewelry.com we specialize in restorations, repairs and
alterations of vintage and estate precious metal jewelry as well as
costume and alternative jewelry, which includes: costume, faux ,
vintage, estate, imitation, resin, brass, copper ,bronze, gold, silver,
platinum, rhinestones, gemstones, titanium, tungsten, stainless steel,
palladium, pewter and aluminum jewelry.
services may include:
*- Repairs on Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and any other metals.
*- Stone replacement ( Diamonds, moissanite, gemstones and rhinestones:
genuine and synthetic )
*- Rhodium plating
*- Gold Plating
*- Refurbish and refinish
*- Re-tipping prongs
*- Ring sizing
*- Shank replacement ( heavier or authority shank )
Diamond cutting and repair service
*- Gemstone cutting and repair service
*- Replace worn down or broken diamond head
*- Specialty platinum work of any type
*- Custom work ( wax designs, castings, stone setting )
*- Jewelry appraisals
A custom jewelry design starts with an
idea, a concept, drawing, magazine ad or internet picture. This progresses in
stages through the design and manufacturing, stone setting and finally
detailing, ending in a sparkling new custom, one of a kind, fine jewelry design.
We use state of the art cad-cam technology
for the more intricate designs and parts manufacturing and hand carved wax
models when more appropriate.
(Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) technology opens the
doors for restoration, repair, and manufacturing work previously thought
impossible. Unlike traditional repairs that require heating large areas, the
computer controlled laser beam pinpoints heat at precisely where metals are to
This controllable heat accuracy effectively eliminates the normal risk to
In the past, these stones would need to be removed, putting them at risk for
damage during the removal or resetting processes. Previously, heat shielding on
gemstones, or submersion of the jewelry in water could alleviate these risks,
but not completely ensure gemstone safety.
All gemstones are at risk for heat damage. A traditional platinum sizing job can
literally melt or explode diamonds! Starweld technology allows for pinpoint heat
control at microsecond intervals - keeping your gemstones safe from heat
The completed repair is invisible; and the structural integrity of the fused
metal is 95% of that of the original, as opposed to the 15-20% comparison for
traditional solders. Further, the accuracy and close range allowed by this
technology are similar to, if not more precise than many surgical procedures.
Laser welding allows repairs as close as 0.5mm to intricate or complicated
parts. For antique pieces with intricate detail, which were previously
impossible to repair, StarWeld technology provides the only viable way to return
the jewelry to its original condition.
Ever had to have a ring repaired again because of a "cold solder
joint"? Not anymore! Laser Welding is completely unlike solder in that it
fuses the metals together.
Nothing beats Laser Welding for Platinum work. Platinum is a metal that must be
welded, either by torch or by Laser. Torch welding heats the entire piece,
gemstones and all. This type of heat opens up many problems with visible sizing
joints, melted links, burnt stones, and brittle prongs. Laser Welding technology
puts the heat where it's needed, without changing the structural integrity of
the rest of your valued piece.