January 07, 2016
Jewelry repairs take place in all shapes and sizes. While most jewelry stores would love to be able to price a repair for you over the phone, most work is on a case by case basis. Not all jewelry is created equal.
Many factors can influence the fit of your rings such as climate change and weight fluctuations. Whether going up or down, there are only two ways to size rings.
Although stretching or compressing a ring can be a quick fix for your traditional all gold band, it's not highly recommended. It can weaken the overall integrity of the ring and may cause more issues down the road if it has to be resized again.
Adding or removing gold, however, will preserve the proper thickness at the bottom of the ring, where needed, and will have less effect on the ring’s overall structure.
As straight forward as sizing a ring may appear, there are factors that may influence an increase in cost.
Any challenge a ring may present can sometimes have several options, that's why it is also VERY important that you have all repairs done by a jeweler you can trust. All rings can be fixed, but it can come at a price, which is why it’s important to have your rings checked routinely (we provide this service for free) to avoid any major costs in the future.
June 27, 2016
We just bought me a new wedding band, but it’s a tad too small. I can get it on, but getting it off is nearly impossible. I think it’s the climate change because it was shipped in. The only way it’s going to fit is if I can get it stretched just a bit. Do you think it’s worth risking the possibility of causing more problems?
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May 15, 2017
April 29, 2017
They summon us to eat, work, wake, pray and even gather; bells provide the music to the soundtrack known as life.
Back in February, when we went to Tucson, we discovered The Bell Collection. We were enamored by the display of dainty bells hanging from above, calling us to take a closer look at each one.
April 14, 2017
According to GIA, in 2015, Christie’s and Sotheby’s had reported an estimated $1.2 billion in gemstone and jewelry sales, in addition to the $70-$80 million by Bonham’s of London and Tiancheng in Hong Kong.
Gemstones and fine jewelry continue to set records at large auction houses by collectors all over the world. Gemstone collecting continues to grow in popularity and if you’ve wanted to start your own collection, but are unsure where to start, we’ve got a few tips on how to define a collection.