January 13, 2016
Jewelry repair can be similar to any household problem. You don't wait to fix a leaky roof until the whole roof has to be replaced. You fix the leak before you have to replace the roof. Even if you don't know the first thing about jewelry, other than it's pretty and fun to wear, it is important to take your jewelry to a professional.
When faced with broken jewelry you may think to yourself, "I don't remember hitting it or catching it on anything." Then you take it to your local jeweler and they show you all the dents and dings under a microscope. If you never take your jewelry off for tasks such as washing dishes, putting away laundry, or even going to bed, you may be unaware of the beating your jewelry is actually taking.
You'd be amazed at all the things that can get stuck in your jewelry, dulling its sparkle. Lotions, perfumes, paint, and even hair can be found in the nooks and crannies of your jewelry. Periodically you should have it cleaned. It's a great opportunity to have any maintenance needs addressed. Cleaning is usually complimentary for a few items and you'll be amazed at the difference a little scrubbing can do.
If your jewelry has a missing stone or a broken chain, don’t store it in your jewelry box forever because it's suffered from a little wear and tear. When it comes to your jewelry, there's really no excuse not to get it fixed. Drop by and we’ll triage your treasures.
July 20, 2016
I absolutely hate when I lose a piece of jewelry! I don’t buy jewelry often but when I do I buy a bit more expensive and quality pieces. So when I lose a piece, it is awful! I didn’t know that clasps could be changed and that earring backs could be checked. Those are the pieces I lose the most since they are always slipping out of my ear!
March 25, 2016
I had no idea jewelry could be repaired in so many ways and so easily. My friend is so upset because the engraving on her ring is wearing out. I will have to tell her that her ring and her matching bracelet can get re engraved. Thank you for the awesome post!
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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.