Educational: Jewelry Repair & Care
So, you paid thousands of dollars for a very nice piece of jewelry and over the years it has grown to be as much a part of you as the hair on your own head. One day while wearing it the unthinkable happens – it breaks! But why?
Regardless of if your jewelry is a custom made designer piece, antique, or funky and eclectic, all jewelry is susceptible to damage and breaking…
Who doesn’t love spending a day at the pool, lake, or beach in the summer? Or maybe you travel for the winter and enjoy leisurely activities year-round. Regardless, be careful with your jewelry in and around water.
Everyone knows the phrase “a diamond is forever” in part because there is no harder material on earth than a shiny, beautiful diamond. But despite the fact it’s harder than nails, many of our customers want to know if it’s possible to damage a diamond ring.
Ever find the ring that you have been wearing for 10 years has “shrunk?” Or you were given a ring as a gift and it is too big or too small? This is something we see all the time. Customers want to know their options: Can a ring be stretched or resized to fit their hand?
Rings come in different shapes and sizes. From casual to formal, we’ve seen them all here at Braunschweiger Jewelers. In fact, rings are some of the most common pieces we see for repair in the service department at our jewelry stores.
If you’re like me, you probably have that one piece of jewelry that is only worn on special occasions. It’s kept hidden and safe in the jewelry box so you always know where it is when you want to wear it. The problem that me, my customers, and anyone who owns jewelry knows, is sometimes the item can appear a little off.
Ever wonder how to restring pearls? Watch the video to find out!
Ever wonder what it takes to size a ring? Watch the video to see the steps our trained jewelers take when re-sizing your ring!
While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, I think Jackie Kennedy was spot on in saying “pearls are always appropriate.” For many customers, pearls hold a special place in their heart. Whether it’s a family heirloom passed down from mother to daughter, or someone who just prefers the appearance of pearls, many people routinely wear pearls as part of their every day, or special occasion jewelry.
Actively wearing your jewelry means one thing for certain: wear and tear is part of the process. Regardless of if you’re wearing a nice watch or a diamond ring, the more you wear your jewelry the more likely it is for your piece to get damaged.