The Beauty Behind Ring Restoration

  • By interactive
  • 28 Nov, 2016

Invest in expert ring restoration with local jewelers in Rockford

Jewelry Restoration

Working with antique or custom jewelry pieces that need a little extra TLC is something that can easily be done by a master jeweler. But not all jewelers in Rockford are created equal. The delicate art of ring restoration is something that should be taken seriously and is best when attempted by an experienced and knowledgeable jeweler. With the help of master craftsman Christopher, you can give your antique and well-loved jewelry new life via ring restoration. Whether your ring needs to be resized or you have missing stones, with a few restorative steps you can be proud to wear your custom pieces once again.

What is Jewelry Restoration?

Jewelry restoration is a great way to keep your family's memories and heritage alive for many years to come. Many times, family jewels are passed down through the generations and each unique piece carries with it many memories and stories that should continued to be shared. But while these items may have a great deal of sentimental value, they are often in less than perfect condition and may not be suitable to be worn regularly.

Luckily, with jewelry restoration, you can preserve and even improve upon what your family has treasured for decades. In most cases, jewelry restoration combines several delicate technical steps in order to bring each piece back as close as possible to it's original standard. Some of these restoration steps include:

  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Resizing
  • Replacing lost stones and clasps
  • Re-cutting chipped diamonds or other gemstones
  • Repairing worn, broken or missing prongs
  • Engraving
  • Fixing or replacing worn and bent shanks
  • Thickening bezel walls
  • Correcting prior "repairs"

Does Your Ring Need Restoration?

Because rings are made to be loved and worn most often, they can wear down faster than other jewelry items. When this happens, you'll naturally start to see signs of ageing including everything from a dull finish on the precious metals to missing gems and even bends in the band itself. Regardless of the condition of your antique and custom jewelry pieces, Jewelry by Christopher is the ideal jeweler in Rockford to restore your rings and other family heirlooms.

What Does Jewelry Restoration Cost?

There really is no set price on ring restoration or jewelry repair. The cost of ring restoration can vary greatly depending on the age, size and extent of damage to the piece. More common restoration services like jewelry cleaning tend to be very affordable, while resetting a stone can take more time and money. However, when choosing jewelers in Rockford, Christopher is always happy to give clients an accurate quote and work with you to help stay within your budget.

Restore Value to Your Most Treasured Jewelry

Working with unique jewelry pieces is something that takes great skill and attention to detail, so it is best to put your antique jewelry and your trust in a master jeweler. Whether your ring is in need of a good cleaning or you're looking to use a well-loved gem for a complete custom ring redesign, feel free to schedule an appointment at Jewelry by Christopher today to explore all of your restoration and repair options.

Christopher's Fine Jewelry Blog | Rockford IL

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