Common Jewelry Problems that Require Repair
Jewelry Problems that Require Repairs
As you wear your favorite jewelry pieces for years to come, you occasionally need to take them to a jeweler for repairs. Wear and tear are common jewelry problems, but unfortunate accidents can also happen. Whenever your treasured accessories require an emergent repair, you must visit an experienced jeweler who you can trust and who will take excellent care of your expensive jewelry. At Exclusively Diamonds, our goldsmith team has over 70 years of combined experience, with a quality control manager on staff. You can ensure your jewelry is in good hands with us.
Ring resizing is one of the most common problems with engagement rings, wedding bands, or even fashion rings. Over time, our fingers can change sizes. This could be due to weight gain, weight loss, a change in climate, or many other factors. Perhaps your fiance accidentally purchased the wrong ring size when shopping for your engagement ring. Maybe you inherit a gorgeous gemstone ring from an aunt that is just too big. Whatever your reason is for getting your favorite rings resized, our jewelers can help. We can measure your true ring size and professionally adjust your ring as needed.
Re-tipping or Replacing Prongs
Prongs are a popular way to secure a diamond or gemstone into a jewelry piece with some posts that hold the stones in a cradle postion. Doing so allows the stone to catch the most light for a dazzling display. However, prongs are especially susceptible to damage, as they get worn down through constant wear or can be broken in an accident. When a prong is damaged, take it to a jeweler immediately to prevent the gemstone from falling out. In the meantime, discontinue wear and store it in its original box to keep it safe.
Replace a Stone
Although diamonds are known as the hardest stone on the Mohs scale, they are not invincible. Friction with other diamonds, sudden temperature changes, contact with chemicals and acidic solutions, or excessive force can all harm your diamond jewelry. Gemstone jewelry is even more fragile, depending on where they rank on the Mohs scale. When your stones are damaged, your jeweler can help you find the perfect replacement. Our professionals are happy to guide you through the process and properly secure your new stone.
Replacing Chains or Clasps
Necklaces and bracelets are fashionable favorites among jewelry lovers. However, dangling jewelry is prone to breaking at the chain or clasp. Sometimes, your favorite accessories can get tangled when not properly stored, and untangling them can cause damage to the chain. Or your special pieces snag on everyday objects during daily wear. When you realize it is too late, the clasp or chain is snapped. When this happens, you should visit your jeweler immediately.
Changing Earring Posts
When you show off your favorite pair of designer earrings for years to come, wear and tear is expected. The earring post is a thin piece of metal that goes through the piercing in the ear, and it can easily be bent or broken. Drop earrings are especially susceptible to post damage due to the weight of the dangling pieces. Stud earrings can also need replacement posts. Your jeweler can replace a bent or broken earring post when it is necessary to keep your best earrings wearable.
Trust Jewelry to be Repaired at Exclusively Diamonds
Founded for jewelry-loving women by jewelry-loving women in south central Minnesota, Exclusively Diamonds strives to be your choice jeweler. Whether you desire to restore a worn-out family heirloom necklace or a quick and quality repair for your beloved engagement ring, our experienced goldsmiths can handle all of your jewelry needs with the variety of services we offer. We also provide routine cleaning and inspections to maintain your accessories. Schedule an appointment at our Mankato location to repair common problems with your jewelry.