Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Jewelry Repair

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Jewelry Repair

The most treasured pieces in your jewelry box are more than mere accessories. They are some of your most prized possessions, and you cherish them because they’re pieces that carry a special meaning and have wonderful memories attached to them. 

That’s why when one of your favorite pieces accidentally gets damaged, it might seem like the end of the world. But there’s no need to worry! The good news is that your beloved jewelry can be professionally fixed in no time.
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How to repair broken jewelry

The truth is that, no matter what happened to your jewelry or how desperately you want to fix it, you should never do it yourself! Jewelry repair isn’t a DIY project, and if you try to fix it by yourself you might cause more damage to the piece. 

So, what you need to do is bring your broken piece over to Kravit Jewelers, where our professionals will tend to it and find the best solution to fix the damage. Then, all you have to do is wait. And, in no time, you’ll be wearing your beloved jewelry piece once again - and it will be as good as new!

Expert tips for keeping your jewelry flawless for a long time

As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. That's why the best way to prevent damage is to always take proper care of your jewelry. To help you with that, here are some expert tips on how to look after the stunning pieces in your jewelry box, and keep them looking flawless in the long run.
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Always keep your jewelry clean and organized, and be sure to store them in a designated area of your closet, away from clothing and other accessories. You can either keep them in their original boxes, in a felt-lined jewelry box, or in an accessory drawer.
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Make sure to always be on the lookout for any signs that may indicate your jewelry is in danger of damage or breakage. That could be anything from wobbly clasps on your favorite necklace to lose prongs on your engagement ring. If you notice that, bring your piece over and we’ll inspect it for you.
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Take your most-worn jewelry pieces to get regular cleanings and occasional inspections. Professional care is the best way to ensure the pieces in your jewelry box always look spotless and prevent damage from happening.

What can jewelers fix?

Jewelry repairs range from simple to complex, and there are a plethora of issues that professional jewelers are used to dealing with on a daily basis. The good news is that, at Kravit Jewelers, our team of experts can repair anything. Among the jewelry repair services we offer, here are some of the most common issues we see every day.
Ring Resizing

Ring Resizing

It’s not unusual for finger sizes to change over time, which is why ring resizing is so common. Whether your ring is just a little loose or simply too tight, we can easily adjust it to fit your finger like a glove. 

The process is incredibly simple. First, we cut the bottom of the shank. Then, we either add or remove a piece of precious metal to adjust the size and, finally, solder the band back together before polishing it to perfection. That’s all it takes for you to have a perfect-fitting ring!
Prong Repair

Prong Repair and Replacement

Prongs are incredibly delicate. That’s why, over time, it’s not uncommon for them to wear out, making the diamonds or gemstones they’re holding in place unstable. Luckily, this is an easy and quick fix, as it usually only takes tightening the loose prongs to solve the issue. In case the prongs are too worn, though, a replacement might be necessary.
Chain repair

Clasp and chain repairs

Broken necklace and bracelet chains and loose clasps are incredibly common issues we see every day. And it’s easy to see why this happens. After all, these delicate pieces might snag your clothes throughout the day, you might accidentally bump your bracelets on your desk or kitchen counter a few times too many, or your child might even grab onto your necklace and break a few links. Thankfully, though, broken chains are easily repaired, and clasps can be seamlessly replaced in no time.
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How long does jewelry repair take?

It all depends on what you’re having repaired and the complexity of the work required. Some repairs might take longer than others, while simple issues can be addressed on the spot - such as bringing luster back to your engagement ring with a routine cleaning and polishing.

While we can only give you a definitive answer to this question once we’ve accessed the issue you need fixing, the average turn-around time ranges from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. However, keep in mind that this is just an estimate, which can vary depending on the issue that needs repairing.

Jewelry repair services in Oceanside, NY

At Kravit Jewelers, we offer in-house repair facilities equipped with the latest technology, where our expert goldsmiths with over 50 years of combined experience will restore your old jewelry pieces to their original glory. 

Here, every repair is expertly done to our meticulous standards.  Whether you need a new clasp on a bracelet, a ring resized, or a routine cleaning for a beloved necklace, we do it best. 
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We invite you to bring us your pieces in need of some TLC and see first-hand how we care for you and your jewelry. You can find us at 3187 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, NY. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for our latest news and stunning jewelry inspiration.