Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

When To Take Your Fine Jewelry In For Repairs

by Roberta Vasquez

Having fine jewelry is a luxury you probably enjoy and you also probably want to make sure that your necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets stay in great shape. After all, fine jewelry is not cheap and you do not want any of it to lose its value. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well aware of when it is time to set up an appointment for jewelry repairs. Here are some examples of when your fine jewelry may need work done to it:

The Ring Shank Looks Thin

This is a common occurrence for rings that are worn every day or that are very old. The more often a ring is worn, the more likely it is that the shank will start to thin out. The shank is the bottom of the ring. If you turn your hand palm up, the shank is the part of the band that you can still see. You will want to take your rings with thinned shanks to a repair shop so more gold can be added and it will look as good as new in no time at all.

The Clasps Are Not Closing As Tight

If you have started to find that the clasps on any of your necklaces or bracelets are starting to become a little hard to get closed all of the way, it is time for some jewelry repair work. You do not want to miss the chance to get a new clasp put on and then suddenly find that you lost your jewelry because the clasp released on its own.

Now that you have a much better idea of when you should take your fine jewelry in for some repair work, you will want to make it a point to inspect your jewelry carefully. It would not hurt to go through all of your jewelry pieces to see if there are any signs of trouble that you might have missed. In the meantime, you may want to go ahead and start to search for a jewelry repair shop in your area. There might be a stand-alone jewelry repair shop or a major jewelry store chain in the middle of a shopping mall. However, most of the big-name stores send jewelry out in order to be fixed. If you want your jewelry to stay where you take it, you will want to look for a place that offers on-site repair work.


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Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Hello, my name is Belinda. I spend my spare time making jewelry for my friends and family. The jewelry making process that I use closely mimics the practices utilized by the professionals. I have a small kit of tools that I use to bend wire, set stones and create other decorative elements for my jewelry. I want to explore hobby and professional tools used for jewelry making on this site. I hope that I can inspire other people to pick up this fun and rewarding hobby. I will share new jewelry industry information on this site as it develops. Please visit often to learn about this topic.