Repairs

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

Inlay Ring Repair in Ring vs. Garbage Disposal Story

Rings fall in garbage disposals. I know it seems like a death sentence for your ring, but it may not be. In this blog I focus on Stephanie’s ring because it talks about damaged metal and inlay, a setting style. This project was a real double whammy. I’ve run into about 25 clients who’ve had…

Too thin ring with a dropped diamond

Re-Shanking Your Rings; What, Why and When?

  Like an iceberg to the Titanic, thin ring shanks spell trouble for you. Whether it’s a pinched finger with a little blood, because of a crack on the bottom of your ring, or a big chunk just broke away, it’s never good when your ring cracks. Like a weak link in a chain, the…

Too tight man's wedding band

Jewelry Repairs – Life Extension for Your Jewelry

Let’s talk about jewelry repairs. I’ve been hearing all the time things like, “my ring broke at the bottom”, “my diamond fell out” or “my pearls broke.” “My chains tangled.” The calls I want to get are, “seems like time to check my prongs,”  “I bet my pearls are due for a restringing,” or “could…

|Vintage ring with broken filigree|Antique ring

Antique Ring Restoration Story – Filigree Hearts Re-Made

  When Cheryl finally received the antique ring that belonged to her great-grandmother she loved its intricacy and sweet details. The little filigree hearts were her favorite part. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line one side of the ring with the little hearts had maybe been stepped on. It was badly broken. Great Grandma’s Antique Ring…

Sawing off Rings, Did Your Knuckles Grow When You Weren’t Looking?

I gave one of my 4-year-old blogs the “Update” treatment! New pictures, new story. And a new video at the end. Sawing off Rings, My Second Favorite Job My favorite job as a Santa Barbara repairing Jeweler is witnessing peoples’ faces light up upon seeing on a treasured piece of jewelry, that has been restored…

broken diamond Head with no diamond in it

Ring Disasters, Part 4 – Re-Tipping vs. a New Head

Some of my most loyal, long-time readers may remember my “Ring Disasters” series from 2011. More questions have come up recently about the issues addressed in this particular post. I realized that I could add more information and explanatory photos to answer your newest questions. So, check out this new and improved re-tipping post. Maybe you’ll…

Categories