The jewelry you buy is supposed to be loved, cared for and worn as often as possible. When you wear your jewelry often, it is typical for it to start showing signs of wear and tear. This can range from the piece of jewelry losing its original shine and luster to minor and major repairs.
It does not matter what condition your jewelry may be in, the goal of the jeweler is to replace the piece back to its ‘out of the box’ condition that made you first fall in love with it.
There are several different types of repairs that can be completed to restore your fine jewelry pieces. However, the actual cost of these repairs will be dependent on the condition of your jewelry as well as the materials used in the construction of the piece.
The following are some of the typical jewelry repairs, and the current average cost for each repair.
Re-sizing A Ring
When you wear a ring that is not the right size, one of two things can happen. Either the ring will fall off if it is too large, or it can be difficult to remove from the finger if it is too small. This means that if your rings are no longer fitting the way they once did, they may need to be re-sized.
The current costs for re-sizing a ring range between $30 and $200. The actual price will depend on several factors such as:
The type of metal used to make the ring
Whether the ring needs to be sized up or down
The width of the ring
The intricacy of the ring
The number of sizes it must be altered
Polishing Or Cleaning
It does not matter how careful you are with your jewelry, sooner or later it will become dirty and/or scratched. Once this happens, you will need to take it to a jeweler to have it cleaned so it can gets it shine back.
If your jewelry has been cleaned, but you still see spots or blemishes on it, the piece may need to be polished. Unless the piece of jewelry is still complex, the service should not cost more than $60. This will buff away any superficial scratches that are in the metal.
Rings and bracelets that are made from white gold can lose color over time. When this occurs, the rhodium may need to be re-plated. Because of the additional materials needed and time spent, this repair can cost an additional $20 to $60.
If the chain breaks on your necklace, it is possible to repair it by having the pieces soldered together. This is a repair that can cost $20 on the low end, all the way up to $230 on the higher end. Once again, the type of material used will be instrumental in the final cost as well as the part of the chain that needs to be reattached.
There is not a specific price for jewelry repair that you can shop now . However, you can take the damaged piece to a professional jeweler to get an accurate quote for the repairs needed.