Jewellery Warranties, Jewellery Repairs and Everything in Between!
When we treat ourselves to something new and sparkly, we often don’t want to think about what happens if our precious piece of jewellery gets broken. It’s understandable to get caught up in the excitement of the jewellery buying process, but it’s equally as important to make sure that if the worst does happen, you know where you stand.
When buying an investment piece of jewellery, always check whether the piece comes with any warranties. This could save you from disappointment and costly jewellery repairs at a later date.
Certain pieces, such as engagement rings for example, come with a certain length of guarantee which may include some cleaning work or stone resetting if needed. However, always check whether the company you’re buying the piece from offers jewellery repairs on the premises, as this will give you extra peace of mind that your much-loved piece of jewellery is in safe hands.
If the worst does happen, and your beautiful jewellery suffers a breakage, try not to panic, as there are very few mishaps that can’t be repaired. Stones can be reset, links can be replaced, and scratches can be polished out; so check with an experienced jeweller what can be done to fix your jewellery.
Always take your jewellery to a reputable jeweller that carries out jewellery repairs on the premises. This eliminates the risk of the piece being lost in transit en route to its repair. In-house repairs are often turned around quicker, too, so you’ll have your jewellery back before you’ve had a chance to miss it!
And Everything in Between!
And what’s in between warranties and repairs? Well cared-for jewellery, of course!
Any expensive piece of jewellery should be photographed and properly insured with the relevant supporting documentation from a trusted jeweller.
Maintaining regular servicing and cleaning of jewellery pieces will give them as long a life as possible. For watches, a service a minimum of every two years is a good idea to keep them ticking over. Pearls should be restrung every 1 – 2 years, and ring settings should be checked every six months to a year, with regular cleaning and / or rhodium plating as necessary.
Always choose a jeweller that carries out insurance documentation and jewellery repairs on the premises for the highest security in ensuring that your jewellery is safe.
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