At Yarnal Jewelers we repair and restore fine jewelry to its original beauty with the same attention to detail as when they were first crafted, vintage jewelry preservation is our first priority!
The first step in a restoration assessment is to determine what is at fault. The extent and location of damage will dictate what must be done. With careful examination we can ask the questions; How much was it worn? Was it damaged and repaired before? How well were the repairs done? Has anything been added? What is now broken? What are the stones and are they original? Are any of the stones damaged?
(Actually, a lot of restoration involves the correction of poorly done repairs.)
Often, a piece fails and is weak structurally because the material is flawed, or because of an engineering error. If merely soldered, the joints could break again. The challenge is not only to repair the break but also to correct the original problem in a manner that’s in keeping with the original style and technique.
Our Jewelers, look for stylistic differences between sections of the work. Find any small cracks or stress points and seek out any sign of hidden damages. It’s very easy to focus on an area in obvious need of repair and overlook something else that may be quite important.
To ultimately determine the fullest extent of damage, you may need the help of a restoration craftsperson such as our skilled Master Goldsmith Charles Thym.
In need of vintage jewelry repair or restoration estimate? Contact us by phone or stop by the store. Walk ins are always welcomed with a smile ?