When to Fix Your Pieces and What to Look for in a Repair Service

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Jewellery holds immense sentimental and financial value, making it essential to know when and how to get your cherished pieces repaired. Whether it’s a ring passed down through generations or a bracelet gifted on a special occasion, understanding the signs that your jewellery needs repair and finding a trustworthy repair service is crucial. In this blog, we’ll delve into key indicators for when to fix your jewellery and highlight what to look for in a repair service. Plus, we’ll introduce you to Bell & Brunt’s expert on-site repair jewellers and guide you to other helpful repair articles.

Signs It's Time for Jewellery Repair

1. Loose Stones

    • If you notice any of your gemstones or diamonds wobbling, it’s time for a repair. Loose stones can fall out, leading to loss or further damage.
    • Tip: Regularly check the claws holding your stones to catch any issues early. 

2. Worn-Out Claws

    • Claws hold your stones in place and can wear down over time. If you see them thinning or missing, your stones are at risk.
    • Tip: Get claws inspected and re-tipped by a professional jeweller to maintain their strength.

3. Broken Chains or Clasps

    • A broken chain or clasp can render a necklace or bracelet unusable. Look for signs of weakness or breaks in the links.
    • Tip: Opt for sturdy clasps like lobster or spring-ring clasps to prevent future breaks.

4. Discolouration and Tarnishing

    • Silver and other metals can tarnish or discolour over time. Regular cleaning and professional polishing can restore their shine.
    • Tip: Store your jewellery properly and clean it regularly to reduce tarnishing.

5. Resizing Needs

    • Rings may need resizing due to changes in finger size. An ill-fitting ring can be uncomfortable and even cause injury.
    • Tip: Have your ring resized by a professional to ensure a perfect fit.

What to Look for in a Jewellery Repair Service

jeweller repairing jewellery

1. Experienced Jewellers

    • Choose a service with experienced jewellers who specialise in various types of repairs. Expertise ensures your jewellery is in safe hands.
    • Bell & Brunt’s Expert Service: Our on-site repair jewellers bring years of experience and craftsmanship to each piece, ensuring high-quality repairs.

2. On-Site Repairs

    • On-site repairs offer the advantage of faster turnaround times and better quality control. You can often speak directly with the jeweller working on your piece.
    • Bell & Brunt Advantage: Our on-site repair service means your jewellery doesn’t leave our premises, ensuring security and quick service.

3. Transparent Pricing

    • Look for repair services that offer clear, upfront pricing with no hidden fees. This transparency builds trust and helps you budget for repairs.
    • Bell & Brunt’s Commitment: We provide transparent pricing and detailed explanations of all repair work needed, so there are no surprises.

4. Customer Reviews and Reputation

    • Research customer reviews and the reputation of the repair service. Positive feedback and word-of-mouth recommendations are good indicators of reliability.
    • Bell & Brunt Reviews: Our long history of satisfied customers speaks to our dedication to quality and service.

5. Guarantees and Warranties

    • A reputable repair service will offer guarantees or warranties on their work. This shows confidence in their craftsmanship and gives you peace of mind.
    • Bell & Brunt’s Warranty: We stand by our work with a satisfaction guarantee, ensuring you’re happy with the repairs.

For more detailed information on jewellery care and repair, check out these helpful articles:

B&B jeweller repairing jewellery

Knowing when to repair your jewellery and selecting a reliable repair service is essential to maintaining the beauty and integrity of your cherished pieces. Bell & Brunt’s expert on-site repair jewellers offer the experience, transparency, and quality you need to ensure your jewellery is well taken care of. Regular inspections and timely repairs can keep your jewellery looking its best for years to come.

If you have any questions or need to schedule a repair, feel free to contact us. Your jewellery deserves the best, and Bell & Brunt is here to provide it!

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