Do you have old necklaces you need to get rid of? How about broken earrings? If you have pieces that have seen better days and are considering selling them or throwing them out, consider jewelry repair first! Did you know that most broken pieces can be repaired with relative ease? Even repairs that might seem complicated - watches, for example - are usually no problem for a seasoned professional. Not every piece of broken jewelry can be repaired, but if they can be at a low price, why not save the space in your jewelry box? Take your piece in today. Here are some things to know about jewelry repair that can help prepare you for the experience.
First of all, if you've never had your pieces brought in to be repaired before, consider going to a local jeweler vs. a big brand name chain store. It does a lot of good to support your local businesses, as they are often more likely to go out of their way to take care of your needs. Reputation is vital in smaller organizations, and it means there is a marked difference in service and quality. Word of mouth is the best endorsement, but online review websites can certainly point you in the right direction. Also, consider whether or not your piece actually is worth repairing. I know I am guilty of holding onto old jewelry that I really never wore and that I didn't need, all because I knew the damage was minor and I could easily get it fixed. Well, needless to say, it was just an excuse to indulge my terrible habit of not letting things go. Otherwise, have fun breathing new life into your old pieces! Visit Ellis Fine Jewelers to repair all your old jewelry.