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Jewelry Repair Problems that Require Repairs

Jewelry is often one of the most cherished items that a person owns. It can be a stunning, long-lasting symbol of love, friendship, or family. That is why it is so important to take sufficient care of your jewelry and repair it with an experienced professional when damages occur. Our team at Long Jewelers has put together this guide to common jewelry problems that require repair and tips on how to repair them to increase your accessories’ durability.

Ring Resizing

One of the most common problems people have with their jewelry is that their rings do not fit properly. A ring that doesn’t fit can be a problem for many reasons, such as weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or simply because your fingers change over time. If you notice that your ring is starting to feel tight or loose, stop by a jeweler to have it resized to ensure you don’t lose your ring or suffer an uncomfortable fit.

Re-tipping or Replacing Prongs

Prongs are tiny spokes of metal used in jewelry to hold diamonds or gemstones in place while allowing plenty of the stone’s surface area to remain visible. Over time, these prongs can become bent or broken, which puts your stone at risk of falling out. It is also common for the tip of the prong to break off, rendering the entire prong useless. At Long Jewelers, we provide prong replacement and re-tipping services to ensure your valuable gems remain secure.

Replacing Lost Stones

Another common jewelry problem is losing a stone from your ring or necklace. This can happen if the setting becomes loose. If you lose a stone from your jewelry, take it to a local jeweler like Long Jewelers as soon as possible. Our jewelers can replace the stone and reset it to have your piece feeling brand new.

Replacing Chain or Clasps

Over time, the chain links or the clasp on your necklace or bracelet can become worn out. If you notice that your chain or clasp is damaged, it is essential to take it to a jeweler so that they can replace it. Individual links can be replaced or soldered back together. Clasps are a bit more complicated, but experienced jewelers will have no issue repairing or replacing them.

Changing Earring Posts

If you wear earrings often, the posts can become bent or broken over time. From prolonged earring wear to consistent motion of the clasp, the earring post can slowly wear if not cared for properly. Coincidentally, this can cause the earring to fall out or become lost. To ensure your earrings are outfitted with durable posts, contact a jeweler to have them replaced.

Repair Jewelry at Long Jewelers

At Long Jewelers, we understand how important your jewelry is to you, which means everything to us. That is why we offer a wide variety of repair services to help keep your jewelry looking its best. Whether you need your ring resized or your necklace chain replaced, our experienced jewelers can help. Contact us today for a consultation or visit us for all of your jewelry repair needs.