Repairs for items in my catalog
Please email me with a
description of your repair. If we agree it's something I can do,
package your piece carefully, and ship it second day Priority
Mail, and be sure to insure it. The Post office has nifty little
Priority Mail boxes that are just the right size for jewelry,
and they are free. The box prevents the possibility of crushing.
Include a check for the agreed amount of your repair plus $7.95
for return shipping and insurance. Be sure to put your return
address and the amount of insurance you want on the return trip
in the box. (Insurance up to $50 is all one price.) If you are
having an earring repaired, send both because if I have to repolish
it after soldering, it will look cleaner and brighter then the
other. Once your check clears I will return the pieces to you
in about two weeks. If there is going to be a delay, while I order
parts, I will tell you that upfront. A digital photograph helps
a lot, but be aware that are rare occasions when once I have seen
the actual piece I may have to determine the repair is not possible.
Be sure to give me a heads up on the day you have shipped, so
I can look for your package.
Repairs for other jewelry
Customers are always delighted to find out that they
can bring repairs to me. I hear a similar story almost every time.
They were disappointed to be told by a jewelry store that their
repair couldn't be done. When you think about it, it makes sense.
Most storefront jewelry stores just don't have the time to bother
with the repair of a piece of jewelry they cannot readily replace
out of their own inventory should something go wrong.
That's where I come in. I have successfully been repairing jewelry
for years, and have gotten pretty good at eyeballing the pieces
I can fix, and those I can't. I tell customers right up front
if I think the cost is overwhelming for the value of the piece.
But I am also the person to come to if you do want that sentimental
friendship ring you got at the carnival repaired. I give your
piece of jewelry my best service, with the mutual knowledge that
I cannot be a mind reader about how a piece may have been originally
constructed, and therefore am not responsible for an unforeseen
disaster. (I've never had one yet.)
Turn around on repairs is about two weeks. For information on
shipping please go to the Orders page.
if you have a question about a repair you have that is not on
this list, certainly contact
||1 pair surgical steel welded earring posts replaced, complete
with large sterling earnuts. Cleaning included. $20.
|| 1 pair sterling earring posts replaced, complete with large sterling
earnuts. (Soldering requires complete refinishing, polishing
and cleaning.) $30.
||1 pair surgical steel posts epoxied on costume jewelry, complete
with large sterling earnuts. Cleaning included. $14.
||1 pair of large sterling earnuts $3.
||1 pair sterling French earwires replaced. Heavyweight. Cleaning
||Basic soldering repair. $15.
||Basic soldering repair, when complete refinishing is required.
||1 pair converted earring posts to sterling ear clips. (Complete
refinishing required after soldering.) $35.
||Epoxy pinback on costume jewelry $7.
||Reshape, clean and polish ring. $10.
||Resize ring one size. Clean and polish. $12.
||Dent repair: shape, file, sand, buff, polish. $10.
||Dent repair: 2 dents. $12.
||Dent repair: 3 dents. $15.
||1 pair adjust ear clip. Cleaning included. $10.
||Restring necklace up to 28". $25.
||Restring double strand necklace up to 28". $35.
||Restring triple strand necklace up to 28". $50.
||Replace necklace catch with sterling hook and eye. $5.
||Restring pearl or other necklace individually knotted up to 24".
Cleaning included. $30.
||Basic adjust and cleaning. $7.
||Basic non-solder repair and cleaning $10.
|| 1 pair of 14K gold earnuts $10
||Remake matching earring, 1/2 plus 15%