Jewelry Repairs

It takes great skill to properly repair treasured pieces of jewelry. That’s why you want to trust the care and repair of your watches, bracelets, rings and other fine jewelry to experts who have the experience and expertise to get the job done right.

At Armeny we specialize in restoration, reproduction, polishing and plating services. We begin by diagnosing each piece and providing an estimate in advance. We conclude with an in-depth cleaning followed by a technical and aesthetic inspection before returning your beautiful restored jewelry to you.

 

Restoration

Reproduction

Polishing

Plating services

Care for Jewelry

The Restoration Service allows an extremely damaged piece of jewelry to rediscover its aesthetic attractiveness and original appearance.

 

The restoration Service includes the following operations:

 

• the diagnosis;

• the preparation of an estimate.

 

  After the estimate has been accepted:

 

• the restoration process is carried out in a succession of stages:

• soldering: Laser welding or blowtorch.

• reshaping.

• the setting of the stones: this extremely delicate stage sometimes involves rebuilding the prongs and the mounting.

• polishing, using brushes saturated with three different abrasive pastes, until a dazzling surface is obtained;

• ultrasonic cleaning of the piece of jewelry, particularly its less accessible parts, by immersion in an ultrasonic tank filled with lukewarm soapy water.

• rhodium plating: white gold covered with a fine layer of rhodium, to reinforce the whiteness and brilliance.

 

A technical and aesthetic inspection is carried out in accordance with Armeny’s quality criteria.

 

 

 

Before

After

The reproduction of piece of jewelry is very intricate process.

This step is necessary when customer wants to add a new matching piece to existing jewelry, for instance, to make similar earrings to match the ring,  or add extra links to necklace to make it longer; make matching bracelet to the necklace...

 

There are several different approaches to complete this task.

 1. Make new piece from the scratch by using scanning process and 3D jewelry design software.

2. Make a piece by hand from scratch.

3. Make a mold from available jewelry and reproduce new piece from it.

 

The Reproduction & Pairing Service includes the following:

 

• the diagnosis;

• reproduction: this varies according to the nature of the piece of jewelry. It could be achieve by making rubber mold from remaining piece or recreating from scratch by using CAD/CAM and had fabrication.

• the different parts of the piece of jewelry will be assembled by soldering or laser welding;

• the stones will be set;

• the piece of jewelry will be polished, using brushes saturated with three different abrasive pastes, until a dazzling surface is obtained;

• the piece of jewelry will be cleaned, particularly its less accessible parts, by immersion in an ultrasonic tank filled with lukewarm soapy water.

• rhodium plating: white gold covered with a fine layer of rhodium, to reinforce the whiteness and brilliance.

 

A technical and aesthetic inspection is carried out in accordance with Armeny’s quality criteria.

 

 

The Polishing Service allows your piece of jewelry to rediscover its original shine and brilliance, without altering its shape.

 

The Polishing service includes the following operations:

 

• the piece of jewelry is diagnosed;

• piece of jewelry is polished, using brushes saturated with three different abrasive pastes, until a dazzling surface is obtained;

• the ultrasonic cleaning;

• rhodium plating: white gold covered with a fine layer of rhodium, to reinforce the whiteness and brilliance.

 

 A technical and aesthetic inspection is carried out in accordance with Armeny’s quality criteria.

 

Please note that during the polishing process a fine layer of metal is removed. This is why we recommend you not to have this service carried out more than twice in the lifetime of a piece of jewelry made of white or yellow gold.

 

 

The plating operation consists of the following stages:

 

• before plating, the remaining layer of previous plating is removed by filing and polishing piece of jewelry so as to obtain a naked surface to which the new layer can be applied;

 

• the immersion of the piece of jewelry in a bath to deposit a new fine layer of metal on the surface of the white gold.

Silver pieces requiring palladium undercoating.

 

This operation can be performed as: rhodium plating, gold plating or silver plating.

 

Rhodium and palladium are rare platinum group metals.

 

A technical and aesthetic inspection is carried out in accordance with Armeny’s quality criteria.

 

 

 

 If you think cleaning of your jewelry is not an important task, let us correct you

 

Fine jewelry is a precious possession designed to last a lifetime. However, proper care is required to assure the lasting qualities of your jewelry. Use this guide to learn what you should know about caring for, cleaning and protecting your fine jewelry.

 

GENERAL CARE TIPS

 

o Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place.

o Keep your jewelry in a fabric-lined jewelry case or in a box with compartments and dividers.

o If you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually in soft cloth or tissue paper.

o Always thoroughly rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning and before storage.

o Consider purchasing personal property insurance for valuable jewelry pieces to supplement the limited coverage commonly found in most homeowner’s insurance policies.

 

 Regular checking and cleaning of your jewelry is important for you and your precious piece of art for following reasons:

o While you wear your jewelry a lot of unwanted micro dirt gets in it and starts accumulation.

o Body oil, skin cells, lotion, dust from the air and surrounding objects all combined together stocked in the rings, earrings, bracelets..

o If all that junk not been removed by cleaning and drying your loved jewelry then it could be your potential health treat.

o Clean jewelry will keep your skin free of itching, allergy and rush.

 

Beside health and hygienic issues that stuff will act as adhesive and hold gems in place, even if prongs are broken or worn. But that will not last long. Right after it is wet or soaked it will dissolve and lose adhesiveness. And then guess what…. Yes, your diamonds and gems are gone without notice.

 To avoid all above problems, stop once-in-a-while at Armeny and have your jewelry inspected and cleaned. It is Complementary service from us to you.

 

 Our jewelry inspection process includes but not limited to:

o Checking for broken or loose prongs

o Worn mountings and general wear and tear

o Finding lose gems in the mountings

o Looking for cracks and stress related issues in metal

o Discovering sharp edges and points, which is potential danger for customer

 

 

 

 If any of these problems are present in you jewelry, we’ll give you an estimate to fix it or replace missing gems.

 

 

 

 

Call us today to arrange a free consultation appointment:

 

860 / 232 - 3200

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