Repair Management

a bench jewelry conducting repairs in St. Louis

Like any other beautiful things we own, such as our homes, art, or automobiles, fine jewelry requires periodic maintenance and upkeep. At the very least, pieces that receive a lot of wear should be inspected annually, cleaned, and polished. Sometimes a bracelet with a broken clasp ends up in a pile with an earring that is missing a back or has been stepped on, or pearls that need restringing. If your jewelry repairs don't ever make it to the top of your "To Do" list, I would be happy to manage all of them for you.

First, we will sit down together and I will clean and inspect the broken pieces. We will discuss the issues with each, from replacing a lost earring back to refurbishing a filigree brooch. Because I travel with ring sizers, we can determine how far up or down to re-size a ring together. I make make recommendations and suggestions on more complicated repairs as needed, then take all of the pieces with me when I go. I work with a small group of excellent bench jewelers throughout St. Louis, and have the expertise to know who would be best suited to the requirements of your jobs.

 

At the same visit, I can also review your entire collection and see which pieces might benefit from some TLC. Your engagement ring may be missing a prong without your even being aware of it. I can determine if the prong can be easily repaired or if the entire mounting needs replacement. Because I receive no commission from any jeweler you can trust that I am making recommendations that are only in your best interest. 

Estimates will be obtained prior to any work being started, and will be approved in advance by you. You will pay the jeweler directly for any work done, and I will be paid my hourly fee for time spent on your repairs.

Contact me if your need assistance managing your jewelry repairs.