Broken Treasures: Fine Jewelry and Second Chances via Jewelry Repair
Jewelry boxes and bureaus throughout the Bay Area hold special family heirlooms that haven’t seen the light of day for years. Think of the small, knotted gold chain holding nana’s heart locket with a special photo. Or maybe a ring from great auntie that has a beautiful emerald, but the ring size is too small and the setting is kind of dated. Or how about a box of watches grandpa passed on hoping one day you would be proud to wear them? Yet the chains are dull and the faces are cloudy. Can you relate to this?
If so, here’s some news – at Davidson and Licht we are not only proud to offer the best and finest jewelry in the Bay Area, our Walnut Creek location is the best place for jewelry repair!
Old Gold for New Times
Fine jewelry does not lose its value just because it’s dated or damaged. Precious gold necklaces, diamond earrings, or retro timepieces can be new again with some special attention from an expert goldsmith skilled in jewelry repair. We happen to have two full-time goldsmiths at our Walnut Creek location. They have seen it all and are ready to listen to you. Our experts offer some of the best professional advice for jewelry repair. So let’s take a look at a few examples of what our top goldsmiths can do to bring your family treasures back to the present;
Great-grandma’s tiny, flawlessly clear diamond earrings: You have two daughters on their way to college graduation. It sure would be nice to give them a piece of family love to begin their adult lives. How about necklaces? Our jewelry repair team modifies pieces too. They can polish and set each diamond into a new setting of your choosing.
Grandpa’s 1962 Tudor Oyster Prince Ranger Wristwatch: It stopped working years ago and has been sitting in the sock drawer. Every time you see the box, you wonder what you’re going to do with it. How about wear it? We can provide an overhaul service with crystal replacement, bracelet refinish and full cleaning and recalibration. A classic fine watch deserves a second chance, don’t you think so?
Your Own Wedding Ring: Maybe you’ve gained some weight or went down a ring size due to a new 5k training. It’s hard to decide if you should make the ring smaller or leave it and add some tape underneath “just in case.” It’s sad for us to see a beautiful ring with tape around it. Our jewelry repair team will inspect the ring and come up with a solution. An extender can be added until you are ready to commit to a ring size.
The Sequel: UN-Tangled Starring Your Necklace
New jewelry can end up in the back of the jewelry box too. Maybe you own a gorgeous silver chain from years ago that the knot gremlins found. Seriously, can anyone really figure out how that happens? But the silver is tarnished and even if you wanted to DIY it with baking soda, the knots still won’t come out. Better to call our jewelry repair team in Walnut Creek for a quick consult. They may be called goldsmiths, but they fix silver jewelry too.
And lastly, maybe you don’t want to keep what you’ve inherited? Yes, it’s valuable, but it just doesn’t fit your lifestyle. The idea of selling that Cartier watch and using the money to pay down the mortgage just makes sense. Or possibly a less responsible, but more fun choice like going to Hawaii? Before you post that timepiece on an auction site, look a little closer. If the age is showing, the value could be less than expected. Our Walnut Creek jewelry repair team fixes watches too! They will inspect and clean that heirloom before it goes to auction. A watch repair with a new crystal face can be worth the investment and raise the final bid. Our staff loves looking at estate pieces, and are also experts in fine timepieces. There might be an interesting piece of trivia about the watch they can share with you.
Promises, Promises just Come and Visit Us!
Promising yourself to do something with worn and broken fine jewelry “someday” is never going to get it one. The time is now, so bundle up those neglected gems and bring them to us. Let that beautiful necklace take center stage around your neck as a sparkling, showpiece. If the jewelry is for someone else, think how special they’ll feel when you go to the effort of making it new again just for them. And really, we promise, it takes very little effort to drive and park at our Davidson and Licht store in Walnut Creek (parking is sooooo easy)! Let our expert fine jewelry Goldsmiths handle the work, it’s what they do best.