Jewelry Repairs

 

 

 

Galina Jewelry Repairs 

At Galina Fine Jewelers we understand how sentimental and important personal jewelry can be. We make sure that our clients feel confident leaving their jewelry with us.
To make sure that our clients feel reassured we’ve created a great repair system with a
5-Point Guarantee in place:

1. Jewelry Repairs are performed by Master Jewelers and Guaranteed for 1 Year (restrictions apply).
2. Client’s Jewelry is fully insured while it's in Galina's possession (per declared value).
3. Before and After Pictures are taken and emailed to the client if permitted.
4. All repair jobs are performed only after the client's approval.
5. Every step (including all communications and any actions taken) is being recorded, tracked and saved in database.

When a piece of jewelry is brought to us for sizing or a repair it is thoroughly examined by our trained staff. The jewelry gets photographed and full description of the item/s, including declared value, is being recorded and stays in our database. If the client does not know the value of their jewelry item a trained professional will help him/her determine that.

 

 

After the jeweler makes a final assessment of the repair, the client is notified if there are any more recommendations given before proceeding with the repairs. When the job is completed the client is notified by phone immediately, unless specified otherwise. Only the client or the person in client’s database may pick up the jewelry.

 

After the client picks up the jewelry, the instructions on the basic care of their jewelry is given.

Verbal Appraisals, Jewelry Cleaning, Examining and Consultations are always complimentary at Galina Fine Jewelers. Physical appraisals and recommendations for jewelry insurance are always available.

 

Ring Sizing 

 

Too loose or too tight? Ring sizing is a fairly straightforward process, and one of the most common repairs. It involves either adding or removing a piece of metal from the shank of a ring to increase or decrease the diameter, or ring size without changing the ring's appearance. Metals such as gold, silver and platinum are the only types that can be sized by a fine jeweler. Titanium, stainless steel or tungsten cannot be sized and must just be made in a new size.

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Complimentary Cleaning & Jewelry Inspection

Did you know it is completely free to get your jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected? Every representative in our company is trained in jewelry cleaning and maintenance with the ability to determine your jewelry's condition. We recommend these check-ups every 3-6 months or whenever you know you may have done damage to your piece. 

Additional attention such as polishing is optional and starts at only $10. 

 

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Retipping Prongs  

Prongs are the part of the ring that holds your stone in place and over time these prongs will wear down and need maintenance. In some instances the prongs must be rebuilt altogether in order to prevent the stone from being lost. To get more wear out of your jewelry take it off before you shower, while doing dishes, sleeping, gardening and any other hands-on outdoor activities. Reminder, precious metals are soft and should be treated with care. 

 

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Rhodium

Rhodium is a natural white, hypoallergenic metal used commonly as a  plating for sterling silver and white gold. This metal keeps other metals from tarnishing and also is a bright white. 

Pure gold is naturally yellow when it is mined, in order to make gold white it is mixed with other metals. The process of mixing other metal alloys to gold has been used for thousands of years, originally this is done to make gold strong enough to wear. Platinum jewelry is normally made with 95% platinum and does not change color, however it does scratch easier than 14k (58.8% pure gold) or 18k (75% pure gold).   

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