Repairs to existing jewellery
Our own onsite workshop in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, provides a first class professional jewellery repair service. We can make or repair any precious metal jewellery, from a classic antique piece to a small chain repair.
Some of the most common types of repair are:
- Chain repairs
- Ring resizing
- Stone resetting or replacement
- Clean polish and servicing (including rhodium plating)
- Pearl and bead restringing
- Vintage jewellery restoration
- New clasps
- Jewellery cleaning including rhodium plating
Prices are from £10 and typically take around one week. All articles left with us are booked in by one of our experienced team, the work required will be thoroughly discussed and potential costs explained fully. If we are not sure of an accurate cost we will arrange for a fixed quote to be calculated for you.
Your jewellery is then photographed, stored and insured in our safe until the work is carried out in our onsite workshop.
All fees are payable on collection.
Small repairs can be done whist you wait, including rhodium plating.
Same day rhodium plating
Rhodium is a precious metal. For rhodium plated jewellery, it involves plating the piece with a surface that guards against scratches that also gives a reflective white appearance. It is most commonly found on white gold jewellery but can also be used on silver and other materials. This service is only £20.
Watch batteries and repairs
Our watch department can service most makes of watches, we offer overhauls, movement replacements, fix straps, replace batteries and re-seal to make waterproof.
Watch battery replacements or adjustments of straps can be done whilst you wait.
Watch services we provide include:
Repairs to precious metal watch bracelets
If the bracelet is made of gold, silver or platinum we are able to repair or replace most sections. Clasps can be repaired by rebuilding worn sections, replacing missing parts, adding features such as safety clasps. We can, in most cases, repair the actual links of the bracelet. Where a bracelet is badly damaged normally at the case or clasp end, we can either solder solid or remove the damaged area and add extensions either side of the clasp. When a bracelet is too short we can also lengthen it. These processes require an estimate.
Repairs to metal watch bracelets
With non-precious metals such as stainless steel, gold plated and silver plated, if the parts are available, we can adjust the length of most bracelets by either removing or adding links. We can replace the bracelet if badly damaged, repair or replace the clasp. We can replace spring lugs and their covers and attach safety chains.
We can replace most buttons and stems, watch glass and where necessary whole watch movements both mechanical (non-battery) and quartz (battery powered). We can overhaul, repaint dials, replace hands and refit loose batons (numbers).
We can cut our own shaped glasses as well as supply standard round mineral glass and perspex.
We can do most watch watch battery replacements whilst you wait. We can also reseal the case to make water resistant on those watches designed for this. The gasket is replaced and the watch is placed in a dry pressure testing chamber which is programmed to seal the watch at the level required. This usually takes around 3 working days to complete.
Total overhaul of your watch
Firstly the movement comes out of the case, the hands and dial are removed. With a mechanical watch the mainspring is let down to take the power off, with a quartz watch the battery is removed. Then the movement is stripped down and every part is examined for wear (at this point any worn parts are replaced with new) the parts are put into a watch basket and cleaned in a watch cleaning machine. After this process the watch is re-assembled and oiled and then put on a timer to regulate, the movement is then put back into the case and tested.
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If you have a piece of jewellery or a watch which you'd like us to look at, please call into our showroom and workshop in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, call us on 0113 257 4036 or contact us using our online form.