Repair, Restore and Rejuvenate Your Custom Jewellery with Ken Ross Jewellers

19 August 2015

Your custom jewellery is quite vulnerable while it is being worn. It is also susceptible to damage if it is not stored properly. So, it comes as no surprise that your jewellery may need occasional repairs, restoration or rejuvenation so it stays beautiful.

JEWELLERY REPAIR AND RESTORATION

Sometimes it may be necessary to repair your jewellery. At Ken Ross Jewellers we offer top of the line service for jewellery repair. In fact, we specialize in repairing and maintaining all fine jewellery and watches. However, if you do not need jewellery repair and desire to keep your pieces in excellent condition, here are a few guidelines that may help.

Prevention: To minimalize potential jewellery repair it is best to regularly inspect your pieces. Check the condition of your jewellery about every three months. You can prevent a small issue from becoming bigger.

Exposure: Reduce or eliminate exposure to moisture. In point of fact, moisture can cause deterioration and verdigris “green junk” to your jewellery. And if verdigris is not treated, it will slowly eat away at the metal. Perspiration can also cause verdigris, so occasionally check your jewellery for signs of “green junk”. At Ken Ross Jewellers we use special techniques for removing verdigris so your jewellery restore beautifully.

Replacing Clasps: Replacing a missing clasp may seem like an easy task but it can be a complicated process. Although the replacement itself is simple, matching the metal color exactly can be discouraging. And for fine jewellery, you really want the metal to match perfectly. As well, you need the right clasp for the style and age of the piece. This can only be accomplished through intense research. However, it is a whole lot easier to have a professional jeweller do the work for you. Ken Ross Jewellers has the expertise, knowledge and artistry to replace jewellery parts exquisitely.

Replacing Jump Rings, Pin Backs and Stems: As with clasps, replacing other parts of your jewellery yourself can be a daunting experience. Even with the right tools, it requires expertise, dexterity and precision. And to prevent damage to your piece, it is best to have an experienced jeweller like Ken Ross to do the repairs.

CLEANING YOUR JEWELLERY

It is important to keep your pieces clean, especially if you wear your jewellery often. Additionally, a regular professional cleaning is recommended. A professional cleaning ensures that your pieces look their best and keep their value. Generally, a cleaning once a year is best. A cleaning is also a good opportunity for a professional jeweller to detect any wear or damage. At Ken Ross Jewellers, we clean your jewellery beautifully and spot any wear or damage straightaway. We also clean rings in the store instantly.

For taking proper care of your jewellery and preventing damage, here are a few tips:

  • Always use a professional polishing cloth when polishing. Paper towels and tissues can scratch your piece.
  • Take care when you clean your jewellery yourself. Even some cleaners specially made for jewellery can be damaging. If in doubt, take your piece to a professional jeweller to be cleaned.
  • Never clean jewellery that is damaged or broken. Generally the extra handling of the piece will cause additional damage. Set your broken jewellery aside until you can get it in to be repaired.
  • Remove your jewellery before bathing, taking a shower or jumping into a pool or hot tub. Soap can cause a buildup of film, making your piece look dull. Chemicals like bleach are abrasive and can tarnish metal such as silver.

PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY REPAIR AND RESTORATION

Established over 50 years ago, Ken Ross Jewellers has extensive expertise in the jewelry, watch and clock business. For professional jewellery repair, restoration and rejuvenation contact:

Ken Ross Jewellers

Established in 1954, Ken Ross Jewellers is renowned for producing and maintaining fine jewelry and watches. And over the decades, many awards have been won. Ken Ross Jewellers specializes in supplying fine jewelry like diamonds and semi-precious stones, plus repairs for rings, wedding bands and watches. For a valuation of a diamond you have, repairs on a wedding ring or new precious diamond jewelry, contact:

 

200 High St., Ashburton VIC
Phone: (03) 9885 1833
kenrossjewellers@hotkey.net.au

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