Everyone has had a broken piece of jewelry that needed fixing at one time or another. Whether it’s a watch, a chain, a ring or some other piece of jewelry, you want to make sure you get the job done right! We are here to repair and restore your jewelry to its original beauty. At Diamond Jim’s Phoenix and Diamond Jim’s Sun City locations, we have on-site jewelry repair with a goldsmith in-house. That means we don’t send your precious item through the mail to another location to get it fixed, like many other jewelry stores do. We offer jewelry cleaning services and repair services that will give your old jewelry a new lease on life!
One of the most common tasks the goldsmith is commissioned with is sizing a ring to fit your finger. There are a couple of ways this can be accomplished, and as you may expect one of these ways is far better than the other. The easiest and least expensive way to do it, is to stretch the metal. Sometimes, this can work if it only needs a tiny adjustment. But in most cases, this can lead to your ring losing some of it’s strength and integrity. This can lead to more problems down the road if the metal becomes too thin. You’ll either wind up having to pay for another repair or you may even lose your ring. The more desirable way to size the ring is to add metal to the ring. What the qualified goldsmith will do is cut the ring and then add gold sizing stock to increase the band size. Then, using the proper solder and temperature for the torch, the new gold is added and the ring polished and buffed. After soldering it back together, there should be no evidence that the repair was ever done! If the solder is incorrect or the temperature too hot, the repaired area may be weak and appear to look spongy under magnification.
At Diamond Jim’s our many years of experience ensure that your valuables will be repaired properly and treated gently.