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Jewelry Problems that Require Repairs

Jewelry Problems that Require Repairs

Jewelry may be made of durable materials, but it needs to be taken care of to retain its beauty and shine. Plenty of problems can arise from the environment and the ravages of time. Even the purest metals can tarnish and gemstones can break off or become dull. Luckily, jewelry stores like Mitchum Jewelers offer a wide variety of services to further the longevity of your favorite items. Here are a few issues that require the help of a professional.

Ring Resizing

When wearing a ring, it’s vital that it fits perfectly. Whether it’s a fashion or an engagement ring, it can’t be worn if it’s too tight. Too loose and the ring will slip right off. If you bought the piece at an estate sale or received it from a loved one, there’s a substantial chance that the item will need to be resized. Our jewelers can accurately measure your fingers and – with an expert’s skill – ensure the fit is just right.

Re-tipping or Replacing Prongs

Today, diamonds and other gemstones are popularly secured in place with prongs, a clawlike cradle for your precious stones. Around since the 19th Century, prong settings are still widely favored today. These tiny metal spokes are precisely arranged so that the viewer can see every angle of the jewel. However, their size makes them prone to breaking and snapping. This occurrence should be remedied immediately, so as to make sure the gemstone does not separate from the piece or the metal claws do not snag on clothing or items around the house.

Replace a Stone

Gemstones can sometimes fall off a piece and become lost. Imagine the horror of this occurring to an engagement ring and an heirloom diamond. In a more positive situation, you may want to get a higher-quality stone to then replace a stone on your existing jewelry. Jewelers have the equipment and expertise required to properly set or replace a gemstone. At Mitchum Jewelers, we offer a plethora of diamond well-suited for your jewelry. Whether it’s a wedding band or a fantastic necklace, we can help replace a missing stone or change out an old one for a shiny new gem.

Replacing Chains or Clasps

Chains are not only used in chain necklaces but they are also used in bracelets and necklaces with pendants. Designers carefully craft intricate and exquisite links in a myriad of styles. Their diminutive size and delicate creation makes them vulnerable to damage from heat and humidity. Likewise, clasps have small parts that can break or warp over time. If they warp even a little, closing or opening them can prove difficult. Our team at Mitchum Jewelers can repair all of your necklaces and bracelets to make sure they last a lifetime.

Changing Earring Posts

The metal part of earrings that threads through the ear is called the post. They are vital to the structure of the earring: without them, earrings wouldn’t be earrings. However, they stick out and are subsequently vulnerable to damage. If the post breaks, the earring breaks. Should this unfortunate incident happen to you, you will have to bring it to a jeweler for repairs. Bent posts or posts made from metals that are causing adverse effects to those with sensitivity to certain metals will also want to change out the metal posts on their earrings so that they may continue to wear them.

Have Jewelry Repaired at Mitchum Jewelers

Mitchum Jewelers is Ozark, Missouri’s best place for jewelry repairs, servicing, and more. Our talented team of experts is well-equipped to repair all of your jewelry, be it a sterling silver necklace or platinum engagement ring. You can even design your own jewelry with assistance from our goldsmiths and gemologists. Email to learn more about how we can assist you, or visit our lovely Ozark showroom for exceptional customer service.