Repairs & Alterations
As well as making jewellery from scratch, we also work on a wide variety of jewellery repairs & alterations, using eco-conscious materials wherever possible.
With over 10 years experience of using these specialist skills full time at the bench, you can feel safe knowing that your beloved jewellery will be treated with the utmost care during it’s stay.
From re-soldering a broken chain to replacing stones/settings, to re-casting your old jewellery into something new, we have a wide knowledge of working with different materials & are always happy to have a chat about the specific needs of your well loved pieces.
Jewellery & their repairs are pretty unique, so if you would like to know more about prices & what options are available, please get in touch, or take a look below for more information.
Prices depend on the type of metal, carat/colour of your ring, whether it needs sizing up or down, & also if it has any stones included.
(Diamonds, rubies & sapphires can usually withstand the amount of heat needed for this type of job, however all other stones will likely need removing before heating up).
Depending on how much work is required for the job, prices start from £20 for silver ring resizing, but please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more.
Cleaning, Polishing, Plating & Oxidising
With the constant use of handwash, sanitser, sun creams & (I’m sorry, but) sweat & grime from daily life, it’s no wonder our jewellery can lose it’s sparkle after a while!
Cleaning your jewellery from home is super easy & great for removing surface dirt & getting your stones sparkling again, but we have specialist equipment which will rid your precious pieces from scratches & buff them back up to a high shine. We’re also able to re-oxidise any of your jewellery, as well as get them re-plated.
To have your jewellery professionally cleaned, prices start from £6 a piece, but please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more.
Whether you have a luxurious pearl necklace that needs re-knotting or stringing, or another kind of beaded jewellery we can help.
Pearls traditionally are always re-threaded with silk, however we also have stronger alternatives which could offer your pieces more longevity than standard practice.
Options start from £15, please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more.
Unfortunately, these things happen! As you wear your jewellery, the metal setting surrounding the stone can slowly wear away, leaving the stone vulnerable to knocks & catches.
However, we are able to closely work with experienced stone dealers to replace your stone with something as similar as possible, or to suit your budget.
Top Tip: wait until it’s dark & shine a torch around where you think you may have lost your stone – Diamonds will sparkle & help you find them!
Whether your old one is simply wearing too thin, or you want to give your piece a new lease of life, swapping your old setting for a nice shiny new one usually has more pros than cons!
If you’re stuck for inspiration, a quick online search often helps, & I’m quite happy to run you through practical options too according to your budget. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
Odd solder jobs
Broken earring post? Chain snapped? Need a safety chain adding? Pendant bail wearing thin?
These things happen, & are usually a quick & easy to fix!
Depending on the job & what’s involved exactly, simple solders start around £8, but please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more.
Please be aware that unless you live local to East Sussex, you will likely have to post your items to me in order for me to work on them. I can advise you on preferred ways to send your pieces, but I cannot be held responsible for anything getting damaged/going missing during transit.