Jewelry Repair and Maintenance

Treasured Pieces, Lasting Love: Why Jewelry Repair and Maintenance Matters

Jewelry is more than just an accessory; it's a tangible reminder of cherished memories, special occasions, and the love stories we hold dear. Those delicate earrings you wore on your first date, the signet ring passed down through generations, or the sparkling pendant gifted for your anniversary – each piece holds a unique place in your heart. But just like any treasured possession, jewelry requires a little TLC to ensure it continues to sparkle for years to come.

This is where jewelry repair and maintenance come in. It's not just about fixing broken clasps or lost gemstones; it's about preventative care that keeps your beloved pieces looking their best and lasting a lifetime.

Here's why regular jewelry repair and maintenance is important:

  • Preserves the Beauty and Value: Over time, everyday wear and tear can take a toll on your jewelry. Just like taking your car for regular maintenance, a jeweler can identify potential problems and fix them before they cause serious damage or loss. Regular cleaning and professional inspections can prevent tarnish, looseness, and minor damage, keeping your pieces looking their best and protecting their value.
  • Ensures Safekeeping: Loose prongs, worn clasps, or weakened chains can increase the risk of losing a precious piece. Regular checkups ensure your jewelry stays securely fastened, giving you peace of mind when wearing your treasured items. Plus, we're always happy to clean your jewelry. You'll be surprised at how much it sparkles. 
  • Emotional Investment: The sentimental value of certain pieces is often irreplaceable. Proper care ensures that these cherished items can be passed down through generations, carrying your legacy and stories forward.

Here are some simple jewelry maintenance tips you can do at home:

  • Clean your jewelry regularly: The frequency depends on the type of metal and how often you wear it. Use a gentle jewelry cleaner or a mild soap solution for most pieces.
  • Store your jewelry properly: Keep your pieces in a cool, dry place, ideally in a fabric-lined jewelry box or pouch. This prevents scratches and tangles.
  • Take off your jewelry when participating in certain activities: Avoid wearing delicate pieces during strenuous exercise, household chores, or while swimming.
  • Know your metals: Different metals require different care. Research the best cleaning methods for your specific pieces.

Beyond these home practices, here are some types of common jewelry maintenance offered by Herzog Jewelers:

  • Cleaning and Polishing: A professional cleaning can remove built-up dirt, grime, and tarnish, restoring your jewelry's original shine. Polishing can further enhance brilliance and remove minor scratches. We offer cleaning and inspections free of charge. Stop by any time and one of our associates will gladly clean and take a look at your jewelry- no appointment needed!
  • Prong Re-tipping or Replacement: The prongs holding gemstones in place can wear down over time. A jeweler can re-tip or replace prongs to ensure your gemstones remain secure.
  • Clasp Repair: Clasps are essential for keeping necklaces and bracelets secure. A jeweler can repair or replace worn or broken clasps to ensure your jewelry stays fastened.
  • Chain Repair: Chains can become stretched, kinked, or broken. A jeweler can repair or replace chains to restore their functionality and appearance.
  • Stone Setting: Gemstones can become loose or fall out over time. A jeweler can securely reset or replace missing diamonds or gemstones to maintain the integrity and beauty of your piece.
  • Ring Sizing: Our finger sizes can fluctuate. A jeweler can expertly resize rings to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.