Fine Jewelry Repair: What to Look For
When having your fine jewelry repaired or even cleaned, it’s worth the effort to take it somewhere where they manufacture their own custom jewelry. Why? For starters, that means they value craftsmanship and artistry.
“We have six full-time jewelers,” Ryan says, noting that a few of them have earned the designation of master jeweler and have been in the jewelry industry for more than 20 years. “We’re known for our craftsmanship and our quality in our jewelry, and that translates into our repair work, as well.”
Secondly, it means they’ll have the right jewelry bench equipment to properly care for and repair your favorite pieces. At Coffin & Trout, each jeweler has the latest pneumatic tools and torches, and access to a laser welder, which is an indispensable tool that “allows for a much stronger bond,” than soldering, Ryan points out. It also poses a lower risk for heat-sensitive gemstones, which could be damaged by a torch.
When you bring in your jewelry for repair, the experts at Coffin & Trout will provide an upfront estimate, so you’ll know what to expect.