Do you use your cell phone to set reminders and alarms? If so, it’s time to set one for jewelry maintenance.
Help your jewelry look its best so you can wear it with panache. Set a reminder for a jewelry checkup at least once a year. We recommend inspecting and maintaining your jewelry professionally on a regular basis – not only will you keep an eye out for damage, it will preserve its luster.
These gentle maintenance procedures are a must:
Regular cleanings. At minimum, have your valuable jewelry cleaned annually by a jeweler. Request that they inspect it carefully for damage.
Give inherited jewelry an expert look-see. Before wearing or storing any jewelry you inherit, have it fully cleaned, restored and appraised by a professional. This gives you a baseline to start with, and immediately alerts you to any issues like a loose stone or broken clasp.
Inspect prongs, pearls and delicate settings. It’s especially important to do frequent inspections of jewelry that is ornate or has delicate metalwork. This includes pearls, which are commonly strung with tiny knots.
Check the hang. Earrings and pendant necklaces are made to hang a certain way, but they can become warped over time. Examine how they hang and ask a jeweler to adjust it, if necessary.
Consider resizing. Do your rings still fit perfectly? It’s aggravating to wear a ring that’s too big or small – and it could end up damaging the jewelry. A jeweler can make small adjustments that ensure your ring is comfortable to wear and never at risk of falling off.
Add safety features. For children and older adults, safety clasps and chains make jewelry much easier to put on – not to mention safer to wear. A jewelry expert can provide advice about how to use these features properly.
Polish with guidance. It can be tempting to polish jewelry yourself or use chemicals to make them shine. Unfortunately, there’s virtually no regulation about jewelry cleaning chemicals and they can do severe damage in just a few minutes of contact with your pieces. Let an expert care for your jewelry and set your mind at ease.
Regular Maintenance Well Worth Your Time
Take a moment to think about all the beautiful jewelry you own. Are you 100% sure that it’s in perfect shape? At Indy Facets, we can quickly and inexpensively solve issues like:
- Missing pieces
- Loose gemstones
- Unstrung pearls
- Poorly-sized rings
- Missing clasps, chains, and earring backs
- Re-plating of damaged metal
- Re-tipping prongs
- Missing ring shanks
- Crumbled or missing solder
- Restoring heirloom jewelry
- Appraisals and buying your unwanted jewelry
Give your jewelry a careful once-over and contact us to schedule your private appointment today for regular maintenance. Your jewelry is always in good hands at Indy Facets.
Indy Facets – Everyone’s Private Jeweler
Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call (317) 296-6273 for your private appointment or schedule online, IndyFacets.com/schedule/.