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This Week’s Service: A Top Heavy Ring That Spins Around On The Finger

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a silver ring with a stone that needs to be reset. This ring is top heavy and spins around on the finger, which may be the reason the stone was knocked out of the mounting.

For this repair we had to:
– Reset the loose stone
– Tighten the other stones
– Size the ring down
-Add stabilizing beads to help prevent it from spinning around on the finger.

Then we finish with our professional clean and polish and it’s good to go!

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This Week’s Service: An Invisible Setting Repair and Rhodium Clean & Polish

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have an invisibly set silver diamond ring with accent rubies. One of the diamonds fell out of the setting, however the owner still had the diamond to reset.

Invisible settings are very tricky to work on and require a Master Jeweler’s touch. For a full breakdown of this kind of repair please read Invisible Setting Repairs

After the setting for the invisible set stones is repaired and the stone is reset, it is then all wrapped up with a rhodium clean & polish.

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This Week’s Service: A Complete Watch Repair Service

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a watch that is not keeping proper time with a cracked crystal and badly scratched case.

For this repair we had to:
-Perform a Clean & Overhaul (Quartz Movement)
-Replace the Stem & Crown
-Replace the Crystal

It is then all wrapped up with a professional clean & polish.

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This Week’s Service: A Laser Soldering for Cufflinks

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have gold plated cufflinks that that were broken into separate pieces.

This kind of repair required carefully removing the stones as their sensitivity could be damaged by the laser soldering required.

The full process was as follows:
-Remove the stone
-Perform the laser soldering
-Reset the stone
-Professional Clean & Polish

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This Week’s Service: A Pearl Ring Stone Replacement & Repair

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a Gold Plated Pearl Ring… without a pearl! Also, most of the gold plating was worn off on this ring.

For this repair we had to:
-Supply New Pearl
-Re-set the pearl
-Reapply Gold Plating

Then all that’s left is our professional clean and polish and voila!

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This Week’s Service: A Case Replacement for a Relic Watch

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a Relic watch with a badly damaged crystal and case.

For this repair we had to:
-Replace the Case
-Replace the Crystal
-Monitor for 72 hours

Then all that’s left is our professional clean and polish and voila!

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This Week: A Look Back At Some of Our Best Transformations

Can you believe it!? It has been 50 Weeks since we started the Weekly Before & After blog! And even before that we were posting some of these transformations on our Facebook and Instagram pages. So when we launched this blog we did it by compiling our best repairs to that point in our first ever post.

50 Weeks later we have many more incredible transformations that we decided to spotlight some of the best to this point.

#5 – Black Starr & 100 Years Ago

All of the repairs on this list were pretty challenging. But one of the first to truly raise our game was this Black Starr & Frost timepiece from the 1920’s. Our sourcing team spent weeks tracking down all of the antique original parts for this watch. But they got all of the original parts to get this beauty to start ticking again.

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#4 – Smashy McCrushed

Similar to a repair that we had before we started our blog came, this kind of repair brings out the best in our Jewelers. It’s the kind of repair that makes you think your friend is exaggerating when she tells you about it …but then the jaw dropping pictures make you a believer.

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#3 – Hollow All the Way Through

Now if this ring had been made of a solid metal like gold or silver, this repair would be a bit more of our standard everyday repairs. But this ring, had a hollow shank. Which meant that a slight misstep on the reshaping of the shank could totally destroy the ring! This is a task made for our Master Jewelers!

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#2 – Vintage Corrossion

This vintage Bulova Accutron stems back to the 1940’s. So much like our Black Starr & Frost example above, this was a challenge in sourcing original parts. Once that was done, all we had to do was hand it over to our Experienced and Certified Watchmakers to make sure the work was done with precision and voila!

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#1 – Cutting Edge Tech For a Classic Restoration

This championship ring required the advanced skills of our Master Jewelers. It needed rebuilding the bezel, custom cutting a stone, engraving the stone, using our 3D printer to create the gold inlay piece, and more. This restoration was such an amazing transformation, it had to take the number one spot.

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Honorable Mentions

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This Week’s Service: A Clasp Replacement for a Gold Chain

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a 14 karat gold chain with a broken spring ring clasp and a bent connection ring. Instead of replacing the spring ring clasp, the client requested an upgrade to a lobster claw clasp with an end cap connection.

So, for this repair we had to provide a medium size lobster claw clasp, the end cap, and then solder them to the chain.

Then all that’s left is our professional clean and polish and voila!

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This Week’s Service: A Badly Misshapen Sterling Silver Ring

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a Sterling Silver ring that was badly misshapen and needed to be re-sized up.

For this repair we had to:
-Solder Two Breaks
-Reshape the Ring
-Re-size up one and a half sizes.

It is all then wrapped up with a nice clean and polish.

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Image Showcasing Weekly Before After 47: A Skagen Watch Restoration

This Week’s Service: A Skagen Watch Restoration

On this edition of the Weekly Before & After, we have a Skagen watch that required replacements for a few parts and some minor interior cleaning.

For this repair we had to provide:
-A new crystal
-A new movement
-And new back gasket

In addition we had to perform a professional dial cleaning. It is then wrapped up with a nice clean & polish and there you go!

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Skagen