Repairs

Silver


Sterling

 

Native American: our specialty, offering expert repairs since 1970, including replacement   

                                 of stones, missing ornamentation, reconstruction of vintage pieces, including

                                 conch and clasp replacement.   Our stock of vintage silver findings allows

                                 us to return your Native American pieces to their former pristine condition.


Replacement of 5 missing genuine polished turquoise to match original stones.

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Native American bracelet restructured with braiding re-soldered where broken.

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restored 4 severed bands on bracelet to mint condition

  1. * Contemporary: service for all you sterling pieces, including modern and contemporary designs.

Sterling CZ bracelet restored broken area and returned to new, including stone and metal refinishing.

 

Signed Art Smith 1960s hand crafted pin, returned to original mint condition using casting of original damaged sterling pieces.

Ring Re-sizing: from small to large, too large to just right including total shank replacement when 

                              needed.  No job too difficult!


replaced broken sterling shank

Necklaces and Bracelets:  soldered, shortened, lengthened or just polished and refurbished to new     

                                              condition.

Mesh Bracelet:  Total restoration of tears and breaks.

Link Bracelet:  Shortened and refinished as new.

Reconditioning:  a scratched, worn piece to new condition, or replacing the finish of antique pieces

                              which was improperly cleaned or stored.


US Navy sterling ring:

Antique finish restored.  Broken bezel setting re-built and stone perfectly set.

  1. * Stone Replacement:  including turquoise, shell and coral for Native American jewelry to genuine

                                      stones found in Mexican jewelry and even French paste from antiques.


Deco Jewelry Repairs:  of pieces including, but not limited to, Eisenberg, Judith Jack, Hobe

                                          Pinetta, Napier, and KJL.


Re-set missing rhinestone using unused vintage stones.

HOBE EARRINGS

Custom cut stone to exactly replace lost (original) stone.  A perfect color and size match.


  1. * Marcasite Repairs:  including bracelet resizing, clasp and stone replacement, from

                                    antique and vintage to deco and modern, Judith Jack to Vintage Creations.


Over 65 tiny marcasites handset,  replacing the missing stones in the frame of this fine antique petit point bag.

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  1. * Pin Back Replacement:  safety and vintage “C” clasps expertly soldered onto your sterling pin,

                                           including pieces  containing stones; semi-precious, precious, marcasite,

                                           rhinestone or pearl.

Adjust the Length:  of your necklace or bracelet.  shorten or lengthen, using vintage findings

                                   and beads, to coordinate with your jewelry.                                                              

  1. * Earring Conversion:  pierced, clip on, wire settings, all customized to the wearers’s needs.

                                     including  a matching service for missing earring tops when needed.

  1. * Sterling Allergy:  not a problem, we replace earring parts using white gold or surgical steel.

Base metal backs replace with  surgical steel stud backs.

  1. *Clasp Replacement:  lobster claws, toggles, jump rings magnetic closures, as desired in either

                                      antique or bright finishes.


  1. *Handbags:  crafted of sterling, expertly repaired, re-lined, shoulder chains or wrist chains

                      replaced, repaired, or added when needed.

Restoration of sterling Whiting & Davis, including replacement of missing mesh loops and re-polishing by expert mesh artist.

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Adding a removable antique chain or simple silver studded suede strap, without altering the original sterling bag.  Simply remove the new chain using attached sterling clasps.

FASHION UPDATE WITHOUT ALTERATION.

  1. * Handbags Restored:  From sterling, German silver, and silver plate to gunmetal or brass.


Vintage Repairs by Linda

P.O. BOX 660168

Fresh Meadows, New York 11366

CHALLENGE US WITH YOUR STERLING REPAIRS

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Sterling agate and pearl ring:  resized using original shank- adding sterling and refinishing shank to perfect condition


Gunmetal mesh Victorian Purse restored, including replacement of missing rings, re-attaching to frame and re-lining as before.

  1. *Silver Judaica Repairs:  from ornaments to religious items, including but not limited to Torah  

                                         ornaments as well as Chanukah menorahs, yads and candlesticks.

Silver Wedding Cup:  Re-soldered and restored where damaged.

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ENAMEL RESTORATION: of fine Chinese silver antique pin.

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STERLING BRACELET

break totally restored - back to good vintage “health”

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Mexican:  a special love of Linda’s.  Collecting vintage Mexican silver for over 40 years, she

                    enjoys transforming your treasures from damaged to healthy, too large or too small to

                    just right.  Linda has returned many Margot de Taxco pieces from chipped enamel

                    to wonderful and wearable.  One of her favorite repairs is the enamel rebuilding of a

                    Margot snake necklace (with a badly damaged head) now  enjoying perfect health.


  1. *Emanel Restoration:    restoration of enamel areas on both sterling and costume jewelry.

THE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR REPAIR NEEDS

Replacing the broken clasp with a perfect duplicate - then re-finishing the entire bracelet to new vintage condition.

1950s Gents ID Bracelet

Antique Squash Blossom Necklace, Native American Sterling

This Restoration Project Included:

*hand polishing squash blossoms and beads

*replacement of all missing beads, with matching vintage sterling seamed beads

*restrung to original condition, using the same wire technique originally used

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Antique Cufflinks:  changing into perfect deco style sterling stud earrings.

Judith Jack Ring:  missing marcasites replaced

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Sterling and Jade Bracelet

VINTAGE MARGO DE TAXCO

Broken in two places, we crafted missing rivets to match originals and reconnect the head to the tale and the tale to the  body of the necklace...perfect once again.

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STERLING SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE

Removed all scratches and tarnish, then restoring the stringing by replacing the broken and (too delicate) wire restoring to perfect condition once again.

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STERLING and TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE

Polished, without removing the patina (loved by the owner)  then restoring the stringing by replacing the broken wire restoring to perfect condition once again.

  1. * Designer pieces:  restored, using original designer pieces and techniques, both vintage and modern.

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Ralph Lauren silver bracelet, restored, re-polished, totally back to new condition.