Vintage

    Jewelry

       Repairs

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THE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR REPAIR NEEDS

JUST WHEN YOU GAVE UP ON THAT SPECIAL VINTAGE PIECE......YOU FOUND US!



* Soldering and restoration of Metals:  from platinum and gold to base metal, including sterling, base metal and even pinchbeck and gold filled.                             

Victorian Bracelet:  Totally restored, including re-soldering of engraved decorative plaque and re-soldering onto original bangle.

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Victorian Earrings:  replaced missing turquoise stones.

replaced broken sterling shank

Replacement for broken“push in” portion of clasp, using identical vintage parts.

VINTAGE CINER NECKLACE

Bead Re-stringing:  knotting, clasp replacement, lengthening through our “exact match” service.

                                   


  1. * Marcasite Repair and Alteration:   including bracelet resizing, clasp and stone replacement.

  1. * Pin Back Replacement and repair:  safety and vintage “C” clasps expertly soldered on all metals.             

                                                     

Restored spring action in clasp of Victorian Mosaic Pin.

Bales:  replaced; when missing or broken - added; to convert your pin to a pendant.

Bale crafted to replace (missing) original

  1. *  Sterling Silver:  total restoration services offered, from soldering to clasp replacement

  1. * Earring Conversion:  pierced, clip on, wire settings, sterling, base metal, brass, etc.

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Earring Back Replacement:  from clip backs, wires, and studs to rare vintage closures or restoring

                                                  your broken earrings to work perfectly again.

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  1. * Metal Allergies:  convert your earring, using surgical steel or gold, instead of base metal.

  1. * Clasp Replacement:  lobster claws, toggles, jump rings, magnetic closures in all metals

                                      and colors - including high polish and antique finishes.


  1. * Clasp Repairs:  including parts replaced, re-soldering, re-building and re-plating.

Replacement of “push in” portion of clasp, without damaging stones or pearls.


  1. * Resizing:  rings, necklaces and bracelets, including precious metals to costume and marcasite.

Deco Jewelry Repairs:  Including bakelite repairs.


KENNETH JAY LANE:  Clamper mechanism restored, using original parts.

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Judith Jack jewelry, belts and handbags by replacing all missing marcasites (square or round), converting from clip to pierced, pierced to clip.

Clasps Replaced:  lobster claws, toggles, jump rings, magnetic closures

                                  precious metals, sterling, antique and bright finishes available.

Trifari Kashmir Bracelet:  replaced missing “push in” clasp - a perfect match to original

Costume Rhinestone Bracelet:  replaced missing “fold over” clasp - a perfect match to original

  1. *Alter your jewelry to fit:  while keeping it as the vintage beauty is was before.

Vintage Costume Slide Bracelets:  shortened both bracelets - replaced 18 missing stones (with unused vintage stones) - installed a safety chain (using vintage chain and clasp)

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Please visit our “Sterling Silver Repairs” page for more  examples.


DECO STERLING PIN

Tarnished with missing stones.

Finish totally restored to new with stones replaced, using perfectly matched stones

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REPLACEMENT OF ALL 138 MISSING PEARLS

CLASP REPLACED

            clasp replaced with perfect vintage match

Pearl Replacement:  using our huge cache of  pearls, from genuine to faux.

Restored broken area of bakelite and restored spring action hinge to original condition

EISENBERG ICE

Tarnished with missing stones.

Entire shank and sides of costume ring rebuilt, restored, remaining (top of setting) rebuilt.

Restored “DOTS” bakelite bracelet by re-setting one of the black dots in wonderful red bracelet.

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HAR DRAGON BRACELET

The damaged “clamper” spring was replaced allowing the bracelet to close and stay closed properly while wearing.

Please do not hesitate contacting us with that special request. 

We have succeeded in completing that “impossible” repair and replacing that “irreplaceable” bead or rhinestone.   It is always our pleasure to return your vintage jewelry item to its former “healthy” self.

I will personally respond to each question or special repair need you have.

Sincerely,

Linda                                 


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VINTAGE MIRIAM HASKELL NECKLACE:


Cleaned all metal removing the verdigris and then re-wiring the beads and replacing missing beads as they were originally.  All work is done using before and after studies and vintage beading.

Expert stringing then accomplished, replacing missing beads where needed .

  1. * Enamel Repairs:  Including replacing worn and chipped enamel coloration and then glazing to protect

                                the surfaces.

VINTAGE HOLIDAY HAT TREE:

Refinishing surface and replacing missing enamel and restoring gold tone surfacing as before.

Miriam Haskell Restoration:  Returning each necklace to its former wonderful condition.                                   


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Georgian Brooch:

Replaced all missing 1-1.5 mm pearls,  using genuine Oriental peals, hand sewn using original technique, c. 1901-1915.

DECO GLASS EARRINGS:

Refurbished the enamel finish which was gone  from glass ball earrings.

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CHINESE ENAMEL TREMBLÀNT PIN

19th Century


All worn and chipped enamel restored even re-soldering wire work and magnificent faded coloration...a pleasure!

  1. *Stone Replacement:  Genuine and Costume:    from Diamonds to Rhinestones, paste, etc.


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ANTIQUE MARCASITE NECKLACE

Replaced worn and broken original chain using unworn vintage sterling filagree chain - also adding a few (needed) inches to fit.

Converting from clip on to pierced / clip.

Ring settings: restored or replaced, using our casting and matching service.

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DECO DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

Ring settings: restored so that original settings can be enjoyed

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.

RARE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE GENUINE BEAR CLAWS ENHANCING 8 STERLING  SQUASH BLOSSOMS WITH TURQUOISE ENCRUSTED NAJA.

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  1. 1.  All beads, squash blossoms, beads and naja were removed from chain.

  2. 2.   All parts were polished, removing the residue both polish and tarnish.

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before stringing to right.

  1. 3.  The clasp is to be restored and all parts re-strung on original sterling   chain and fastened safely as before.

  2. 4.   Returning this masterpiece to magnificent condition as it deserves.

Settings: restored by using vintage parts to duplicate.

DECO STERLING SILVER CLOWN BROUCH:

Replaced missing and mismatched stones, returning this treasure to mint vintage condition.

Replaced lost genuine faceted garnet with a perfect match, including restoration of bezel setting .

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Lost pearl perfectly replaced along with missing stone.

Replaced all missing agates to coordinate with original stones.

Each replacement stone was hand picked, custom cut and set to restore this fabulous Scottish Agate set.

CHRISTIAN DIOR

Restoration described below

  1. 1. Restore broken clasp, replacing missing side of clasp

  2. 2.Straighten settings and damaged areas

  3. 3.Replace all missing Gripoix green marquise stones and pear shaped turquoise.

Custom cut a emerald turquoise to correspond to original cabochon pear shaped stones.

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JULIANA NECKLACE

Removed damaged stones and replaced all with perfect pear shaped matches.

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VINTAGE MIRIAM HASKELL

Cleaned all metal and stones to  original sparkling condition, removing all verdigris and then string necklace as originally intended.

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VINTAGE MIRIAM HASKELL  PEARL NECKLACE:

Pearl Replacement, using genuine Haskell pearls:

1.   Re-wiring all missing pearls on pendant.

      2.  Replacing all peeling pearls on the extender.

        3.  Replacing peeling missing and peeling larger pearls when re-stringing both strands.

ART DECO EARRINGS

Replaced missing rare rivoli Swarovski deco crystals with identical (unused) crystals hand sewn as before.

RARE DECO CARVED SEA MONSTER CLAMPER BRACELET:

Restored broken side of bracelet returning it to this lovely condition, ready to enjoy once again.

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REPLACEMENT OF ALL MISSING PEARLS

Pearls sewn onto each earring then fastened as originally intended - as well as earring back conversion and stone replacement.

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VICTORIAN AGATE SWORD BROOCH

Custom cut agates to replace missing stones.  The quality and cut exact - setting perfection.

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VINTAGE HASKELL INSPIRED BROOCH

Re-beaded entire brooch, stringing each dangling ball and restoring balls where needed.

VICTORIAN INSPIRED SET

Replaced pearls which are missing by hand stringing (as originally intended)

KJL -  Earrings

Turquoise stone replaced with with exact  match.

Replaced missing stones with a perfect match, using unused vintage stones, cleaning metal as well.

DECO MARCHESA BROOCH:  Totally restored, replacing each darkened and damaged stone with an (unused) vintage Swarovski crystal stone to coordinate with originals.

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GEORGIAN PEARL NECKLACE

Replaced missing pearls, using only genuine Georgian pearls then reweaving to original design.

TRIFARI CROWN BROOCH:

Replaced rare  missing Gripoix stone and other rhinestones to match remaining vintage stones.

VINTAGE 1970s BIJOUX INTERCHANGEABLE PENDANT NECKLACE:

Replaced the missing screw, which allows the wearer to change from one pendant to another, perfect once again.


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VINTAGE HASKELL NECKLACE

  1. 1.removed verdigris from entire necklace, including beads and parts of closure.

2. replaced missing pearls on both sides of closure

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Restored this deco setting, rather than replacing and leaving original - as her grandmother had enjoyed!

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Supply and re-set missing rhinestone with unused vintage stones.

INTAGLIO STONE RING:

Using the same technique, originally used for this Victorian ring, we custom cut and engraved the stone to duplicate the lost stone then restoring the damaged bezel and set.

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COSTUME BRACELET TREASURE

Replaced lost stones - exact match including setting replaced. 

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French Paste Crescent Pendant:  Missing stones and “dead” stones replaced.