Jewelry Repair Services at Bradley Gough Diamonds
Cleaning & Polishing • Ring Resizing • Restoration
Local Jewelry Repair in Fort Wayne
When a treasured piece of jewelry breaks, don’t panic. Bring it to the trained professionals at Bradley Gough Diamonds. Our experts will treat your jewelry as if it were our own, and return it to you in excellent condition. Here are some of the services our gemologists and goldsmiths offer:
Jewelry Repair Near You
Pearl strands are held together by thin strands of thread or wire. Even the strongest of these threads will weaken and stretch over time, eventually leading to breakage. It’s important to keep an eye on your pearls. Don’t wait for them to break and risk loss. Have them restrung when you notice signs of wear.
Most pearl necklaces are strung with knots between the individual pearls to keep them from rubbing against each other. As the string undergoes wear and tear, these knots stretch and fray, and your pearls will begin to rub against each other. If you notice the knots between your pearls disappearing, it’s time for some necklace maintenance.
If your pearl jewelry is unknotted, look out for other signs of deterioration. If there’s visible wear on the outside, the string on the inside is likely wearing out, too. So, if your clasp breaks or your gems begin to lose their luster, it might be time to get your pearls restrung.
A good rule of thumb is to get your pearls restrung every 2-3 years if you wear them occasionally, or once a year if you wear them very often.
Rhodium, a metal in the platinum family, makes a durable coating for gold jewelry. It’s a particularly helpful addition to the jewelry you wear every day–like your engagement rings and wedding bands. Rhodium will help your jewelry keep its color as the coating wears down over time. It’s also extremely reflective, and will enhance the shine of your jewelry.
Count on the experienced associates at Bradley Gough Diamonds for rhodium plating near you.
Stone Replacement and Prong Retipping
Diamonds and gemstones are held in place on your jewelry by tiny prongs. Like everything else, these prongs are prone to damage and wear over time. To avoid losing your diamonds and gemstones, it’s a good idea to maintain your prongs with occasional retipping.
Of course, if you need to replace a diamond in your ring or a gemstone in your earrings, we can help with that, too. We perform diamond or gemstone replacement as well as stone tightening. So whether your diamond or gemstone is loose–or it’s already fallen out–bring your jewelry to Bradley Gough Diamonds. We’ll return it looking as good as new.
Jewelry Laser Welding: For Broken Chains, Clasps and Cracks
We utilize the most modern and precise laser welding equipment to repair your jewelry. Our experts are experienced in working with all precious metals, including gold, silver and platinum. We use laser welding techniques to solder broken chains and cracks in your jewelry. We can also solder wedding ring sets together!
All things change over time, including our fingers! If your rings don’t fit on your finger like they once did, or if you inherited a ring that’s not quite your size, Bradley Gough Diamonds has you covered.
Our team will accurately measure your current ring size and get to work on resizing it to fit just right. For a ring resizing near you, trust your jewelry with the experts at Bradley Gough Diamonds.
Free Jewelry Cleaning
No matter how well you care for your jewelry, it will get dirty eventually. Debris, oils and dirt build up over time to dull your jewelry’s sparkle. This is especially true of frequently worn jewelry, such as engagement rings and wedding rings. Your jewelry needs occasional maintenance in order to keep it in top condition.
That’s why we offer free jewelry cleaning services. We recommend taking advantage of our jewelry and diamond cleaning service once every six months to keep your treasured jewelry in pristine condition.
Before we clean your jewelry, we’ll inspect it for any loose stones or wear-and-tear.
Then, we use a jewelry steam cleaner to carefully remove any buildup or tarnish. It’s the best way to safely and effectively clean your diamond, gemstones and precious metals. At the end of the process, your jewelry will be returned with its original shine.
For those heirloom pieces that require more than just simple fixes, we offer jewelry restoration services. Bring us your well-worn, well-loved jewelry for intricate repairs or restyling. We can make even vintage, antique and estate jewelry sparkle like new again.
Watch Battery Replacement and Watch Repair
Watches are precise and delicate machines. Even the smallest of mechanical issues can cause inaccuracies or other problems. Watch repair is delicate work that requires talented specialists. Thankfully, the expert repair team at Bradley Gough Diamonds is well equipped to take care of your timepiece.
We complete many of our repairs in-house. Our Rolex-certified watchmakers handle fine Swiss watches with the precise care they deserve. Our watch repair services include:
- Watch battery replacement on most brands, including Rolex battery replacement
- Watch stem and crown replacement
- Watch crystal replacement
- Mechanical movement overhaul and cleaning
- Quartz movement repair and replacement
- Watch resizing, watch band sizing, watch band repair and watch band replacement
- Watch case and bracelet restoration