Jewellery Repairs Melbourne
Jewellery can be very delicate and prone to wear and tear. We can repair all types of jewellery in our workshop, and at a competitive rate. We welcome you to bring in any jewellery that need repairs and we can usually provide a quote on the spot and sometimes even repair them at the time of your visit.
Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery offer a variety of jewellery repair services in Melbourne, some of our repair services include:
- Ring resizing
- Laser soldering
- Chain repair and resizing
- Stone resetting and stone replacements
- Jewellery reshaping
- Repair cracks
- Claw re-tipping
- Cleaning and polishing
- Rhodium plating
- Pearl restringing
- Necklace and bracelet repair
- Clasp and clip replacement
- Restoration and remodelling
- Laser engraving and hand engraving
- We have even repaired a metal teapot…
Looking for a jeweller in Melbourne who can re-size your ring?
At Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery we use cutting edge tooling, equipment, and refined processes, making sure to use the appropriate method depending on the situation. Our skilled master jewellers can resize most rings without leaving a trace behind of their work. Any potential inconsistency will be discussed prior to performing the repair.
Re-sizing your jewellery has never been easier. If you have a ring that does not fit you anymore, we can determine your proper ring size and professionally resize your gold, silver or platinum band to perfection. If your ring features diamonds or gemstones, we will check that all settings are safe and secure.
Decreasing a ring size is a somewhat simple process in comparison to making it larger. To make a ring smaller, a jeweller will cut out a small piece of the metal band and then join them back together. To make a ring larger there are two methods generally used – stretching or cutting, and this will depend on how much of an increase is required. If the ring only needs to be slightly larger (up to a half size larger), stretching will suffice in the modification, though it will depend heavily on the material and design. If the ring needs to be enlarged further than a half size, the ring will be cut, and additional metal will be soldered on.
For plain bands or simple designs, this is an easy process, though with rings that have diamonds on the band or rings that carry an elaborate design all the way around, it can be more challenging to preserve the integrity of the original design and in very rare cases the ring may need to be remade. The ring will be soldered, cleaned, polished and there should be no evidence of the resizing.
IS YOUR RING STUCK ON YOUR FINGER?
As long as you are not in an emergency situation, in most cases we can safely and easily remove your ring off your finger.
We will first try different methods and techniques to remove your ring, If all attempts fail we will cut it off using a specialised ring cutting tool that can safely and painlessly cut it off, then we will be able to re-size it accordingly.
JEWELLERY MOUNTING & CLAW RETIPPING
If your diamond or gemstone is loose in its setting, you run the risk of losing precious and expensive stones. Our expert maintenance and jewellery repairs team can provide various setting and re-tipping services to secure the hold. This process is simply strengthening the setting on your jewellery to secure the stones and can improve the overall appearance. Rings can require re-tipping due to the occurrence of accidental knocks, or bumps rings can take. The claws are there to secure the diamond or gemstone, and regular inspections to maintain your jewellery can ensure a secure hold on that precious gem. The cost of this service will depend on how many claws need rebuilding, it will, of course, be far less than the cost of replacing a lost diamond, and incomparable to the loss of a priceless heirloom. It is important to protect your ring. If you notice a claw is loose, cracked or damaged in some way, get it checked right away.
PRECIOUS DIAMOND AND GEMSTONE REPLACEMENT
Have you lost a diamond or gemstone in your ring? Our jewellers can source and replace any diamond or gemstone to match any existing stones and replace them in your chosen setting.
CUSTOM JEWELLERY DESIGNS
You can recycle elements of old jewellery to create a new custom design. We can repair the jewellery or take broken fragments from several pieces to form something new. At Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery, we offer a comprehensive range of professional jewellery repairs as well as remodelling and restoration services. These services can effectively restore an heirloom piece to its former glory. Read more about jewellery restoration and remodelling here.
JEWELLERY CLEANING AND POLISHING
Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery will clean, polish and restore your jewellery and give you tips about proper cleaning and maintenance as well as specific products for your jewellery.
We recommend you have your precious jewellery, specifically your rings, checked and cleaned by a qualified jeweller on a regular basis.
INSURANCE SERVICES TO COVER JEWELLERY REPAIRS IN MELBOURNE CBD
Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery can help organise a comprehensive jewellery insurance policy to provide cover for your jewellery should it be damaged. We highly recommend Q Report over other insurers, as they can provide you with coverage specific to your jewellery that would not typically be covered in a home and contents insurance package. Your cover would of course also cover loss and theft as well as damage. If your jewellery is being repaired, it is completely insured while in our care.
STEVE PALLAS BESPOKE JEWELLERY IN MELBOURNE CBD
With over 60 years of experience in designing, creating, repairing and restoring jewellery in Melbourne’s CBD, Steve Pallas Bespoke Jewellery are proud to provide our clients with carefully handcrafted custom jewellery. For more information about jewellery repairs in Melbourne CBD, you can contact us on (03) 9602 2153 or stop by our showroom and workshop located at LG 62, Hardware lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia.