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The Perfect Pendant

I absolutely adore wearing pendants. A beautiful pendant can instantly add the wow factor to any type of outfit. My collection includes diamond, sapphire, ruby, purple amethyst, green amethyst, blue topaz, and garnet pendants. I like classically shaped pendants such as heart ones. My favorite pendant is the heart shaped diamond one my husband presented me with on our memorable honeymoon. Whenever I want to add sparkle to an outfit, I wear this stunning piece of jewelry. On this blog, I hope you will discover the amazing benefits of owning a variety of different types and sizes of pendants. Enjoy!


The Perfect Pendant

Having Your Estate Jewelry Repaired

by Natalie Fields

If you have estate jewelry, then you may not have an exact idea of just how many factors you will need to think about when it comes to having problems repaired or jewels replaced. Here are some of the things that you should be aware of when it comes to your estate jewelry.

Many pieces of estate jewelry are unique

Many pieces of estate jewelry are one-of-a-kind pieces. They also tend to hold much sentimental value because they have more than likely been passed down for many generations. You don't want to be the last generation to have those special pieces. Therefore, you want to have damaged pieces repaired, so you can continue passing them down to your children and they can then pass them down to their children.

Estate jewelry was likely created using older methods

Sine old estate jewelry pieces were made so many years ago, the techniques that were used to make them are no longer used. This means an estate jewelry repair person is going to need to use special techniques to ensure they can match the metals and other materials, so there won't be any visible differences. Also, the pieces may have intricate designs that need to be recreated on the pieces, and this must be done carefully if it is to match so no one will be able to tell that the piece was repaired.

Estate jewelry will be handled in a specific manner

When you take your estate jewelry in to be repaired, the pieces will go through a process that will lead to a finished product you will love and feel is worthy of passing on down the line, as it was intended to be. Here are some of the steps that will be taken during the process.

  • The pieces will be carefully cleaned so the jeweler can see every nook and cranny, and so dirt won't interfere with the repairs.
  • The jewelry repair person will then closely inspect the pieces to identify everything that needs to be repaired or otherwise tended to.
  • The gemstones will be carefully inspected to ensure that they aren't in jeopardy of falling out—if they aren't properly secured, then securing them will be included with the rest of the repairs.
  • Gemstones that are missing will be replaced with gemstones that match the missing ones to the best of the jeweler's ability—if there are gemstones still in the piece, they can mimic them. If there aren't, then they will make an educated decision.
  • All of the repairs will be carefully done using materials and methods that give you a finished product that looks how it did before it was worn or damaged.
  • After all the repairs have been made to the piece, it will be refinished and polished, so it will look like a brand-new piece when placed in your hand.

Once you get your estate jewelry back from having it repaired, you will be happy to know that you now have a piece you can feel great handing down to the next generation. Also, you will be able to wear the jewelry knowing the gemstones aren't going to fall out on you.