When you have beautiful fine jewelry, you want to display it to the world. That is what it's for, after all. But wearing your jewelry also exposes it to various hazards and forces that can cause different types of damage, including the thinning of the channels holding your gemstones in place.
When this occurs, the setting may no longer be strong enough, and you can begin to lose gems. Whether your stones have actually begun to fall out or you just noticed that they're a little loose, our experts can help by providing professional channel repair. We'll restore your channel setting to its original strength, and tighten all gemstones to ensure they stay properly in place so you can continue wearing your favorite pieces without worry.
Regardless of the extent of the wear your piece is exhibiting, we can complete quality channel repair without changing the overall appearance of your piece at all. We'll take all of the individual features of your piece into account as we proceed, but the general steps we follow for every custom channel repair remain the same to ensure you receive the highest possible quality service.
• The first thing we'll dow on any channel repair job is to assess the amount of damage and check the security of all gemstones in the piece.
• Next, we'll match the metal both in color and quality to ensure a seamless look once the process is complete.
• We take that metal match and form it into a wire, that we can then work into the piece.
• To attach the new metal, we use laser technology to integrate it seamlessly into the piece.
• Finally, we'll refinish and polish the piece to have it looking like new for you.
To complete this type of channel repair, we make use of state-of-the-art laser technology, which allows us to direct intense heat only on the precise spots where it's needed. Many types of gemstones can be damaged by heat, and so with these lasers, we can work in close proximity to the gems in your piece without harming them at all.
In the hands of our expert craftsmen, these laser tools ensure that you will get your jewelry back with a fully restored channel setting, and there will be no sign whatsoever of the work that we did.
If you did lose any gemstones due to a deteriorating channel setting, we'll reset them for you or source replacements that match your existing stones. We also have the skills and knowledge required to identify the composition of the metal used in your piece so we can match it exactly during the repair process.
And all of this means that you get your favorite piece of jewelry back looking even better than the day you bought it, so you can show it off once again without worry.
John C. - Redmond, WA - August 2016 - YelpAbsolutely first-class experience, start to finish! Recently my wife and I were looking for a ring. While shopping had narrowed it down to one at another store that she felt was the best choice however, she wanted to think it over for a few days. We happened to be in Bellevue having lunch on Main St and noticed Joseph Jewelry. We checked it out on Yelp and the first thing I noticed after the 5 stars was how many of the reviews were long and detailed. To me this exhibits an exceptional experience with that company so we decided to go visit them. From the minute we walked in the door we felt like we were in the right place. The people inside were friendly and helpful plus the jewelry was unlike any other we had seen. We'd never had a custom piece made before and thought it would be somewhat difficult as we are not jewelry designers. A gentleman named Danny approached us and offered us his assistance. He spent a considerable amount of time with us and never once did we feel any sales pressure. It was obvious he simply wanted to help us find that perfect ring to celebrate 32 years together. After my wife found something she liked as an idea, it was really not difficult at all to work out the final design she wanted. Danny was very helpful, was happy to incorporate one of our diamonds into the ring and found the perfect other diamonds to compliment and finished the ring. It was amazing to walk into the back work area and see all the people actually designing the jewelry on 3D computer systems from which they make the molds. They actually make the entire jewelry from an idea to a finished product right in the back. The craftsmanship and quality is incredible. Once we purchased the ring, they kept in regular contact with us through the design process where my wife was able to make some changes, then go in and approve the wax mold. It was fun and made for a great experience. Her ring turned out absolutely beautiful and she loves it! It wasn't until after we had made our purchase that we found out Danny was part of the family business. Honestly, his attitude and cheerfulness the entire time made us feel like we were in the right store and ultimately led to us buying her ring there. Oops, another long review, I understand why now. Our highest recommendation for Joseph Jewelry!