All of our artisans have many years of experience creating and repairing fine custom jewelry, and that enables us to provide superior service to all of our clients. But we also make sure to couple their skill and expertise with the latest technological tools available to ensure you receive the best repair services possible no matter what you need us to do for you.
One example of this is the laser we employ for all jobs involving welding of gold, silver, or platinum. The precision of this tool makes it possible for us to complete these types of repairs without endangering any of the gemstones or other custom details in the piece.
Depending on the type of repair job we're undertaking and the particulars of the piece we're working on, we'll follow different specific procedures. But in general, we take care to complete these steps with all custom repair jobs.
While there are other welding tools that can be used on jewelry, lasers offer an unprecedented level of precision. They do this by heating only the specific spot they're directed at and none of the surrounding areas, which makes it possible to complete even the most intricate repairs without damaging heat-sensitive gemstones or other design elements.
The types of jobs that require laser welding of gold, silver, and platinum are many and varied. They include ring resizing, jump ring replacement, clasp repair and replacement, prong re-tipping and replacement, and repair of custom filigree. So no matter what type of welding service you need, our experts have the skills and tools to do the job right the first time.
Where to begin. I've never had a piece of jewelry created before and I don't have a $10,000 budget but I found the site for Joseph Jewelry and the reviews and after looking at some local (snobby and expensive) options I decided to try with Joseph Jewelry. I designed the ring online and it was shipped to me as I live on the other side of the country. The process is extremely easy to start. I literally wrote what I wanted and they got right back to me. Mine was not hand-drawn or anything, I took a lot of pieces from their vast array of engagement rings. I had my own ideas as well, some of them worked others did not. The people I worked with were always supportive and genuinely interested in my piece and tried to fit everything I wanted in. They never made any disparaging remarks if something I wanted wasn't possible. When I had a question about the size of the ring they sent me a wax model that helped me understand the size and scope of the ring. This is incredibly helpful and suggest you request it once you have a basic design down. The ring is beautiful, I got a really great price on it, and the fact that it is one of a kind is really special to both me and my fiance. The only snag I ran into was that I had some trouble having someone sign for the package once it arrived. For some reason they wouldn't give me the tracking number for the package which I found odd but they contacted the shipper directly for me and in the end I actually received the ring a day early. Highly suggested if you are looking for a well priced, unique piece for someone very special. Everyone who saw it fell in love with it.