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.
About a year ago, my (now) fiancée needed to have a couple pieces of jewelry fixed and chose Joseph Jewelry because they were the highest rated jeweler on Yelp and happened to be the closest one to her house. They did a great job and were reasonably priced. She mentioned to me in passing (not as a hint) what beautiful, original pieces they had in the store. I made note of her comment, and when I decided to propose, I went to Joseph Jeweler because she had had such a good experience with them, really liked their jewelry, and because I had explored their website and found many lovely designs there. I went in with an initial design from the website in mind as a starting point, and with a budget I wanted to work within. Erich and the team were very respectful of both. Over a period of a few months, I worked with Erich to design the ring and select the stones. I had chosen an emerald-cut sapphire for the middle stone, and Erich found a gorgeous one, but after considering I decided that it was too light, so he found another in a deeper blue--no questions asked--that I knew my girlfriend would like better. After adding that stone to the setting, I asked about changing the design and adding two baguette diamonds to flank the sapphire and Danny happened to have two that matched and were a perfect complement to the center stone. Throughout the process, they were professional, flexible, and helpful and I had a great time working with them. In fact, as we were in the midst of designing the ring, I bought a pair of diamond and sapphire earrings for an anniversary gift that were beautiful in their own right, but that I also knew would complement the ring once I had proposed. The final ring design was striking and elegant, and my fiancée loves both pieces of jewelry and is frequently asked where they came from because they are so beautiful. I'm always happy to refer them to Danny, Erich, and the staff at Joseph Jewelry.