Chains are a vital part of many types of jewelry, but they're also necessarily a delicate part. And that means that even the best-made chain can eventually break after years of use or due to an accident.
Fortunately, our expert craftsmen have several tools and techniques in their arsenal that they can use to address this type of problem and get your piece back to mint condition quickly. No matter what type of metal your chain is made from or what caused the damage, we'll complete the necessary repairs and return it to you as strong and as beautiful as ever.
Any time we have to solder a broken chain, we evaluate the damage and come up with a specific plan for repair based on that unique situation. However, there are some basic steps that we'll always follow in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your piece.
In addition to repairing broken chains, we can also use these techniques to shorten chains for you. If you have a piece of jewelry that you'd like to wear but that has a chain that's too long, our experts will remove as much material as you'd like and return it to you in like-new condition at your desired length.
Thanks to the advanced tools we have at our disposal and the extensive experience our artisans bring with them to every job, we can work on chains made from a wide variety of metals. These include platinum and palladium, as well as white and yellow gold in any metal grade.
The lasers we use for these types of soldering jobs allow us to work precisely and efficiently, which in turn lets us ensure we leave the piece in the best possible condition with negligible sign that the work was even done. The ability to focus the heat on such a small area also lets us avoid damage to other parts of the piece, and that means we can work on just about any type of jewelry chain with ease.
I received a Victorian bracelet with five stones from my grandmother. The bracelet was set in gold and a bit more formal than I would wear. It was quite a sentimental piece, as it came from my grandma. Included with the bracelet was the dated note bequeathing the bracelet to me, I have to laugh as it was written on a bank deposit slip from a bank in Texas. I wanted the stones set in a ring that I could wear daily. I worked with Tony to choose a ring design, he was amazing to work with and I really appreciated the time he took to listen to the importance of the piece of jewelry and the reason I ended up choosing the ring design I did; his listening meant a lot as my grandma had recently passed. I was able to see where the jewelry is designed and built. Tony, the designers, the artists and the entire team at Joseph Jewelry were a pleasure to work with. I am so thrilled to wear my ring and love being able to show it off, including the engraving of the date that the original bracelet was bequeathed to me. I appreciate the time and care they took in making me feel like the most important customer. The craftsmanship is impeccable and I highly recommend Joseph Jewelry.