It happens every day. You lose an earring, break a pendant, dent a
bracelet, or lose the back off a brooch. However, often times, the
jewelry we have broken is a favorite piece that we simply don't want to
throw away. The good news is you don't have to.
We are glad to announce we are accepting jewelry repairs for 14k gold, sterling silver and gold-filled jewelry. Ring sizing, chain repair, prong repair, and clasp repair. We also do beaded repairs.
Fine Jewelry Services: Necklaces- link repair, shortening or lengthening, clasp replacement, Advance & basic chain repair.
Rings- Resizing, Polishing, Prong service, stone mounting and setting.
Bracelets- Resizing, Polishing
Earrings- Polishing, Engraving, Mounting, Post-backs, Screw-backs
Pearls- Cleaning Gluing, Pearl drilling, Restring with or without knots (see below for detail on pearls)
BBB is pleased to accept most stringing and knotting repairs that involve beads.
When we accept a repair from you, you will receive a written estimate of time and cost. Please stop by during our business hours and let us assist you with your beaded jewelry repairs.
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Stringing Repairs: that require you to leave your piece with us involves a flat rate charge of $20.00 per hour, with a 15-minute (or $5.00) minimum for each repair. Restring on Beadalon wire and crimp bead, and crimp covers.
That require you to leave your piece with us involves a flat rate charge of $20.00 per hour, with a 15-minute (or $10.00) minimum for each repair. Restring on silk cord and finish off with french wire.
Please be certain to inspect your repair immediately upon pickup.
Q How do I Care for Pearls?
properly cared for, pearls can last a lifetime. The best way to care
for pearls is to wear them often, as the body's natural oils keep pearls
lustrous. It's best you keep perfume, makeup, and hairspray away.
Chemicals found in these products tend to dull the luster of your
It is highly recommended that you put your pearls on last when getting ready, and make them the first thing you take off when you're back home. Before you store them away, wipe them with a soft cloth and store them separately from your other jewelry to avoid scratching their tender surfaces.
Q How should I store my jewelry?
A Some pros prefer lined drawers, where "everything is laid out and partitioned off," especially if it's fine jewelry. Keep jewelry pieces separate and ideally wrapped in velvet, silk bag or a plastic zip-lock bag.
Old frame and a piece of screen can be used to create an earring display. Another option is to use burlap or, vintage boxes, and muffin tins. Get more ideas for jewelry organization.
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Customers bring us broken or worn-out jewelry and/or new materials to be made into finished jewelry. This is actually custom work. Custom work is the re-design and/or re-working of one or more pieces of existing jewelry and/or new materials.
When BBB is designing jewelry for your bridal party we always encourage brides and bridesmaids to bring in your color swatch to ensure the perfect match or color type.
We are also please to design beaded bridal jewelry the benefit of BBB making your jewelry is that you will always have exactly what you want. We can coordinate each member of the wedding party's jewelry, so that bridesmaids, flower-girls, mothers of both bride and groom, all work together.
You can make your own gifts to give your bridesmaids, or even little thank you gifts for the people who helped in special little ways. You can even have a beading party with your friends each bride-maid make her own necklace.
This is a great way to cut the cost of the wedding: you can always make things for less than it costs to buy them ready made!
There are a lot of different designs from traditional to contemporary. Let BBB custom design your bridal jewelry. For more details call us to schedule an appointment.
Guide for the right standard necklace lengths
Just remember that necklace length will determine whether it falls on your chest or not. If you want to put on a pendant, choose to one that not too long, the standard necklace length might be the best. The pendent will definitely make its longer. With the artisan crafted necklaces, it was made with extenders which easily allow you to adjust your own necklace to your neck size. With this ability, you can fit it with many of your outfit.
Choker necklace with 14-16 inches long
The level of choker necklace is at the collarbones. It will highlight your neckline therefore, with a simple accessory or gemstone you can use it with almost every dresses. Just not use it with high or turtle necks. Choker is the right choice for wedding event, either for the bride or bridesmaid.
Princess necklace with 17-19 inches long
Princess necklace is hanged over the collarbones. It is the most popular necklace length, with pendants, locker or other ornaments, it will just right to represent your own characteristic. With these standard necklace lengths, the necklace can go with any event, from afternoon break to evening event, to enhance your dress and personality.
Matinee necklace with 20-24 inches long
At this length, the necklace will fall to the top of your chest. This necklace length is an easy going necklace. With variety of the pendants, this necklace can be use in many occasions from informal to formal events. Get the right dress for each occasion and go with this necklace length for your best look.
Opera necklace with 28-34 inches long
With this length, it is possible to wear a necklace as a single, double or triple strand necklace. With its variety, you can wear it from day to evening without any change. The opera necklace is also suitable for many dress type, with variety of material use.
Ultra-Long necklace with 45+ inches long
With this length, consider as the ultra-long standard necklace lengths, can matched easily with many dress and outfit. You can wear it as a single necklace with its full length, or wrapping up to make one long strand with multiple short strands, depend on your dress style. Things you have to keep in mind when you choose this ultra-long necklace is its weight. Check its weight before you take one for yourself, make sure that you can carry the necklace with you whenever you wear it, and just go for it.
Lariat necklace with 46+ inches long
The longest necklace you can have, the lariat necklace. This one would bring a romantic necklace style to you. It is best to use this necklace with a low neckline or shoulder off style dress, to represent your style at special events/evening.