Like Steve always says: “Whatever your needs ASK US!!”
- Ring sizing: Platinum, Gold or Silver
- Ring Guards: Help to keep a ring from twisting on a finger. These work best when the knuckle is not over 1 size larger than the back of the finger.
- Shanks that open over knuckles and close to fit the back of your finger, to help people with larger knuckles, so they can still wear their beautiful jewelry.
- Prong repair
- Chain & Bracelet Repairs
- Earring repairs
- Customizing jewelry
- Stone Setting
- Watch Repairs
- Polishing jewelry
This is just a selection of the repairs we can do.
Traditional Torch Solder vs. Laser Weld Repairs
- Not every store has a laser machine. This hi-tech machine is used by jewelers instead of using a torch
- A torch uses a high heat flame to join metal together and has been even since Cleopatra had her ring made by an artisan. A torch is very safe & used in over 90% of all jewelry procedures where you need to join or attach two metals
- A torch uses heat and heat can be harmful to fragile stones. If a fragile stone, like emerald, is on top of the ring & we size it at the bottom there is no chance of harm, we simply turn the ring upside down in a small tub of water for protection. Torch close to stones (like emeralds set down the sides of the ring) can be in harm’s way.
- A laser machine joins two metals together not using heat, rather a focused light beam that melts a very small area of metal. The benefit is there is very little heat generated at the melt point, allowing the jeweler to weld within 1/2 to 1mm of heat sensitive areas without removing stones.
- Requires extensive technical expertise to perform laser welding correctly.
Why use a Laser?
- Using a torch uses solder to join the two metals. The joint is not as strong as it was before it was cut for sizing.
- When using a torch the solder joint (especially white gold & platinum) can and often do sometimes show a “seam” where the work was done. Not always but it does happen often enough. This seam can become apparent later as the shine wears off of the ring.
- A laser welder uses the same type of gold to size the ring not solder.
The ring will not show a seam.
- The joint is stronger than a solder joint. It’s almost as though the ring had never been cut.
- Being there is no heat used there is no “softening” of the ring structure nor chance of damage to nearby stones.
- The benefits far outweigh any expense. In fact many jewelry manufacturers are now exclusively using a Laser machine to make many of their items.