Heirloom jewelry is something that’s truly priceless. You can always buy new jewelry, but heirloom pieces are irreplaceable. As jewelry ages, it doesn’t always look as good as it once did. That’s where restoration comes to save the day! Keep reading to learn more about how you can bring new life to your heirloom jewelry with a restoration appointment.
How Can You Restore Heirloom Jewelry?
Similar to how no two pieces of heirloom jewelry are alike, the restoration process of every piece is unique. When you bring your jewelry in, the jeweler can offer their opinion on the best restoration route, but don’t be afraid to make your thoughts known too! Ask questions, and don’t agree to restoration until you feel 100% comfortable with the jeweler and their restoration plan.
One way to restore heirloom jewelry is by moving the stone to a new setting. This is a great option if you want to keep the jewelry but it doesn’t match your preferred style. If all your other jewelry is white gold and the heirloom is yellow gold, you’re less likely to wear it. The jeweler can help you find the perfect setting to fit the existing stone, and sometimes, the value of the current setting can even be deducted from the restoration price.
A new setting can also involve changing what type of jewelry it is. If your heirloom is a bracelet, but you don’t wear bracelets, it may be able to be transformed into a necklace, ring, or earrings.
The simplest way to restore an heirloom is by keeping everything the same but enhancing its beauty. A professional jewelry cleaning can do wonders! If you want to make it feel yours, consider adding a custom engraving with your initials or surname.
Reasons to Restore Heirloom Jewelry
If you’re still on the fence about restoring your heirloom jewelry, here are some of the most common reasons people get heirloom jewelry restored:
- The sentimental value of the piece
- Making it more wearable to match personal style and jewelry preferences.
- Making heirloom jewelry feel like “yours” through customization.
- Adding value to the piece.
Contact Bostonian Jewelers
Bringing your heirloom jewelry in for a consultation is the first step of restoration. This will give you time to ask questions and determine what you want the piece to look like when the restoration is complete. Contact Bostonian Jewelers to schedule your heirloom jewelry consultation with one of our expert jewelers. We handle every piece with the utmost care because we know just how special heirlooms can be. From a simple cleaning to a custom setting design, you’ll fall in love with the heirloom all over again when it’s finished.