Willamette Artisan Jewelers has established themselves as a leading provider of jewelry repair in Eugene, Oregon. Whether your repair is simple or complex, our expert craftsmen have the experience and ability to bring your piece back to life.
Our jewelry repair department is staffed by full-time goldsmiths with many years of experience in repairing and restoring fine pieces of jewelry. Whether you are bringing in your engagement ring to have it cleaned or you need an extensive repair, your jewelry is always regarded with the highest respect and treated with care. We want to ensure that your jewelry is maintained properly so that you’re able to show it off and wear it with pride. We offer an extensive number of jewelry repair services for our clients from polishing, engraving, to full-on restoration right here in Eugene!
Our Jewelry Repair Services
Jewelry & Ring Sizing
If your jewelry isn’t fitting correctly, our goldsmiths can re-size gold and platinum pieces. Whether it’s a new ring or a piece of jewelry you’ve had for years, they can help you out!
Crown Repair & Re-Tipping
After continuous wear, rings can begin to wear down and are exposed to structural weakness. Re-tipping enforces the ring’s structure and repairing the crown will ensure diamonds and gems won’t fall out.
Refinishing & Polishing
Our goldsmiths can polish your jewelry to make it shine beautifully again! They can also re-plate white gold jewelry with Rhodium to make it look like it is brand new again.
Jewelry Cleaning & Inspection
We’ll clean your jewelry, make it sparkle and check to ensure there are no issues such as loose stones. Since we want your jewelry to SHINE, this service is always complimentary for our clients.
Chain & Bracelet Repair
Chains and bracelets can get tangled, twisted or broken during wear or through improper storage. Our goldsmiths can repair or replace broken pieces and clasps on your jewelry.
Heirloom jewelry pieces see a lot of wear and often require parts to be replaced or areas to be restored. Repairing vintage jewelry is a particular area of expertise for our goldsmiths.
Like anything that gets used on a regular basis, your jewelry will need care and eventually repair overtime, depending on your lifestyle and the type of piece. It starts with the general maintenance of cleaning and polishing to keep your jewelry looking its best, as well as having your piece periodically checked to insure its integrity and health. Minor repairs often involve building up metal through laser welding. Prongs can be re-tipped, channel and bezel walls can be reinforced, and filigree can be reconstructed.
We are experienced at challenging restoration and modification of not only jewelry, but other objects as diverse as chandeliers, sculpture or just turning some silver spoons into elegant napkin rings.
Sometimes a piece will appear to be beyond repair (e.g. the ring in the garbage disposal trick). We have in some instances miraculously brought those back to life with wails of great appreciation from their owners. Or, after a stone broke in an exposed channel setting, the ring was modified by adding a bezel to better protect the stones.
Ring shanks can be sized, repaired or replaced. In this case the ring shank was repaired with the addition of a pierced plate for more comfort and strength.