Maybe you have your grandmother’s engagement ring from decades gone by or an old family heirloom collecting dust in your jewelry box. Vintage and antique jewelry often has a high sentimental value, a unique visual appeal, and they can be worth a pretty penny as well. For these reasons, it’s important to keep your antique and vintage jewelry pieces in good condition so their value doesn’t depreciate. But how do you know when to have your vintage jewelry restored? Here are some of the reasons why you might want to have your vintage jewelry restored from the jewelry design and restoration experts at Marlow’s Diamond and Design.
A Broken Part Needs to be Repaired or Replaced
A broken or damaged part is one of the most obvious signs that you should take your vintage jewelry piece to a professional to be restored. Vintage jewelry doesn’t need to be purely ornamental; jewelry is meant to be worn, so you should make sure you can wear it! A broken necklace clasp or earring backing can easily be replaced by a professional jewelry designer, so there minor damages should stop you from enjoying your beautiful vintage pieces.
Your Vintage Jewelry Needs a Style Update
Many vintage jewelry pieces have a classic visual appeal that can be enhanced with contemporary restoration. At Marlow’s Diamond and Design, for instance, we can change antique clip-on earrings into earrings with backings for pierced ears. We can also extend necklace chains or change ring sizing to make it fit more comfortably on your finger. We can also change necklace chains, alter pendant cuts, add engravings, and provide any other modification to your vintage jewelry piece to make it match your modern tastes.
Vintage jewelry restoration is a great way to update your older jewelry piece, extending their lifespan and making them wearable again. If you have a piece of vintage jewelry you want restored, our professional designers will work with you to create the perfect refurbished jewelry piece. For more information about our vintage restoration and other jewelry design services, contact us today at Marlow’s Diamond and Design.