Costs of Gold Chain Repairs
Repairing a broken golden chain or any piece of jewelry leaves you with two options: to have them repaired yourself or by the help of a jewelry expert. To repair the broke chain or jewelry alone you need to have a pair of round nose pliers to remove the broken element of the chain by opening them up and sliding them out from the chain. After this, slide in the new chain and close the formation leaving you with a complete chain once again.
This may take time and a lot of your attention especially if this is the first time for you. A professional jewelry maker will take the pressure off. The following is a guide of how much cost to repair gold chainwith a professional chain repairer.
Every jewelry piece comes in tiny chain elements that are tied together to create a bracelet or necklace. If you have missing pieces and wish to add on chains to your necklace or bracelet, chain soldering is a required process to provide you the expected result. On an average, this process will cost you $15.00 but can also be higher depending on the gold karat and the design you are looking for.
Completely modify the design of your chain and add rivets to your golden chain and pay an average rate of $30.00. This rate usually includes adding rivets or replacing them from old rivets that are broken. Decorative rivets are extremely helpful in increasing the appeal of your jewelry.
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Without a clasp your golden chain is just as well useless as they cannot function. The Figure 8 safety is one of the most commonly used as they make chain clasping hassle free. Some of them are made from gold to blend in with your chain. Have them installed and formed into a figure 8 at the average cost of $40.00. With a figure 8 clasp you can easily wear them without much of a fuss. These are great replacements for your current lobster claws that can take time to attach.
Starting from $18.00 and above, you can have a jump ring installed into your jewelry piece. As much as they are small in size they play a very important function as the clasp depends on these jump rings to be attached on to. Over time and excessive use, these jump rings can bend and break. Replacing them should cost you anywhere from $18.00 to $35.00 depending on the material of the jump rind and how many you purchase.
Lastly but most importantly is the tightening the clasp to make the piece of jewelry more comfortable throughout wearing. A piece of jewelry that is too loose can often be a fuss and also be dangerous. Have lose clasps tightened at the average cost of $15.00.
Add greater value to your jewelry pieces by repairing them with care. A small amount can go a long way, especially if you are working on jewelry from gold.