Time isn't always kind to precious things. Old silver tarnishes becomes tarnished, gems go missing from their settings, and soft metals like gold and platinum can warp and bend. At Portsche's, there are expert goldsmiths on hand to assist in the repairing and refurbishing of your more timeworn pieces. We use the keenest attention when servicing your jewelry items, and our goldsmiths like to make things better than they found them, so if there's a loose setting or two, we'll put it right for no extra charge.
The cost and time it takes to complete your repair generally depend on the condition its in when we receive it, and the complexity of the piece. Repairing a custom, high-set engagement ring or a watch could take a lot more time than repairing an earring. Sometimes, the repair might be so simple, like a lost stone, that you only pay for the replacement stone. Other times, we might recommend a full refurbishment.
When it comes to refurbishing, its a more involved process. We want you to have the piece that you cherish, but we also won't work on certain items if we feel you're in danger of easily losing stones or if the structural integrity is compromised. When this happens, the conversation about a new custom piece made from your old one takes place. Sometimes people come to us especially for this — transforming an heirloom into a beautiful new jewelry item — so you know we're good at it. We'll make you a piece that captures the spirit of your antique, heirloom, or engagement jewelry that also isn't at risk of breaking again.
At Portsche's Fine Jewelry, we understand that your jewelry holds sentimental value, which is why we treat every piece with the utmost care and respect. Whether you're looking to repair a family heirloom or transform a dilapidated piece into something new and dazzling, our team is here to help. Make an appointment, or visit our showroom today to learn more about our repair and refurbishing services.