We are frequently consulted by clients who wish us to restore jewellery that has been inherited.
We endeavour to provide practical advice but are also mindful of the emotional link that resides in the item.
Sometimes the best solution is to completely remake the article re-using the gems, but to reconstruct using new materials. However, where practical we will try to retain as many of the original components as possible, while replacing badly worn areas.
For an excellent example of our ‘no compromise’ attitude to restorations and the methods employed to recreate the former glory of a client’s engagement ring, please read the Wisdom from the Bench article in our ABJ newsletter July 2011.