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Restauration and Restiling of Jewels

When we premiere a jewel, we can not stop looking at it at every moment, whether in the case that is presented or in front of the mirror combining it with a possible outfit.... Before leaving to the outside world.

Each person around us will give us a look of complicity that will confirm that we are right to show it off.

Unfortunately, with the passage of days/months, we are so comfortable with it that we forget that we carry it and it is part of our body.

This jewel, suffers a wear (especially rings) that accuse in several situations... .as such as grated, snags, blows, dust-dirt etc.

What most accuses these conditions is the white gold, because by itself is not pure white itself... it is more a yellowish color (due to the alloy with palladium) and a final chemical treatment that gives it is white is applied pure called rhodium. In the case of yellow gold, it does not need it because the resulting color of the alloy is already the yellow color as is the pink gold (since the color is the result of the copper alloy.)

When the jewels are set with stones (diamonds, emeralds, rubies etc.), the fact of day-to-day bumps can cause the metal that binds or crimps them to become loose and can move dangerously and even fall.

Necklaces, Earrings, bracelets etc. They do not need as much maintenance or restoration in as much the use that has been given to him. But it is also convenient to check closures, insurance or push buttons etc.

The restoration of jewels, is the solution to all these problems, polish, nuance, etc., are the basis of all restoration. As well as a set-up of the crimps, which should be readjusted and/or reclaimed in the case of the technique of crimping.

Finally, if the piece needs it, or if the client requests it, the relevant rhodium treatment is applied so that the jewel (if it is white gold) has a mirror shine as the first day.




Who has not heard of the expression "a diamond is forever" or "his is the pleasure of guarding it until the next generation"

These phrases, seem a topic until, at certain times, we suffer the dreaded expression "this old-fashioned"

In the case of jewelry, unfortunately, the fact also happens that due to the passage of time, consumer tastes, new materials, etc. Etc. Our jewelry is obsolete in terms of design or trend. Of course, if the materials are noble and durable (they are) we will have to decide what we do...

We have several options:

  • We patiently keep in a safe place that jewel that we are not going to use for a while (indefinitely, since we do not know when it will be booming again, because EVERYTHING RETURNS or we call it VINTAGE) (there is also the sentimental value of keeping a piece inherited from a family member that is no longer there, or have given us a gift in childhood and we want our descendants to take it.)
  • We decided to do a restiling with that jewel.

What is a restiling?
It is nothing more than updating a jewel to the fashion standards of the moment. There are several ways to adapt it, for example if we have a yellow gold diamond ring, you can change the same diamonds to a white gold frame and a more current setting...
We also put another example that if we have lost an earring, with the one that remains, it can be adapted to make a pendant.

Remember, "matter is neither created nor destroyed, it only transforms". If you have several things that you no longer use, or have received an inheritance, etc. Etc. Consult with your trusted jeweler to advise you the best for each case....

In our experience, we do not advise any of our clients to do so unless they are very convinced, since today, in a matter of fashion, yellow gold and white gold coexist quite well, since jewels that are set with diamonds, it is better to have them in white gold, since this one now mirrors the diamond and gives much more light and shine. And the pieces that are yellow gold are also trend, but in this case without any stone. Since they complement well with a total "Gold look.