Trabert Goldsmiths | Custom and Fine Jewelry
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Jewelry Repair & Restoration in San Francisco

When it comes to caring for family and heirloom jewelry, we understand the importance and personal significance of every piece that comes through our door. Whether it’s repairing a simple chain or restoring a vintage piece to its original intricate design, we provide the same quality of service and attention to every customer who requires our assistance. We combine the methods of metalsmithing with the newest technology in restoration and repair. We ensure that our work stands the test of time, so you can enjoy your precious heirloom for generations to come.

Jewelry restoration and repair is the process of returning a piece of jewelry to its original condition. This can be done for antique jewelry, which may have been damaged over time, or for modern jewelry that has had extra wear on needs attention. 

There are a few things you should keep in mind if you’re considering jewelry restoration and repair. First, it’s important to choose a reputable jeweler who has experience with this type of work. Eric, our master jeweler, has over 20 years of experience. Second, be sure to get an estimate of the cost before having any work done. We will give you that when we examine your jewelry. And finally, remember that jewelry restoration and repair can take some time, so be patient!

Antique Jewelry Repair & Restoration

Antique Jewelry Restoration Process

The process of restoring antique jewelry usually involves cleaning the piece, examining what the issues are and then repairing any damage that has occurred. In some cases, the jewelry may need to be re-plated in order to restore its original luster. Depending on the extent of the damage, the entire process can take anywhere from a few hours to several weeks.

For antique jewelry, we offer a few different options depending on what the customer is looking for. We can repurpose an existing piece by modernizing it or incorporating it into a new design, replicate an heirloom so that it can be passed down to future generations, or restore the jewelry to its original condition.

Repurposing Antique Jewelry 

Sometimes an antique piece of jewelry just doesn’t fit into your current style. But that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it! We can take your antique jewelry and give it a new lease on life by modernizing the design. This could involve adding new gemstones, resetting the diamonds or other stones, or creating a completely new piece of jewelry using the existing stones from the antique jewelry.

Replicating an Heirloom

If you have a family heirloom that you want to keep in the family but are worried about wearing it every day, we can replicate the piece so that you have one to wear and one to save. We will take detailed measurements and photographs of the original jewelry piece and then create an exact replica. This replica can be made from different materials if you want it to be more durable or less expensive than the original.

If you have any questions about jewelry restoration and repair, or if you’d like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!


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