Every piece of jewellery holds value that one cannot simply replace. At Monty Adams, we know that each ring, bracelet or necklace has stories to tell—and this has inspired us to provide quality jewellery repairs that not only restore significant pieces but as well as their memories.
Our team believes that each project deserves complete attention from consultation to completion. We ensure everything is done with precision by employing technicians who are trained to care for intricate pieces that need special attention.
Meticulous jewellery repairs for Sydney
Whether you’ve noticed a loose stone on your ring or the clasp isn’t closing on your necklace, let our professional technicians assess the situation to find the best way to repair it.
Simply call us and we’ll be there at your doorstep. Our mobile jewellers offer jewellery consultation on-site. We will evaluate your jewellery and then provide you with solutions that suit your needs and budget.
We offer the following jewellery repair services in Sydney:
Do you have a ring that no longer fits? Or perhaps you need an heirloom ring resized? Whatever your reasons are, we can adjust it to fit your finger perfectly and comfortably.
The chain of your jewellery holds everything in place. This part of jewellery is the most exposed to the daily wear and tear and is more prone to breakage. When this happens, you need a specialised repair specialist to re-join your piece.
If your white gold ring has lost its lustre, it might be time to have it rhodium plated at Monty Adams. You’ll be surprised at how your well-loved piece looks after the process!
What is Rhodium?
A member of the platinum group, rhodium is a precious element that is highly breakable. When used to plate metals, it acts as a protective barrier against dings and scratches. It also increases shine, lustre, and light reflection which creates a mirror-like finish.
How Does Rhodium Plating Work?
The process involves a series of procedures. First, the jewellery goes through a thorough cleaning and is then dipped into a solution. Once done, the rhodium will then be fused into the metal. If done carelessly, the plating will turn black.
How Long Does Rhodium Plating Last?
The plating will wear off over time but that depends on its thickness. How you take care of your piece also plays a big role in keeping it flawless. If the jewellery is constantly getting scratched or colliding with other objects, it will fade sooner. Ask our technicians how to maintain the lustre of your rhodium-plated jewellery.
Soldering a charm that has fallen off the chain can make or break your favourite piece. Doing it comes with practice and skills—or you might risk completely ruining the whole piece. Get it soldered by a professional from Monty Adams. We use different techniques to ensure the charm is seamlessly attached to the jewellery piece without damaging the stone and other embellishments.
Keeping you on time is our priority. Our watch repair specialists are dedicated to bringing your timepiece in its pristine condition. We also create custom Swiss Watches for any occasion.
Re-tipping and Claw Repair
Claws hold the stones on your ring or pendant. We recommend you have your claws re-tipped when you detect even a slight roughness or sharpness on one of its edges. When left unnoticed, it could make the stone loose or fall out of its claws.
By using cutting-edge tools and techniques, we can easily remove stones and replace it with your desired replacement piece. We accept services for earrings, pendants, and rings that need stone replacement.
Don’t throw away that bracelet with a broken clasp, replace it! Most types of clasps can be easily replaced and attached seamlessly onto your necklace or bracelet. We have a selection of clasps that come in different styles and sizes.
Polishing and Finishing
Family heirlooms and antique jewellery benefit the most from this service. We restore the shine and sparkle of your pieces by removing deep-seated dirt and grime which make the jewellery dull and look old.
Let us help you determine the true value of your assets. Every valuation is regarded with utmost confidentiality and carried out in security. This could be done for the sole purpose of valuation or for family settlement.
We also provide GIA certificates when you purchase a diamond that has been graded by the Gemological Institute of America, the world’s most trusted name in diamond grading.
Insurance Replacement Certificates
By adding an extra layer of protection to your most valuable possessions, you can rest easy knowing that you can be compensated when such an unfortunate event takes place. We offer insurance policies that are backed by award-winning insurance firms.
Jewellery restoration is part and parcel of ownership. Rest assured that Monty Adams’ jewellery technicians can help you in your jewellery restoration, whatever your requirement. Our range of jewellery restoration services available mean that your sentimental piece will have a second lease on life thanks to our special attention.
We have restored and repaired many pieces over the years, including all kinds of jewellery and engagement rings in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For all your jewellery remodelling and repair needs, turn to Monty Adams. Our award-winning jewellery concierges will travel to you, assisting you in choosing your bespoke jewellery or custom engagement rings. All meetings are by appointment only, so please submit an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.
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How much does it cost to resize a ring?
The cost to resize a ring will vary due to many factors. Is the ring going up or down in size and how many sizes? The amount of new metal required to complete the resize, the type of metal and whether the ring will need to be rhodium plated as part of the service. It is common for settings to move as the shank is reshaped to accommodate a larger or smaller size and there may be resetting costs associated with a resize, especially if the ring needs to be adjusted more than a couple of sizes.
When making a ring larger, some designs can be successfully stretched up in size as opposed to cutting and then soldering in a new piece of metal. Often this is a preferred method of resizing as it keeps the ring as one solid piece, and it is a cost-effective service. Only an experienced jeweller can provide advice on whether a ring should be cut and soldered or stretched in size.
It is always recommended you have an experienced jeweller or jewellery professional measure your size and assess the ring’s condition and design elements prior to quoting to ensure you are provided with information and a quote you can be confident in.
What is Rhodium Plating?
Rhodium plating is an electrolysis plating that goes over a base metal (gold, silver or another alloy) jewellery to create a bright and desirable white reflective appearance. It is commonly used on white gold rings to enhance the natural colour of white gold but can be used on any metal including platinum or yellow gold. Rhodium plating adds a thin layer of rhodium, a metal from the platinum family, on the base metal underneath. This protective layer is naturally hard and durable and is scratch and tarnish-resistant.
How long does Rhodium Plating last for?
The longevity of Rhodium plating can vary depending on the way and frequency the item is worn, the environment the jewellery item is stored in, the acidity levels in the skin of the wearer and the quality of the rhodium plating solution. Annual checking for damage or general wear and tear, along with a clean and polish is always recommended, especially for rings. Rhodium plating would be offered on applicable metal at the time this service was completed and is a great way to keep your treasured jewellery items looking their best.
How often should I bring my jewellery in for check-ups?
How often you bring your jewellery for a check-up depends on the design, whether the item has settings and the type of setting, the overall design elements and the lifestyle of the wearer. We recommend you get an engagement ring or stone set wedding ring professionally cleaned and checked for damage, debris build-up and loose stones every 12 months. However, it all depends on your setting and ring detailing and your lifestyle. For those who work with their hands a lot, or if your ring is exposed to a high level of debris, we recommend you get it cleaned much more regularly. Items without settings, or necklaces and earrings that don’t sustain the same levels of wear and tear as our hands do, could be checked every 24-36 months.
On average claws may need to be re-tipped every 6-10 years. Although with proper servicing and care, you could go even longer without re-tipping. Again, this depends on your ring setting and design.
Can I take my jewellery for repair to a different store than where it was purchased?
Yes, you can take your jewellery for repair to any professional jewellery repair & restoration experts, ring repair cleaning specialists and master jewellers who specialise in jewellery repair and restoration of your existing jewellery.
Contact Monty Adams Master Jewellers today. We specialise in:
- Ring claw repair and re-tipping.
- Ring Resizing
- Ring re-plating
- Pearl Re-stringing & Restoration
- Ring clasp replacement or repair
- Ring revitalisation and restoration with cleaning & polishing
- Engraving & Re-engraving
- Replacing missing diamonds & gemstones
- Gemstone re-polishing or re-cutting.
How can I tell if my gemstone or diamond is loose?
The easiest way to tell if the gemstone or diamond in your engagement ring or wedding band is loose is to check if there is any visual evidence of the stone moving when tapping the stone or by holding it up to your ear and carefully shaking it to hear if the stone is rattling in the setting.
Remember to only shake it a little- you don’t want it falling out or loosening more before you’ve brought it to a jewellery repair specialist!
The most thorough way to check the integrity of the settings is to have it checked by a reputable jeweller who can make an assessment with the correct magnification equipment.
My diamond is chipped, can it be repaired?
Absolutely, the best way to repair a chipped diamond is for it to be repolished or recut. A diamond restoration specialist will remove or polish the damaged area. You could also use this opportunity to replace the diamond altogether with a larger diamond or a new setting.
What is ring re-tipping, and why do I need it?
Ring re-tipping is the process of adding metal to your ring’s worn or misshapen settings, in particular claw settings. Adding metal strengthens and extends the life of the setting, reducing the risk of losing a stone from the setting due to general wear and tear or accidental damage. It is recommended that settings should be checked annually to ensure they are maintained to a desirable level.