How Household Cleaners Damage Jewelry

How Household Cleaners Damage Jewelry One of our dear clients brought in a ring (shown above) for repair. They thought it was damaged from being sized. To their surprise, chemical corrosion was the culprit! You may think cleaning your counters while wearing your...

JEWELRY REPAIRS 101: Glossary of Jewelry Repairs

Get to know the jewelry repair jargon before dropping off your piece of jewelry to get fixed. You look down at your hand and a diamond is missing from your engagement ring. You’re playing with your dog and a paw snags and breaks your chain. Your gold bracelet isn’t as...

How To Clean Pearl Jewelry

Pearls are a natural stone with a delicate layer of lustrous “nacre” that can be easily damaged if not cared for properly. To learn more about nacre and how pearls naturally occur, read our pearl blog here. To learn how to clean and store your pearl jewelry, continue...

Why You Should Get Your Jewelry Appraised

What is an appraisal? An appraisal is a document that states how much a piece of jewelry is worth. What’s in an appraisal? When we send out an appraisal, it’s a full insurance document; which means it contains a full description of the piece of jewelry including stone...

Why the Laser Welder is a Jewelers Best Friend

Why Should Jewelers Invest In A Laser Welder? The laser welder has only been on the map for Jewelers for a couple decades but has already created a lot of innovation for the jewelry industry, especially here at Les Olson Jewelers. The laser welder turns repairs that...

How A Ring Gets Sized

Jewelry resizing is situational, depending on the ring. Factors like the history of repairs done on the ring, engravings, the type of gemstones, and if there are holes in the ring determines the type of resizing method used. Cutting the ring and either removing gold...

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