Three Reasons to Repair & Restore the Beauty of Antique Jewelry

At Gems Are Forever, our Beverly Hills staff are Graduate Gemologists (G.G.) from the Gemological Institute of America and have an affinity for Retro, Art Deco, Antique, and Vintage rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

We believe antique jewelry has a story to tell and is just waiting for its time to shine outside of its long wait in jewelry boxes across the country.

Here are three fantastic reasons to give them new life through repair and restoration services that can safely and beautifully turn your classic pieces into enviable additions to your daily accessories.

Get Back in Touch With Its Sentimental Value

Jewelry with a sincere amount of sentimental value deserves respect and admiration. The problem is, older pieces are often damaged, which makes them a danger to wear, for fear of a clasp breaking and losing the item altogether.

Other times, antique jewelry owners would not dream of altering its unique and original creation, so it is only admired when they choose another piece of jewelry to wear over it.

In either case, consider having the piece restored to its original vibrancy by having one of our master jewelers check the structural integrity of the metals and stones before offering unique restoration solutions that return the piece — no matter what it is — to its original, incredible composition.

A Grand Occasion or Heartfelt Gift

There is no better occasion to repair and restore an antique piece of jewelry than a wedding. Most brides continue the tradition of carrying something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on their wedding days. And depending on its make-up, a fully restored antique piece of jewelry may fit one or more of those categories.

Likewise, vintage jewelry makes great milestone presents, including birthdays, graduations, career moves, becoming a parent, or an early inheritance gift.  

Vintage Jewelry Deserves to Be Worn

When jewelry is passed down for generations, it often loses more than its original luster. Sometimes, the origin and the composition of the piece are completely unknown, making it easy to lose track of which stones are real, and which pieces may be costume jewelry.

This is also true for vintage jewelry that was pre-owned or purchased at an estate sale. You simply may not know what you have.

At Gems Are Forever, we can authenticate your vintage jewelry, examine its nature, condition, and provide solutions for restoring its original design into the incredible piece it once was.

For those who prefer to give vintage jewelry new life, we can provide customized design solutions that rehome the stones, or that turn the piece into something more your unique style.

If you have antique jewelry you would like to have appraised, repaired, or restored, contact our master jewelers in Beverly Hills to schedule an appointment to discuss your unique needs, so you can get your vintage pieces out of storage, so you can wear them proudly and help tell their stories.