Our ring polishing service begins with a meticulous examination of each piece of jewellery to assess its condition. We then proceed with a comprehensive cleaning process that involves removing any scratches, indentations, and blemishes. After that, we apply a high-quality polish to give your jewellery a satin finish and restore its shine. Our team of experts in Hatton Garden, London carefully inspect all stones and settings to ensure that each one is secure and in place.
When it comes to deciding whether to plate or re-plate your jewellery, the process can often be confusing. Our team can help you weigh up the benefits of each option and ultimately decide which is the right choice for your specific piece of jewellery.
Firstly, what is the plating process?
London Jewellery Repairs takes pride in carrying out the entire jewellery repair process by hand, performed by our skilled experts in our family workshop. Firstly, we conduct a thorough deep-steam clean to dissolve any dirt and grime that may have accumulated over time. Next, our jewellers meticulously remove any scratches or dents with fine emery paper. For deeper marks, we use the latest laser welding technology to infill the affected area.
After the polishing process, a skilled polisher will inspect and enhance the brilliance of any stones on the piece. Then, the item is carefully dipped into a plating solution, which is attracted to the metal by an electric charge. Once the plating process is complete, the piece is left to dry for a short period before being carefully packaged and made ready for collection. At London Jewellery Repairs, we take pride in our handcrafted plating process, which ensures a high-quality finish every time.
London Jewellery Repairs offers both rhodium plating, which is used on white gold to give it a white and shiny appearance, and gold plating which includes shades of yellow and rose gold. White gold jewellery naturally fades over time due to its impure nature, and rhodium plating can bring back its luster, transforming a dull-looking piece into something eye-catching.
To help your plating last, avoid the following:
Wearing your plated jewellery during physical activities, such as at the gym, may cause the plating to wear off due to exposure to moisture and sweat. It's also important to avoid wearing plated jewellery while doing household chores such as washing dishes, as exposure to chemicals and abrasives can damage the plating.
It's best to avoid wearing your jewellery while showering or swimming as the moisture, and chemicals in the water can strip off the plating. Additionally, wearing jewellery in the shower can cause the buildup of soap residue on the piece.
Prices are approximate and will depend on the piece and type of plating chosen, but we can always discuss this with you and provide you with an estimate, remember for Zones 1 & 2 we include pick up and drop to your chosen location. We understand that prices are an important consideration when it comes to jewellery repair and maintenance. While the prices will depend on the specific piece and type of plating required, we strive to provide transparent and competitive pricing. Our team will be happy to discuss the costs with you and provide you with an estimate. Additionally, we offer a pick up and drop off services to your chosen location within Zones 1 & 2.
Plating your sentimental pieces can be a great way to show them some love and restore their beauty. It can even give them more sparkle than they had before.