I live in S E Wales in the UK in what used to be called a village, but as with all things it has changed over the years. Two very large supermarkets have opened which in turn meant that we had a number of the older small shops had to close. Which was a shame.
One of the shops that closed was a Jewellery store but it did leave a fancy goods/touristy gift type store which was also the local Photographic studio. When the jewellery store closed this store started to expand and to sell more and more bits of jewellery. And the do very nicely, they are nice people with the old world small shop customer service. On the off chance I popped in there recently and told them that I was into Jewellery Making and they immediately asked me if I could do repairs. Of course I said yes. We came to an arrangement to try and see how things worked out and, so far I’m pleased to say that they have sent me a few pieces to be repaired and they have been happy with the work and I have been happy with the prices.
So I thought I would list some photos of the repairs done to date.
This was a white gold diamond solitaire engagement ring. Apparently the couple broke up, the man asked for the ring back, the girl took off the ring and bit down on it and offered it to the guy. He took one look and left. So now a year later she asked if could be repaired.
Ring on the left a UK 20 pence piece on the right.
The reshaped and cleaned and polished ring, as good as new.