SERVICES – EXPERT JEWELRY REPAIR And INSPECTIONS
At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we offer continued service with expert jewelry care after the sale. Our master craftsmen have decades of bench-work experience in repairing all types of fine jewelry. We also offer restyling services for updating old jewelry designs that are no longer in vogue. Our extensive experience includes diamonds, colored gemstones and of course, precious metals including Gold and Platinum. You will not be disappointed. There is a reason Villarreal Fine Jewelers is rated as one of “Austins most trusted jewelers.”
EXPERT JEWELRY REPAIRS
At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we want you to continue to love your jewelry. Let us help you to continue to do so for many years to come by providing expert jewelry care. We recommend frequent jewelry inspections by our team of experienced professionals. Many insurance companies recommend a frequency of every 6 months. However, you are welcome to stop in as frequently as you like!
INSURING YOUR FINE JEWELRY
Protecting your fine jewelry is about more than just proper care and cleaning. You should consider obtaining a detailed jewelry or gemstone appraisal describing your diamond engagement, wedding or anniversary ring. An accurate valuation that properly documents your items is crucial should you ever suffer a loss. If you are currently not insured, we strongly suggest you obtain personal property insurance to cover you against theft or other perils. Most insurance companies require a recent professional appraisal before providing insurance coverage.
JEWELRY CARE TIPS
Fine jewelry is a precious possession designed to last a lifetime. However, proper care is required to assure the lasting qualities of your jewelry.
- Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place.
- Keep your jewelry in a fabric-lined jewelry case or in a box with compartments and dividers.
- If you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually in soft cloth or tissue paper.
- Always thoroughly rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning and before storage.
- Consider purchasing personal property insurance for valuable jewelry pieces to supplement the limited coverage commonly found in most homeowners insurance policies.
- Visit your jeweler at least once a year for a professional cleaning and inspection. Ask to check for loose prongs, worn mountings and general wear and tear.
WHO And HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY JEWELRY?
Dirt buildup may occur frequently when wearing your jewelry often. Visit your local jeweler a least one every 6 months to have your fine jewelry professionally cleaned. When doing so, it is a perfect time your jeweler can inspect for any worn or broken prongs, loose stones, damaged clasps and other potential problems.
Between visits to your jeweler, your diamond jewelry should be cleaned regularly by using commercial or professional cleaners. Other household cleaners like a mild detergent or a diluted mix of ammonia and water may also be used. Simply soak your jewelry for at least a few minutes, then lightly brush with an old soft bristle toothbrush to gently clean dirt and lotions that may have accumulated over a short period of time.
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