Jewelry Repair & Restoration
JD Houston use the finest technicians available and the latest state of the art equipment to return your treasured items to pristine condition. Our technicians draw upon vast knowledge and experience to offer a variety of services.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A RESTORATION?
Restoring your treasured items is a privilege, and we take great pride in our work. During restoration, you can be assured of the following measures:
We use the finest technicians available and the latest state of the art equipment to return your treasured items to pristine conditions. Our technicians draw upon vast knowledge and experience to offer a variety of services.
Simply take your item to JD Houston Diamond showroom, and our staff will give you a verbal estimate and an approximation of when the repair will be complete.
CARING FOR YOUR GOLD
If possible, remove gold jewelry before washing up, bathing or showering, as soap can cause gold to appear dull. To protect gold from scratching always separate items when storing. White gold items are usually enhanced with rhodium plating, creating a highly reflective white surface. Over time, this surface may become dull, which is perfectly normal. We will re-rhodium plate any white gold jewelry purchased from our local Houston engagement rings store free of charge within 12 months, as long as you have proof of purchase.
CARING FOR YOUR GEMSTONES
After wearing your gemstones, wipe them with a soft damp cloth and store in a soft bag or lined box. Avoid exposing your gemstones to harsh chemicals including chlorine or detergents as they may erode the gems and cause dulling.
CARING FOR YOUR DIAMONDS
Clean diamonds shine the brightest, as they allow the maximum amount of light to enter the diamond resulting in breathtaking brilliance. Cosmetics, cooking grease, soap and even natural skin oils can all dull diamonds so it is important to get them cleaned regularly.
Avoid wearing your diamonds when doing heavy work, as even a material as hard and tough as diamond can be damaged by a heavy blow. Diamonds can also damage each other when stored together, so it is important to keep them separate from each other as well as your other jewelry. Also, avoid your diamonds coming into contact with chlorine bleach, as it can damage the mounting.
Ask one of our Houston diamond store associates for more information or simply call us at 713-789-7977.
CARING FOR YOUR PLATINUM
Platinum is a Noble metal and ours consists of 95% pure platinum and 5% other elements. These are added to the purest of Platinum to enable improved designs and appearances which make the final product more attractive.
This is especially true for delicate diamond set rings and highly polished wedding bands. Like all precious metals, platinum scratches and dents when it comes into contact with harder elements. It is recommended that your platinum ring is not worn when carrying out heavy chores, sports and other activities where it may come into contact with hard surfaces.
However, the scratches and dents that occur are merely a displacement of the metal and none of its volume is lost.
Even though daily wear may leave an impression on the surface over a period of time it creates a natural patina over the outer surface that does not impair the quality of the item. In more severe instances where the jewelry is accidentally knocked heavy marks can be removed through the polishing process.