Soldering Broken Chains
Chains are a vital part of many types of jewelry, but they may also be a delicate part. And that means that even the best-made chain may eventually break after years of use or due to an accident.
Fortunately at Lyght Jewelers, our Master Bench Jewelers have several decades of experience, techniques and tools in their arsenal that they can use to address this type of problem. We provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee that any repair we do brings your ring back to brand new condition or better!
Anytime our Master Bench Jewelers have to solder a broken chain, we evaluate the damage and come up with a specific plan for the repair. If the chain is beyond repair we will inform you to make a proper decision. Here are some basic steps that we follow in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your piece.
• The first thing we do for any project involving soldering a broken chain is to see if we can weave the links together if it's appropriate. We inspect it under microscope to see the chains complete integrity.
• Next, we weld or solder, depending on the particulars of the piece, to connect the broken ends and make the connection secure.
• Lastly, we'll polish or texture the surface to recreate the original finish.
We can also use these techniques to shorten chains for you. If you have a piece of jewelry that you'd like to wear but the chain is too long, our master bench jewelers will remove as much material as you'd like and return it to you in like-new condition at your desired length!