Ojamie

Repairs

Just like our cars and homes, our jewelry also requires maintenance and care. No matter how good we treat the jewels, over time wear and tear gets the better of them. At Ojamie, we offer a repair and restoration service. These services include:

  • Ring, bangle, bracelet, and necklace resizing
  • Diamond and colored gemstone cutting and polishing
  • Re-tipping claws and consequently securing the gemstones
  • Polishing and plating
  • Re-shanking
  • Antique restoration
  • Diamond and gemstone polishing
  • Setting your gemstones
  • Pearl rethreading
Before
After

Sapphire repolished, all claws re-tipped, and the band changed.

Unfortunately, with age and use, gemstones and gold wear, chip and break. When claws (the ring’s fingers) wear, the grip on the stones becomes weaker and leads to them falling out. It is incredible the number of times I have witnessed this unavoidable situation. Even though diamonds can damage, they tend to do better than all gemstones when it comes to survival of the fittest. In the case of the ring above, the stone was worn and lifeless. We unset it and removed all the chips. The band was also very thin; after years of grabbing door handles, going to the gym (strictly advise not to do this), and other general tears, the band eventually had its day. We changed it, polished the whole ring, and gave the setting final rhodium.

Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, pendants, rings, earrings and other pieces of jewellery or automobiles all have one thing in common, they require maintenance and repair. Regarding jewellery, with general everyday wear, bands become thinner, stones become looser, links wear on chains and the usual result is the unfortunate cost of repairing

Ojamie offers fine jewellery repair in Melbourne. We are not just jewellers but also qualified gemmologist and registered valuers. Why is this important? Well, it specifically goes back to my point above. Would you take a Ferrari to a Mazda service center? You wouldn’t because they each specialise in their respective fields. The same applies for jewellery. For example, when the claws are worn on your sapphire ring, you can’t simply apply heat to add gold to the setting. You need to understand the presence and types of inclusions in the stone. Are they feather type that may expand when heat is applied? Or is it a diamond that has advanced fracture filling where the glass will destroy the stone if heat is applied? These are things that not many people are aware of but seeing as we are not only jewellers but qualified gemmologists and valuers, we are able to spot these critical inclusions therefore allowing us to take appropriate measures. Specialising in fine jewellery repair in Melbourne is something we take very seriously.

Futhermore, we don’t limit ourselves to standard jewellery repairs. We take the matter one step further. When you have inherited rings and the stones are completely worn, we offer a specialised service to recut and polish your diamonds and coloured gemstones. Ojamie are a one stop jewellery repair solution in Melbourne.

To further emphasise, one of the most common, avoidable and costly problems we come across in jewellery are either a lost earring or lost centre stone from a ring, more often than not, it’s a diamond. Why is it common? For the same reason it is avoidable! When you are wearing your rings day in and day out, eventually the claws that hold your stones in, in this case the centre diamond in are fine bits of gold or other precious metals. Through knocks and general wear and tear, these claws become weaker and eventually, that final knock dislodges the diamond. How could this unfathomable cost have been avoided. Simply taking it in to a reputable jeweller and often within 30 seconds they can check your claws to see if they are still holding. Usually, once every ten or so years depending on how rough you are with jewellery, you can spend a few hundred dollars retipping those claws and off you go with a beautifully restored ring. We spend hundreds servicing our cars every few months. Once every 5 or 10 years on a ring is nothing to compare, especially to the cost of replacing the diamond. Believe me, we have seen the look on people’s faces far too often. As you have probably figured by reading this, why did I mention lost studs earlier. There is a post and butterfly that hold it in place. Taking it on and off every day is going to wear both the post and butterfly down. What is the result? The studs simply fall off the ears. How could this have been avoided, either go into your trustworthy jeweller and they can simply adjust the butterflies (usually free of charge) or change the posts on your studs; at most, a few hundred dollars. What studs usually get lost? Usually big diamonds because the stone is heavy at the front, it leans forward out of the ear and into the gutter. Simple jewellery repair in Melbourne can help you avoid these problems.

As one of the most reputable places for jewellery repair in Melbourne, we take pride in the quality and broad service we are able to offer. A number of times, we have come across individuals who wanted to ‘abandon’ pieces of jewellery that belonged to their grandparents because they lost the charm and texture with time. Our reaction? Do not ruin what was once loved and buy something else. Either repair or remodel and go for that jewellery repair service in Melbourne and Ojamie

We give life to your gemstones, restore your jewels, making them admirable again and finally but most importantly, give you that piece of mind that your jewellery is taken care of. Once again, for fine jewellery repair in Melbourne, Ojamie is the place.

 

Our Jewellery repair services in Melbourne include –
  • Ring, bangle, bracelet, and necklace resizing
  • Diamond and coloured gemstone cutting and polishing
  • Re-tipping claws and consequently securing of gemstones
  • Polishing and plating
  • Re-shanking
  • Antique restoration
  • Earring retightening
  • Diamond and gemstone polishing
  • Setting your gemstones
  • Pearl rethreading
Contact us now to repair your piece of jewellery and convert it from unloved or mediocre to absolutely adored!

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