Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Vacation Time? Its Also Jewelry Checkup Time!
Are you ready for a great July 4th vacation? Ready to make some wonderful family memories? As July 4th vacations loom just around the corner, let me suggest you take time to have your valued jewelry checked before leaving out!
Why should I have my jewelry checked & inspected? Simple....myself and most of my fellow jewelers notice a surge of jewelry repairs right after everyone returns from their summer vacations. Often times, many a vacation has been ruined because a prized ring came back with a diamond or gemstone missing which leads to a very expensive jewelry repair! Take a few minutes and stop by today to have your jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected for stone tightness. It doesn't cost anything and it might just save you an expensive repair bill down the line!
I also say that its a good idea to have your jewelry checked every 3 to 6 months just to make sure that a prong isn't broken or bent on your ring or that you've developed a weak area in your bracelet, necklace, earrings, rings, etc. Even if your item needs a minor repair, it surely is less expensive doing preventive maintenance than doing a major stone replacement or repair.
So go ahead, make plans for that wonderful family time you so richly deserve but remember, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure in your jewelry's care!
Bill Warren, President/Registered Gemologist
The Gold Mine of Hudson, NC