Despite how much money you may have spent on your ring, it may begin to show signs of wear and tear at some point. Maybe the metal has become scratched, or the stones have become loose. If this happens, you can take your ring to a jeweler for repairs or restoration. Here are some signs to look for that indicate the need for jewelry repair.

1. Scratches or Dents

Scratches and dents on the ring’s metal can be caused by everyday wear and tear. These scratches and dents can make your ring look dull or unattractive. In some cases, it may become hard to wear the ring as too much of a dent may impact the fit. Jewelry repair can help restore the metal to its original shine and luster.

2. Loose or Missing Stones

Stones can easily go missing or become loose depending on how they are set, what you do with your hands, etc. Loose stones may need tightening, but, of course, you have to replace missing ones. To no surprise, 86% of the most popular ring stones are diamonds, according to The Knot. Other precious stones make up 10% of rings, but 1% have no center stones. If you have any of these precious stones in your ring, the last thing you’d want is for it to fall out. A jeweler can help you determine the best course of action for restoring your ring.

3. Metal Discoloration

Discoloration of the metal on your ring could indicate a problem with its construction or quality. Fake metal may even affect your skin. The discoloration may also happen due to exposure to certain chemicals, such as chlorine, which can cause tarnishing or fading of the metal over time. If there’s a problem with the metal itself, a jewelry repair professional will diagnose it.

4. Prongs and Settings

The prongs and settings of your ring can also be an indicator of repair. Prongs that are bent, broken, or missing can indicate a need for jewelry repair. Settings that are loose or cracked can also be a sign of damage or wear and tear.

If you or a loved one put a lot of money or time into shopping for or designing your ring, it would be a shame to not be able to wear it. Give your ring and other precious adornments the care they deserve. Bring those items to us at Forever Jewelers for professional jewelry repair today.

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