On-Premise Jewelry Repairs
At Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection, we are experts in repairing jewelry of all kinds. Your jewelry repairs are done in our own workshop, so you can rest assured your valuable jewelry will be well taken care of. Most jewelry repairs take between two to ten days, depending upon the complexity of the job. You will be given a quote and told when your project will be ready before any work has started. Pricing depends on several factors- level of difficulty, cost of materials and how quickly the repair needs to be done. We recommend repairing jewelry as soon as you realize your piece is broken to prevent further damage. Try to collect as many parts of the broken jewelry as possible and bring them in with you to our Belmont, MA location.
Please note some smaller fixes and watch battery replacements can be done while you browse the store.
We have a number of jewelry repair services, including but not limited to:
Fine Jewelry Repairs
- Ring Resizing
- Prong re-tipping or replacement
- Chain repair
- Clasp replacement
- Ring head/ setting replacement
- Stone tightening/ stone replacing
- Laser welding
- Rhodium plating or gold plating
- Pearl necklace and Bead Stringing
- Shorten or lengthen a chain
Costume Jewelry & Fashion Jewelry Repairs
- Bead & necklace restringing
- Clasp replacement
- Elastic bracelet restringing
- Untangling knots from chains
- Ring guards
- Re-glue missing stones
- Replace ear wires
- Re-shape ring
- Enameling (repainting)
Where to get jewelry repaired?
At Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection in Belmont, MA, we are happy to provide you with all types of jewelry repair services from fine jewelry to costume jewelry. Take a look at our list of basic jewelry repairs if you need a general idea of what we can do for you. Email, call 617.484.0645 or stop by our Cushing Square location to find out how much a repair will cost and what the timeline is.
Karenna is the best!! She’s repaired my jewelry and my husband’s jewelry, altered watches, brought older necklaces back to life with longer chains and an incredible shine! She is like your personal jeweler because the jewelry she has for sale showcases gorgeous works from local artists, her own pieces included. She also teaches a jewelry making class. Please go see her. -Denise L from Belmont, MA.
Can a necklace chain be repaired?
Most necklace chains can be soldered and repaired quickly and easily if they are made from silver, gold, or platinum. Costume jewelry chain repairs can be tricky, but sometimes we can repair the chain to make your favorite necklace wearable again. If a repair can’t be done, we carry a few options of plated chains in a variety of colors to replace your chain.
How much does it cost to repair a necklace chain?
The cost to repair a silver necklace chain starts at $15. Thin gold chains are also about the same cost. The price will vary depending on the type and size of chain, and the complexity of the repair. Cable chains are usually the easiest, while snake and woven chains can be the most difficult. Stop into Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection in Belmont, MA with your chain so that we can explain your specific needs.
How to fix a pearl necklace?
We offer complete pearl restringing service if your silk cord is fraying and loose between each pearl. It is best to re-knot the entire strand and ensure the integrity of the necklace. If your necklace is broken close to the clasp and the rest of the pearl knots look like they are in good condition, then it might be sufficient to only fix the section that needs repair. This is a cost saving measure, or it could be done as a temporary fix.
I brought in a whole giant mess of chains for Karenna to untangle. I didn’t even know if she would take a repair so silly, but after spending hours of trying to untangle them myself and asking my father to help me, I decided that I needed to at least ask her. She told me she was happy to help and that she didn’t mind because should found it relaxing to do. HAHA! Well, I was thrilled. Two days later she called me to let me know that they were ready to pick up. She had even individually bagged each one and showed me how to zip part of the necklace into the bag closure so that they wouldn’t get tangled on itself either. I wish I had just saved myself the trouble from the beginning. -Judy S from Belmont, MA
How to repair vintage costume jewelry?
We pride ourselves in our ability to repair vintage costume jewelry with the utmost care and consideration. Our customers want to be able to wear these treasured pieces, but they also want them to look as original as possible. We love a challenge! Our store has a large inventory of crystals, stones, pearls, chain and vintage findings. We also have many resources, near and far, to find the special materials we need for vintage costume jewelry repairs.
How do you repair earrings and earring posts?
If you need to repair earrings with new ear wires, ball posts or clip tops, this work can be done while you wait. If you need to repair earring posts, they take a bit longer as they will need to be dropped off so that they can be soldered or laser welded. Bring the earrings into our store in Belmont, MA so that we can take a look and let you know the cost.
How do you resize a ring?
If you need to resize a ring larger, it might be possible to stretch it with either a ring stretching tool or a hammer. To make a ring smaller, the band will have to be cut open, a small piece removed and then it would need to be soldered back together. We can also use a ring guard as a temporary fix or to keep a top-heavy ring from tipping from side to side. Cost and timeline will depend on several factors such as metal type, style of the shank, how much metal is added, how thick the ring shank is, and if the ring has stones.
Do you only work on jewelry or can you fix other items as well?
We have done repairs and restorations on all sorts of items including watches, purses, belt buckles, vintage cigarette holders, jewelry boxes, handheld vanity mirrors, porcelain figurines, ornaments and many more treasured items of all kinds. Please contact us with photos by email or stop into the shop in Cushing Square Belmont if you have a specific item for repair.