Is it Time to Upgrade your Jewellery?


We live in an age where everything can be upgraded: mobile phones, cars, houses and much more besides. Even the FA Cup has recently had an upgrade due to damage suffered! But some things just can’t be upgraded or replaced, no matter how hard we try.

Jewellery is one such thing that you may feel can’t be upgraded due to the sentiment attached to it. In some cases, this may well be true, but don’t forget that sympathetic jewellery repairs can actually give our jewellery a new lease of life.

And surely a successful jewellery upgrade is something which means your favourite pieces no longer languish unloved in a drawer?

Upgrading your Diamond Ring

Diamond rings are one of the most popular types of jewellery upgrade. It may be that when you received your engagement or eternity ring, you and your partner couldn’t afford the stone that you would have ideally liked. If you’re now in a position whereby jewellery repairs could provide you with your dream ring, why not do so?

Diamond rings can be upgraded to include a stone with a higher carat or clarity. Similarly, jewellery repairs can be used to set your old stone into an entirely new piece of jewellery, or perhaps replace coloured gemstones with something more to your taste. There’s no reason why your jewellery shouldn’t reflect the person you are today.

Upgrading Antique Pieces

Often upgrading jewellery involves giving a new lease of life to those pieces which have seen better days. Through jewellery repairs, you can enjoy pieces which have been handed down to you but perhaps aren’t your taste, or maybe fall in love with items of jewellery again which you once adored by now aren’t your style.

As part of your antique jewellery upgrade, jewellery repairs and restoration can either replace missing stones or links, conserve the parts that you already like about the piece or perhaps make something entirely new, so talk to us about your jewellery goals and we’ll help to bring your piece back to its best.

Upgrading your Watch

Watches are one of the best pieces of jewellery to upgrade as you can keep the watch’s original character but also give them a facelift at the same time.

A new watch strap can work wonders if you’ve fallen out of love with your timepiece as they can completely alter the overall look of the watch but will retain enough of the original style to keep its sentiment through the watch’s face.

Don’t forget that often all you need to give your watch a new lease of life is a new watch battery and you’ll suddenly have a new timepiece to wear and love again!

If you feel your precious pieces could do with a little upgrading, we’re happy to offer a bit of tender loving care through our jewellery repairs service. Pop in to see us at our small and friendly jewellery shop in Hainault, just a short hop from Chigwell, and together we’ll find the perfect way to upgrade your jewellery.


Posted on by Ian Tubby.