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Jewelry Repair: Sterling Silver and Turquoise Earring Replacement

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Could it get any worse than losing your favorite set of sterling silver and turquoise earrings? How about losing only one of your favorite sterling silver and turquoise earrings, and being constantly reminded that you can’t wear them anymore by the remaining earring in your jewelry box. Now that’s rough.

Thankfully, this customer contacted us about replacing her one-of-a-kind earring’s long-lost mate. Custom’s challenge: Rebuild and recreate this silver and turquoise earring completely from scratch. We accepted, and it turned out to be a really cool jewelry repair job.

This earring consisted of three main sections: a round post, a decorative body, and three silver drop-shaped accents, each connecting to make the whole earring. Using the existing earring as a guide, we were able to hand fabricate the decorative body and round post. Then we took silver wire and finely hammered each piece into three decorative drops. After that, it was simply a matter of setting the turquoise into place and linking everything together.

We were very pleased with the results, and more importantly, so was the customer. Check out the process below, and take your best guess at which one was the original in the comments!

 

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14k Gold, Silver, Onyx, and Diamond Gauged Ear Plugs

These are gauged ear plugs that were entirely hand fabricated out of 14k yellow gold and sterling silver. They were then set with cushion cut, checkerboard top black onyx and diamonds. This job exemplifies the purpose of opening our own store. This is the type of custom jewelry that simply would not be taken on in a traditional jewelry store, and is what sets us apart. Unique pieces of jewelry from a unique store.

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