Cleaning & Polishing
Leave it to the Professionals!
There's something to be said about the right tools for the right job. Bring in your jewelry to have it restored in fire and brilliance.
Polishes & Finishes:
Jewelry is polished to a brilliant finish
An ultrasonic bath cleans and removes dead skin cells. oils, and dirt from the jewelry. The jewelry is buffed and polished, then steam cleaned to remove all excess contaminants leaving you piece with a high luster like when it was first made.
The jewelry is cleaned and then buffed with a special compound on a dressed abrasive wheel. This leaves the Florentine criss cross pattern on the finish.
Care is always taken not to undo any finished or treated surfaces. And a final high pressure steam cleaning brings out the hidden details to the piece.
A felt wheel dressed with a very fine polishing compound is used to remove scratches, nicks, and surface abrasions.
The jewelry is cleansed removing any left over compounds and then polished to a soft glow.
Stone Wheel Finish
This is the heavy hitter method to cleaning jewelry prone to accumulating dirt because of it's details, folds, cracks, and intricacies. Painstakingly cleaned and then isolated in an ultrasonic bath to remove hidden compounds that build up while polishing. The jewelry is buffed to a natural luster and treated.
A fantastic technique that brightens, and gives a mirror like finish to the jewelry. The piece is carefully cleaned, then treated to an ultrasonic degreasing bath, then polished. This process is always recommended for two tone jewelry and plated pieces.
Sandblast & Refinish
Sandblasting is a more intensive cleaning that removes oxidation, surface scale, and is used to restore jewelry to it's original brilliance. The process literally strips away layers of embedded dirt from items that are caked and covered. Sometimes enamels, finishes, lacquers, and coatings, originally added need to be striped because they are now fading or changing the finish of the jewelry. Sandblasting is a uniform satiny method of stripping away grim like a chemical peel.
A finish that replaces and “re-blacks” a piece of jewelry's natural or chemical patina. The process is meticulously controlled and reapplied by hand. After this, the piece is polished by hand to make sure not to remove the newly applied patina and leaves the work newly enhanced.
Polishing of Chains
A job for the professionals. Care must always be given when polishing chains. Damage can occur to links and even pull the work apart. It takes an expert to thoroughly clean a chain and make it shine like new. The chain is soaked in an ultrasonic bath to degrease the item. Then polished with a mixture of compounds, various buffing wheels, and finished with a hand polish.