Jewellery Repairs And Commissions

Jewellery Repairs And Commissions - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Jewellery Repairs And Commissions

You may not be aware but as well as making jewellery and taking on bespoke orders including wedding and engagement rings, I also take on jewellery repairs.

“Do you have an old piece of jewellery which is sentimental to you, that has been passed down from a family member but has broken or is not the right size?”

Contact me as it may be possible to repair or adjust it so that you can wear it again.

“Or perhaps this piece of jewellery is not to your taste and you would like it melted down and made into something more contemporary?”

Either way get in touch to discuss what’s possible. Here is an example of a revamp which I did for a client with their old rings which I made into a pendant and earrings.

Are you someone who has lost one of your favourite earrings? Well it may be possible for me to make another one to match the one you have lost or even make you a new set.

A client contacted me recently about fixing some old gold jewellery. I asked him to bring them into my studio to let me see the pieces. It was possible to fix the catch on his chunky gold chain so he was well chuffed.

He also brought me a single white gold earring that his wife had lost as he wanted me to make one to match. The earring was made in 14ct white gold which he’d bought abroad. It was hollow and cast, so would be time consuming and costly to make an exact replica. I said to him I could hand make something similar in silver (British Hallmarking standards are 9ct, 18ct,) so he decided to go ahead with a whole set in silver rather than just one earring in silver to match the gold one.

The original earring was a triangular shape so as I couldn’t source triangular wire or a drawplate I decided to reshape chunky square wire into a triangular shape.

I sawed the square wire in half as there would be so much wastage if I filed it to create a triangular shape, then tappered and filed the wire to create the gradation from thick to thin.

This whole process took a bit of time, then I sanded and polished to smooth the piece. I drilled a hole at the top of the wire, a few millimeters in length and soldered the earring wire.

The issue that the client’s wife had had, was that there was nothing to stop the earring being pulled out of the ear (ie.getting caught onto a scarf, etc) as the earring post was so long. So I suggested drilling a hole at the back where the earring post could be clipped in and for extra security added butterfly backs.

These are the finished earrings.

Finished Earrings

Finished Earrings

So if you have some miss matched jewellery sitting in your jewellery box and you would like to wear some of your favourite pieces again get it touch.

Testimonials

Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx

Sean

My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.

Samantha

Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx

June

Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.

Michael

I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x

Liz

Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!

Jessica

Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.

Yvonne

Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

Natalie

I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX