Repairs & Alterations

keeping your jewellery in excellent condition

Repairs & Alterations


To help keep your jewellery in excellent condition we recommend that you schedule for it to be cleaned at Lanes at least once a year. This will allow us to check for signs of damage or wear and tear & suggest a suitable repair before it becomes a serious problem.

If a treasured piece of jewellery becomes damaged we can offer a first class repair service.

Lanes can carry out complete restorations of favourite pieces.

Our Workshop


At Lanes we have a fully equipped jewellery workshop with a whole host of traditional tools which combined with our 35 year+ ‘bench’ experience enable us to say ‘yes’ to most tasks.

We have also invested in a Laser Welding unit which enables us to repair and create items which for decades have been almost impossible to complete using traditional techniques.

Jewellery repairs


Ring sizing up or down / Ring removal & re-size where possible (allow / allow a week to two for finger to settle) / Cleaning & Polishing / Rhodium Plating for white gold / Chain repairs / Replacement catches / Replacement diamonds & precious stones / Re-setting & tightening loose stones / Soldering on charms / Padlocks & safety chains / Traditional & laser welding / Supply & fitting of Jump rings / Supply & fitting of bolt rings, trigger (or lobster) catches & Albert swivels / Supply & fitting of Safety chains / Supply & fitting of Ring Clips / Supply & fitting of earring backs/scrolls (Please bring your earrings with you) / Supply & fitting of pendant bales.

In the past we’ve restored treasured items that have been lawn-mowered, driven over and eaten by pets!

Engraving

providing the personal touch

Traditional Seal Engraving


Traditionally Seal Engraving is the practice used when engraving family crests or coat of arms onto signet rings. Seal engraving is undertaken by an extremely skilled craftsman & is done by hand.

The engraving is three dimensional, leaving a very detailed carving of the crest or coat of arms. Every engraving is unique, which displays wonderful detail and artistic skill. The signet ring was historically used to seal letters and documents with a wax.

Hand Engraving


Various styles are available on request, Our most common use is monogram initials on a signet ring or dates & messages inside wedding bands, to make them extra personal.

This traditional method of engraving is all done by our fair skilled hands.

Machine engraving


We have an Extensive range of type styles and fonts for you to choose from, to help make your cherished items extra special.

Perfect for adding a personal touch to gifts.