Jewelry & Watch Tips for Wedding Season


As wedding season approaches, ensure your jewelry and watches are in perfect condition with our expert tips for looking your best on the big day!

Jewelry & Watch Tips for Wedding Season

With wedding season just around the corner, it’s time to ensure you’re looking your absolute best for every special occasion. Whether you’re attending as a guest, part of the bridal party, or it’s your own big day (congratulations!), your accessories play a vital role in completing your look. From sparkling earrings and elegant necklaces to classic watches and wedding bands, keeping your jewelry in pristine condition is essential.

Don’t Get Hung Out to Dry this Wedding and Anniversary Season

Whether you’re attending a close friend’s wedding or it’s your own special day (congratulations!), looking your best is essential. With weddings happening throughout spring, summer, and early autumn, it’s important to have everything in order. Here are some expert tips on getting your jewelry and watches ready for the big day.

Are you getting married, or perhaps a best man or bridesmaid? No matter your role, your accessories need to shine. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and consider giving your favorite earrings or timepiece a touch-up or refurbishment.

Here are some different jewelry and watch pieces you might wear to a wedding, along with the maintenance they may require:

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  • Earrings: Whether you prefer classic diamond studs, elegant pearl drops, or vintage chandelier earrings, make sure they’re in top condition. Regular maintenance includes cleaning to restore their sparkle, checking for secure backings, and possibly converting to screw posts for added security.
  • Necklaces: From delicate chains with pendants to statement pieces with gemstones, necklaces can elevate any outfit. Ensure the clasps are functioning correctly and the chain links are secure. Professional cleaning can remove tarnish and restore shine, especially for silver or gold pieces.
  • Bracelets: Charm bracelets, bangles, or tennis bracelets are popular choices. Inspect for any loose charms or links and ensure the clasps are sturdy. Polishing can remove any scratches and keep them looking new.
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  • Rings: Apart from wedding bands, you might wear other rings to complement your look. Check for loose stones and consider resizing if they don’t fit perfectly. Regular polishing and rhodium plating for white gold rings can enhance their appearance.
  • Watches: A classic timepiece adds sophistication to any outfit. Regular maintenance includes battery replacement, cleaning, and checking the integrity of the watch crystal. Leather straps might need conditioning, while metal bracelets can benefit from a thorough polish.
  • Brooches and Pins: These can add a touch of vintage charm to your attire. Ensure the pin mechanism is secure and the brooch is clean and free from tarnish.

Regular maintenance and repairs can ensure your accessories are in perfect condition for the big day. Often, specialized services can handle intricate repairs and restorations that local jewelers might not be equipped for, and they can often do it faster.

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Prepping the Most Important Wedding Pieces

Wedding bands are the centerpiece of any wedding ceremony, symbolizing eternal love and commitment. It’s crucial to ensure these important pieces are in perfect condition for your special day. Here are some key steps to consider:

  • Cleaning and Polishing: Regular cleaning and polishing can restore the shine and brilliance of your wedding bands, making them look brand new for the ceremony.
  • Setting Stones: If your wedding band has any stones, ensure they are securely set. Loose stones can be tightened, and missing ones can be replaced.
  • Ring Sizing (and Resizing): Make sure your wedding band fits perfectly. Professional resizing services can adjust the ring to ensure comfort and security.
  • Rebuilding and Replacing Prongs: Prongs that hold stones can wear down over time. Rebuilding or replacing prongs ensures that the stones remain securely in place.
  • Rhodium Coatings: For white gold rings, a rhodium coating can enhance the ring’s appearance and provide a protective layer.
  • General Maintenance: Regular inspections and maintenance can catch any potential issues early, ensuring that your wedding band remains in pristine condition.
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Convenience for Your Wedding Jewelry and Watches

Got a wedding or anniversary on the horizon? You can easily send your jewelry and watches for repair without needing to leave your home. Many services offer an online form where you can request the service you need, print the order slip and shipping label, and arrange for pickup or drop-off. This process includes tracking to ensure your shipment arrives safely and on time.

Did you know that many jewelers charge extra for services like rhodium plating, black rhodium, gold plating, and two-tone finishes? When looking for a repair service, it’s beneficial to find one that includes these services in their standard price. This can save you money and ensure there are no hidden fees. Also, look for services that offer free shipping both ways to add convenience and value.

Weddings and anniversaries are perfect opportunities for socializing, networking, and maybe even sparking or rekindling a romance. Make sure your accessories are in top shape to make those special moments count. Whether you need wedding bands, rings, or any accessories to fit perfectly, it’s important to consider services that offer cleaning and polishing, stone setting, ring sizing, prong rebuilding, rhodium coatings, and more.

Using a reliable jewelry repair service can take the stress out of wedding preparations. Their online, mail-in processes allow you to get the repair or service you need without leaving home. This wedding season, regardless of your role, make sure your jewelry and watches are in their best shape. Visit reputable websites to explore certified watch and jewelry repair services. It’s an easy and efficient way to get your watches and jewelry repaired and ready for any special occasion.

Have Questions?

How Much Does Watch Repair Cost?
It all depends on what your watch needs. A Battery Replacement by itself is pretty simple. However something like a crystal replacement can get a little complicated depending if it’s cracked, or shattered and glass fragments have damaged the movement. The chart below gives some insight to the most common types of watch repair services.

Watch Repair Pricing

Pricing chart for costs associated with some common watch repair services. Pricing may vary for certain brands, luxury and/or vintage watches.
Battery Replacement (includes pressure test)$39.99
Leather Band Repair/Replacement$49.99
Crystal Replacement$59.99
Stem & Crown$69.99
Movement Clean & Overhaul - Quartz$129.99
Mechanical Clean & Overhaul - Movement$249.99
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How Does Watch Repair By Mail Work?

You Never Have to Leave Your Home!

Print your shipping label and order slip. Choose your insurance, pack your repair(s). My Jewelry Repair provides step-by-step instructions for safe packaging and travel. All you have to do from there is schedule USPS courier pickup if you don’t want to leave your home, or drop-off (with your nearest USPS location). Tracking included for safe arrival and transparency.

You’ll never have to navigate a baffling mall layout again, looking for a ‘quick’ repair that takes forever. All you have to do is put the watch in the mail and we’ll have it back with a quick turnaround, fully restored, fully functional.

How it Works

How Long Does Watch Repair Take?

This will depend on the kind of watch repair service you will need. A simple battery replacement can be processed by our Certified Watchmakers under a week. A movement overhaul on the other hand can be very variable, and is subject to availability of parts.

For a more complete breakdown, please visit: Standard Repair Timelines

How Much Does Ring Repair Cost?
Very dependant on the service, but something like sizing a ring down is pretty straightforward and will cost $39.99. However, something like a gemstone replacement can vary greatly based on the size and type of stone. Here is a breakdown of a lot of the most common type of services.

Ring Repair Pricing

Pricing chart for costs associated with common ring repair services. Items Listed Below Include Complimentary Clean & Polish

Ring Size Down (Up to 3 sizes)$39.99
Ring Size Up (Up to 3 sizes)$44.99
Prong Re-tipping (Up to 12 Prongs)$49.99
Solder 2-3 Rings Together$49.99
Rebuild / Replace Prong$19.99
Set Stones (1-5 Stones)$49.99
Solder / Fix break in Ring$44.99
Stone ReplacementEstimate
Other Miscellaneous WorkEstimate
Replace Head & Set Stone, Estimate
About our : Ring Sizing Services »,
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How Does Ring Repair Online Work?

Our experienced team evaluates each ring resizing on an individual basis, delivering personalized care to every item we receive for repair. No hidden fees. If additional jewelry repair is needed, we let our customers know up front. A lot of times we provide extra services like rhodium plating at no extra charge to the client.

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How Long Does Ring Repair Take?

Once we receive your ring, we can usually send you your estimate within 24 hours, but never more than 72 hours. Once approved, we finish work on the ring and have it reviewed by Quality Assurance within 2-4 business days.

The total time depends on your location and the shipping option you choose. We provide free standard shipping utilizing USPS Priority Mail, which is 2-3 days, but we offer faster options as well

For more information visit: Standard Repair Timelines

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