It has happened to us all. I mean, us ALL!
You're running a tiny bit late, and you go to put on a lovely diamond necklace you only wear for special occasions, and (sound effect: screeching brakes)...! The fine chain has a knot in it, and there's no budging it in the amount of time you have until you walk out the door. Grrrrr!
Here're some ideas to prevent this problem of modern life (especially when travelling:
- Put each fine necklace (with its pendant attached) into a small ziplok bag, then close the seal while leaving a little bit of chain (maybe one inch) dangling outside the ziplok.
- Cut a regular straw (like from McDonald's) into 2 pieces. String the straw onto a fine chain, and reattach clasp. This method, shared by one of our clients over 20 years ago, works great but we don't know why!
- Always keep the chain clasped no matter where it is. Unclasped chains seek each other out like a moth to a flame! LOL
And, if you ever have a knot (or knots) so bad that you can't undo it, Masterpiece Jewelers will be glad to work on it for you, usually for FREE!
This morning a longtime client stopped by to ask me if a ring she had with her was "real." We always provide this service at no charge.
She looked especially delighted when I confirmed that it was real karat gold and genuine chocolate diamonds. I was curious about her reaction, so I asked her how she'd gotten the ring. (It looked like it had been worn a little, so I didn't think it was a recent gift.)
"I bought it at an estate sale for $1!"
So, great news for her, right? Yes, definitely!
But what about the family who held that estate sale, and sold that expensive ring that their loved one had treasured for $1??? No bueno!
We have heard this story too many times, and it is something that can be EASILY preventable!
At Masterpiece Jewelers, we offer a FREE One-Hour Jewelry Evaluation exactly for this situation. There is no way you can know for sure what is "real" and what isn't, so we would love to put your mind at ease, especially when you are already dealing with the emotions of a loss.
To schedule your OWN FREE One-Hour Jewelry Evaluation here at Masterpiece Jewelers, simply call us at 386-252-0010 and ask for an appointment. We'll take it from there!
Keep on shining-