Jewelry Repair

TQ Diamonds is a full service jeweler - accredited as one of the top jewelers in the country by the American Gem Society (AGS) member since 1999.

TQ Diamonds performs all types of jewelry repairs - ring resizing, chain soldering, prong – retipping, rhodium plating, diamond setting, jewelry restorations / refurbishing and many more.Upon inspection of your jewelry, TQ Diamonds will provide you with a Free Estimate for your jewelry repair.

TQ Diamonds recommends having your jewelry inspected and cleaned every three to six months. Clean jewelry makes your jewelry beautiful. Plus it increases the life of your jewelry by removing dirt that can cause your ring, necklace, bracelets and earrings to wear out prematurely.

TQ Diamonds offers FREE Jewelry Cleaning and Inspections - While you Wait

What's Included-

  • Inspection for loose stones or damage
  • Hand polish with a high-speed buffing machine for a brilliant shine
  • Gentle Ultrasonic bath that will completely cleanse and refresh your gems natural sparkle
  • Finally a distilled water steam to leave your gemstones as good as the day you first wore them.

All jewelry repairs are completed on the premise "in-house" at TQ Diamonds by our highly skilled goldsmith / platinumsmith team with over 60 years of combined experience.

By performing all repairs on site you are assured that your jewelry is carefully inspected and cared for while in our possession. Jewelry is a treasured heirloom and that is how we treat every piece of client jewelry.

TQ Diamonds has been trusted and respected since 1987 with 1,000’s of client’s jewelry repairs and restorations. We repair jewelry from clients all over Wisconsin and throughout the United States.

Most jewelry repairs are completed in 3-7 days depending on the complexity of the job.

 

Ask about our 1-Day Express Jewelry Repair.

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1 FAQ

Most jewelry stores don't own a laser welder because of the cost of the machine is over $30,000 or employ qualified Laser Technicians that will be skilled in fixing your glasses.

Most optical stores do not have the necessary technology to fix broken frames. They can bend twisted frames or reattach screws, but they do not have anything to fuse metal parts together. We get most of our in-store repair customers through optical shop referrals!

Yes. Unlike torch heat, laser welding will not damage the magnets in your clip-ons.

Yes, we have a laser welder that can repair most metal eyeglass frames including titanium.

Yes. If they are metal frames or if the break is at a metal hinge.  

No appointment is needed, just stop in.

Yes! We offer a 30-day warranty. We have a 99% success ratio the first time. We have successfully repaired thousands of eyeglass frames for clients just like you.

Most designer glasses are made from titanium alloys. If the frames are very light and thin, the odds are that they are titanium.

If you visit our store, a repair typically takes 30 minutes. If you mail in your frames and we receive them by Noon, we will have them mailed out by 4pm the same day. We use USPS First Class Mail, which will typically arrive in 3-5 days, depending on where you are located. If you would like to upgrade to Priority (2-3 days) or Express Mail (1-day), you may do so for an additional charge.

Eyeglasses are repaired usually while you wait within 30-45 minutes.

A typical eyeglass repair is $45 and comes with a 30-day warranty.

Yes. However, we need to spend extra time completely grinding off the solder from your frame, there may be an additional charge.

Yes. However, since we need to completely remove the contaminant before welding, there may be an additional charge.

No. We do not have any pieces to supply. If you have the broken pieces, we can weld them!

Plastic frames often have metal hinges, and are usually able to be repaired.

Yes. Laser welds are 86% stronger than a traditional solder bond. This is because laser welding only uses pure gold, silver, platinum or titanium as filler metals, whereas solder uses nickel and copper. Oftentimes, because of the tendency to apply quick spot welds during manufacturing, the laser weld is even stronger than the original frame was!

Yes. Laser welding allows us to join two different metals together, including gold.

For the safety of your frames, it would be appreciated, but it's not necessary. Whether you're sending your case or not, please take care to wrap all items (especially your lenses!) in tissue, bubble wrap, or other packing materials so that nothing is damaged in transit.

Yes. We need the lenses to properly align your frames. No reason to worry, we either will remove the lenses or protect the lenses before we laser weld your frames

No. Oxygen in the flame corrodes and oxidizes the metal causing the titanium to become brittle. The only way to properly repair titanium or titanium alloy frames is with a laser welder in an oxygen free environment with the use of Argon gas.

 
 

TQ Diamonds offers FREE Jewelry Cleaning and Inspections - While you Wait

What's Included-

  • Inspection for loose stones or damage
  • Hand polish with a high-speed buffing machine for a brilliant shine
  • Gentle Ultrasonic bath that will completely cleanse and refresh your gems natural sparkle
  • Finally a distilled water steam to leave your gemstones as good as the day you first wore them.


Ring Resizing - Starting at $39

We size 10 karat, 14 karat, 18 Karat Gold, Platinum & Silver rings
Pricing depends on kind of metal, width of the ring and number of gems.
Additional ring sizing options available - ring guards, sizing bumps, sizing beads or a sizing bar


Ring Shank Replacement – Starting at -$254

Referred to as Reshanking (The replacement of the bottom of the ring). This is usually suggested if the bottom of your ring has become worn or thin.


Adjustable / Adjusto Shanks – Finger Fit – Finger Mate shanks are quoted based on the finger size and the width of the ring.

The ultimate solution for an arthritic knuckle. Adjustable shanks are designed for clients who's knuckles are larger than their finger. The ring shank opens up to go over the knuckle. Once the ring is over your knuckle you are able to snap it close. The ring will fit your finger perfectly. The ultimate solution for an arthritic knuckle.

Soldering - Gold, Platinum, Silver, Titanium, Base Metal

  • Torch Soldering- Starting at - $22
  • Laser Soldering / Welding Starting at - $55

Solder rings together (Engagement & Wedding Ring) - Starting at - $39 - service included at no charge when you purchase your engagement and wedding ring at TQ Diamonds

Rhodium Plating - Starting at - $35

Prong Work -

  • Re-Tipping - Starting at - $7 per tip depending on the number of tips needed
  • Re-Pronging - Starting at - $11 per prong depending on the number of prongs needed
  • Head / Prong replacement is usually needed if the ring is showing excessive wear. The typically 4 or 6 prong head on a wedding set will usually last about 10-15 years depending the activity level of the client.

Check & Tighten Stones - Starting at - $25

Refinishing / Refurbishing -Starting at - $8

Clasps- Starting at - $9 Depends on metal, style and size of clasp

  • Barrel Clasp
  • Box Clasp
  • Lobster Claw Clasp
  • Spring Rings Clasp
  • Pearl Clasp

Earring Posts / Backs - Quoted based on metal and the style you prefer

  • Threaded / Screw back posts
  • Euro Backs
  • Lever Backs
  • French Wires
  • La Pousette, Protector or Mini-Sure Locks
  • Omega Backs

Diamond Setting - Pricing is based on the diamond or gem size and quantity of stones being set

  • Prong Set
  • Channel Set
  • Flush / Gypsy Set
  • Pave’ Set
  • Bezel Set


Pearl Re-Stringing -

  • Unknotted - $2.00 per inch
  • Knotted - $3.50 per inch

* Clasp is quoted as additional charge if needed.


Diamond / Gem Recutting - Quoted per diamond / gem depending on the condition of the stone.

TQ Diamonds offers a full service "in-house" jewelry repair shop.Listed above are just a few of the many repairs options we offer.

How much does it cost?

TQ Diamonds has two Certified Gemologist Appraisers (CGA) and two Graduate Gemologist (GG) on staff. TQ Diamonds is an American Gem Society (AGS) Member since 1999.

TQ Diamonds offers many types of jewelry appraisals. The most common appraisal service we offer is a jewelry insurance appraisal. TQ Diamonds also offer Estate, Liquidation and Fair Market Value appraisal services.

Jewelry appraisals for items that were not purchased at TQ Diamonds, begin at $85 for the first items and $65 for each additional item. Express jewelry appraisal services are available, beginning at $150. Multiple item and estate jewelry appraisals we will gladly provide a quote. Please contact Timothy Quigley - tim@tqdiamonds.com to discuss your specific needs and time frame.

If your jewelry was purchased from TQ Diamonds and is over $1,000.00, your appraisal from TQ Diamonds is complimentary - no charge.

T.Q. Diamonds

Location-Hours

TQ Diamonds

7058 Mineral Point Road

Madison, WI 53717

Please e-mail us with questions.

Phone-608-833-4500

 

We gladly accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, PayPal, Cash & Local Checks

 

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