Any Wednesday Come to Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs in Galleria Mall, Anthem Village and Meadows Mall for FREE Professional Ring Inspection, Polishing, Cleaning and Rhodium Plating (white gold)
Why Wedding Ring Wednesday™
Because, Most people don’t really think of getting their wedding rings inspected on a monthly basis. In fact, people tend to forget about the rings until a problem occurs, such as a worn prongs or a lost precious stone or a diamond.
You can understand why such precautions may be necessary- especially when it comes to rings, which are worn daily. While you may be able to replace the ring, replacing the memories and sentiments will be much more difficult. Your wedding or engagement ring is likely one of your most prized possessions!
Why Safety Inspection?
Our Jewelers will point out any loose stones and recommend tightening them. They will point out worn out and bent prongs. If more extensive damage or wear may require repair or replacement of certain parts of the ring including tips, prongs, tightening of stones, and any structural concerns, they will advise you- and with your consent, they will perform all operations and repairs on premises while you wait.
Dirt can very easily accumulate in rings, especially if the design is intricate. Our Jewelers will clean the dirt from hard to reach places, which cannot be easily reached at home. The dirt that accumulates in the rings can cause further friction which increases the rate of wear and tear. In addition, dirt can also hide any defects which may cause problems in the future if gone undetected.
Polishing is mainly for aesthetic purposes and can have your wedding or engagement ring looking like new. Once the ring is checked and cleaned, it is polished based on the discretion of the customer. Polishing for gold or silver plated rings should also be avoided since the plate may be removed as a result of the polishing. If a plated ring is polished, it will have to be recoated, which can incur more expenses.
Why Rhodium Plating (White gold rings)
Rhodium is a precious metal that is in the family of platinum. For rhodium plated jewelry, it involves plating the jewelry with a surface that guards against scratches and also gives a reflective white appearance. It is most commonly found on white gold jewelry, but can also be used on silver and other materials. Rhodium plating can also be referred to as rhodium washing or rhodium dip. Rhodium increases shine, luster and durability. Additionally, it will make your jewelry more resistant to scratches. Because it is just plating, it will wear off over time. Depending on how often you wear the piece of jewelry, and how much wear and tear it gets, it may need to be re-applied every 6 months.
How often should you get your wedding and engagement rings inspected?
You should have your ring cleaned and inspected at least once every 2 months and yes, on any given Wednesday our Jewelers will ensure that the value of your ring doesn’t go down. If the ring is of sentimental value, the jewelry inspection will make sure that no damage comes to it, ensuring longevity and beauty.