Jewellery transformation - Upcycling
Many of us own jewellery that we no longer wear anymore. Some pieces are out of style, some piece no longer fit, and some might need a simple repair. At Flamme en rose we like to give a new life to pieces of jewellery with an old soul. We can modify an existing jewel, or we can completely transform it into something entirely new! Our mission is to utilize the forgotten jewellery and the memories that come with them.
The transformation of jewellery (what we like to call upcycling) has become a true passion for our Flamme en rose team. In order to meet the growing demands of our customers, Flamme en rose has developed an incomparable expertise in jewellery transformation. Two things are essential when upcycling: the capacity to understand the client’s desires and secondly, a very developed technical skill level. This service is unique, since it can only be offered by a master jeweller with an eye for design. With many years of experience, Flamme en rose has become renowned in Quebec for their upcycling. Most jewellers will only offer to exchange your jewellery for cash. At Flamme en rose, we offer you the opportunity to transform your old pieces into brand new ones.
Master jewellers and experts in design, the team at Flamme en rose is here to fulfill your desires. Whether from an idea, a drawing or a photo, our designers will look over all the possibilities according to your budget. The creation of custom jewellery is an exciting part of our business, it allows us to establish a creative link with our customers.
Polishing / Cleaning of your jewellery
Flamme en rose offers a high-end expertise in jewellery polishing. Entrust us with your rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and we will clean, polish and bring your pieces back to life, as if they were brand new! If a piece of jewellery is worn regularly, we recommend getting it polished 2 times a year.
Too often a gold chain or a grandmother’s ring are no longer worn for the sole reason that they are broken. Repairs are usually not very expensive and will give a second life to your jewellery. In addition, following a repair, your piece will be cleaned and polished, truly restoring it to its original splendor. We can also preform little miracles with your broken jewellery through our transformations and the quality of their recycling services. Come and see us to get a free estimate!
Do not take the risk of losing your jewellery. Flamme en rose has all the qualifications to perform an invisible sizing, which will make your ring fit just right. Have you consulted a jeweller for a sizing and have been refused? Come see us, with our expertise in laser soldering, we can size practically any style of ring.
What better way to immortalize memories than to get them engraved on a precious piece of jewellery. A loved one’s name, a special date, either on the inside of a ring or the back of a pendant, the possibilities are endless.
Pearl necklaces are often of great sentimental value. If your mother has recently given you the pearl necklace that she wore at her wedding, it would probably be wise to have it restrung. Traditionally, pearl necklaces are mounted on a pure silk thread. It is quite normal that the thread stretches and wears with time. Flamme en rose offers full restoration services for your pearl bracelets or necklaces. First, your pearls will be cleaned of all traces of perfume and soap to prevent these chemicals from further damaging the pearls, then each pearl will be carefully restrung on a silk thread with knots between each pearl. The knots prevent the pearls from touching, as well as preventing them from falling if the thread brakes. Pearls are timeless, it is very important to take good care of them!
Re-tipping of claws
When jewellery, mostly rings, are worn on a daily basis, it is very important to have the claws of your setting verified yearly. At Flamme en rose, expert eyes can judge the condition of your claws and assess the work that needs to be done. Sometimes a simple tightening of the claws is required and other times, each claw needs to be re-tipped (adding metal to the top of the claw that has worn down with time to make sure the stone is safe). In extreme cases, the claws or the entire setting needs to be rebuilt. Following any of these situations, a seasoned setter will make sure that all the stones are safe, sound and straight!
Rhodium is a precious metal that is in the same family as platinum. It is used on a regular basis to plate white gold. White gold, also known as grey gold, is almost always plated rhodium. Although it is a very sought-after color, in its natural state, it sometimes has yellowish or greyish hues. Therefore, plating rhodium is a common practice in order to keep it as white as possible. We suggest re-plating once a year since with time, it is normal that this plating wears off, especially on rings or areas that are exposed to friction. Flamme en rose uses a high-end Italian rhodium plating to guarantee the best results.
Certificate of insurance jewelery
In many cases, having a certificate of valuation for valuable jewelry can save you a lot of time and money. Whether for your insurance or as proof of authenticity when reselling to another person, the FGA certificate of assessment (Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) is worth the small investment. Flame in Pink works in partnership with gemologists certified by the FGA to provide you with a highly accurate legal certificate. Some of our high end jewelry is automatically provided with this type of certification. In addition, we will be happy to authenticate all types of jewelry, even those that have not been purchased from us.
Quote for replacement of stolen jewelry
If unfortunately the theft of one or your jewels occurred, your insurer will ask you a proof of replacement detailed with the specificities of each insured jewelery. With the help of photos or descriptions from you, we will be pleased to make an official quote for your insurance for the replacement of your stolen jewelry. Our official quotes are accepted by all insurance companies. These quotes are free of charge if the jewels are recreated at our jewelry store.