Repair

Welcome to HOWARD Fine Jeweller's Service Centre. Since 1967, HOWARD has seen its jewellery creations passed on from one generation to the next. With the passage of time, exposure to different elements and with normal wear and tear, your treasured pieces may have become dull, cracked, broken, loose or malfunctioning.
 
With state of the art technology, world-class expertise and the latest techniques, HOWARD Service Centre can bring your precious jewellery and timepieces back to life.
 
Given the precious and intricate craftsmanship of your HOWARD jewel, we highly recommend that you take due care of its use and handling to ensure that it remains brilliant over time. Should it be required, HOWARD is proud to offer you a portfolio of services that will guarantee the restoration of your precious jewel or timepieces.


RE-SIZING
Re-sizing service is performed on bracelets, necklaces or rings. This service consists of increasing or reducing the size of the item. It involves a series of meticulous and delicate operations.
 
Performed by a HOWARD specialist jeweller, the service includes the following operations: diagnosis, adjustment of the size, removal or addition of a piece of metal (for rings) or links (for other jewellery), polishing, cleaning of the piece, and finally, technical and aesthetic inspection as carried out in accordance with HOWARD’s quality criteria.
 
CLEANING
Removes impurities, dust and fingerprints from the surface of your precious jewel. In some cases, it also removes very light scratches on the bright polish surface of the jewel. We also offer Ultrasonic Cleaning, a deep thorough cleaning that will remove the dirt from the jewel to restore its original luster. Not applicable for pearls, coins, emeralds and other gems.


RESTORATION
The Restoration Service is performed on damaged, extremely damaged or vintage piece of jewelry to rediscover its aesthetic attractiveness and restore its original appearance.

 

At HOWARD, we continue to preserve artisanal traditions; We still use time-honoured tools and pay particular attention to our heritage so that we are always in a position to consider our clients' requests. It enables treasured creations that you hold particularly dear to be restored as closely as possible to their original conditions or in some cases, even better.

The restoration service includes in-depth study, historic research, delicate operations and occasionally the exceptional manufacture of certain parts. That is why it can take several months before we are able to return your item to you.


RHODIUM PLATING
White gold jewellery is so beautiful but every once in a while it needs rhodium plating to maintain its bright colour. The Polishing Service allows your piece of HOWARD jewellery to rediscover its original shine and brilliance, without altering its shape. Rhodium electroplating is used to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish, and give a white, reflective appearance. Visit us or call the store to discuss getting this done while you wait.  

Pearl Restringing
Pearl necklace are timeless classics, to keep your necklaces looking their best and feeling secure it is necessary to have them restrung periodically. We offer an excellent restringing service for pearls and other beaded jewellery.


LASER WELDING
With our state-of-the-art laser welding technology, we can repair items that would otherwise be irreparable. HOWARD’s Laser Welding service is incredible because it allows for delicate jewellery repairs to be completed precisely and efficiently. It also allows for jewellery with coloured stones to be repaired without having to unset and reset the stones. If you have been advised that certain jewellery could not be repaired in the past, then perhaps laser welding is the option for you.


ENGRAVING
The Engraving Service enables you to personalize your HOWARD jewel by engraving (subject to technical constraints and the space available) a unique inscription: name, phrase, date, symbol, design, family rests or company logo on your creation. Make that special piece of jewellery even more exceptional with a message that will last a lifetime.

Performed by a HOWARD specialist jeweller and engraver, the service includes the following operations: the diagnosis, the engraving process: the opportunities for engraving a permanent description in the metal depends on the available surface area on the jewel. Finally, technical and aesthetic inspection is carried out on the engraved work in accordance with HOWARD’s quality criteria.

Engraving is traditionally performed using a graver, a tool with which the engraver cuts into the metal. Most engravings nowadays are performed by laser since this technique offers a higher degree of regularity in the lines. HOWARD is proud to offer both hand and machine engraving. 

RETIPPING
Over time, the tips on your treasured stones become worn or lose - we offer a fantastic re-tipping (Bezel, Bead, Channel, Gypsy, etc.) or claw replacement service that will bring them back to their original secure state.  We also offer stone tightening and stone setting on Rounds, Marquis, Princess Cut and other Fancy Cuts.  Unlike many other local jewellers, HOWARD is proud to offer you complete on-site repair, which means that your prized item remains on our premises, where its security and care are always ensured.

At Howard's, we believe that beautiful gemstones should be enjoyed every day with a sense of security and peace of mind so call us today and we’d be happy to serve you.


GENERAL JEWELLERY REPAIR
With over 48 years of experience in the jewelry repair and design industry, HOWARD’s Service Centre is highly qualified to handle any repair of your jewelry. We take great care in providing the utmost repair service on the following:

  • Shanking - FingerFit, SuperFit and Inside Shank Beads, Plating
  • Ring Soldering - Sterling silver, Gold and Platinum for Breaks and Soldering 2 or More Rings Together
  • Prong and Tip Work: Repairs and Replacement including V prongs as well as Stone Head Replacement
  • Laser - Laser Jewellery, Laser Eyeglasses
  • Finishes - Detailed Sandblast, Sandblast Finish, Brush Finish, Satin Finish, Florentine Finish
  • Stone Setting - Prong Setting, Channel Setting, Bezel Setting, Pave Setting, Bead Setting, Invisible Setting
  • Chain Repair - Soldering Breaks, Clasp Repair, Adding and Removing Links, Fabricating Links, Charm Additions
  • Factory Refinishing – Gold, Silver and Platinum Rings, Gold and Silver Bracelets, Heavier Link Style Bracelets, Platinum Bracelets


Fine jewellery should last a lifetime, with care and maintenance we can assure you that it will. With eight highly qualified goldsmiths on site, we invite you to come in and meet with one of our jewellery repair specialists for a complimentary jewellery inspection. We will carefully examine your jewellery and advise you on the best way to maintain repair or restore your jewellery.


If there is any service you require that is not listed on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Each piece of jewellery that you own serves to remind you of the special people and moments in your life, and if your jewellery breaks, it can leave you feeling frustrated and confused. Although some people don't think that they have any hope, the right jewellery repair service can work wonders when you are in need. When your objective is to find a company that won't let you down, you can trust Howard Fine Jewellers to come to the rescue. If you enlist our services, our experts will restore your jewellery so that you can continue to wear it, making it look as good as new.

Jewellery Repair Services in Ottawa

When a watch stops working properly, our customers know that they can depend on us to address the problem promptly. For some individuals, watches are irreplaceable keepsakes that are handed down through several generations, and they want to know that they are in good hands. In addition to restoring watches, we can also resize them so that your watch will always be a perfect fit. But you can also come to us if you need your necklace, ring or bracelet polished or repaired, and our team will keep your needs at the front of their minds at all times, allowing you to put your worries to rest.

Repaired Jewellery in Ottawa

You are searching for an effective jewellery repair service, and we can help. When you visit our location in Ottawa, we promise that our work will keep your Jewellery in good condition for years to come. The warranty on our watch repair service lasts for one year, but some of our jewellery repair services come with a lifetime guarantee. When you are ready to get started, speak with a member of our team, and they will tell you about the process, enabling you to make an informed decision. Howard is located at 220 Sparks Street in Ottawa.

Jewellery Store in Ottawa

Howard Fine Jewellers
220 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1
Phone: + 613.238.3300

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