Jewellery that can’t be fixed or is not worth repairing

Sometimes jewellery cannot be fixed for a variety of reasons. However, most gold, silver and platinum jewellery can be repaired with the right equipment and expertise. Sometimes, the cost of fixing the item is more than what the item is worth.   If the item has sentimental value, it may be worth it to you to have the item fixed. Some jewellery has to be fixed with a laser welder. This is an expensive machine to purchase as well as to use. Most jewellery repair depots do not have one as it is a very specialized piece of equipment and requires specialized training. We are fortunate to have an in-house laser welder as well as the expertise to use it. With the advent of laser welding, many items of jewellery that could not be fixed in the past, like some costume jewellery, can now be repaired using this specialized style of welding.

If the item is truly not worth repairing, please remember that you can sell your scrap gold and sometimes even the precious stones in the item.

If you have questions about jewellery, please let us know. We can be reached by e-mail at, or via facebook (, or twitter (@exquisite gold). If you are in the area, please drop by our showroom at 1094 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Exquisite Gold & Gems Inc