Restore...Everything needs maintenance including jewelry. Jewelry is an important investment and your family heirlooms deserve the best care. Pyramid Studios has the creativity, experience and honesty to restore your jewelry to its original luster and preserve its value.
Restyle...Don't let inherited or outdated jewelry sit in a drawer unworn! Pyramid Studios jewelers can help you design a new piece that fits your life style and tastes. Gemstones can be set in a new mounting or elements from old jewelry can be reworked into something new.
Pyramid Studios is owned by two master jewelers who are uniquely capable of taking on difficult projects. David and Donald each have over three decades of experience working with customers over the counter and at their work benches. Each project is attacked with creativity and ingenuity. All work is done in house at our Downtown Ellsworth, Maine studios which is also home to our retail store.
Pyramid Studios Services:
• Free jewelry inspection
• Cleaning and polishing
• Replacing lost stones
• Repairing broken and worn prongs
• Replacing worn settings
• Recreate a mate for a lost earring
• Convert friction posts to leverback or locking post earrings
• Fixing bent shanks
• Replacing worn or broken shanks
• Pearl and bead restringing and knotting
• Restyling, updating old jewelry
Jewelry settings, prongs and other elements are small which makes it difficult to ensure all the details are perfect with the naked eye or magnified visor. The microscope enables use to spot small imperfections such as cracks and porosity in the metal. Loose gems and settings can be inspected thoroughly.
Although our jewelers have mastered old world techniques, the laser welder offers clear advantages to the torch for many delicate operations. A good laser weld is three times as strong as the virgin metal, or 260 times stronger than a solder joint. Very little heat is generated with a laser weld unlike a soldering torch that heats a larger area. The welds are precise and targeted to a specific area allowing very delicate work.
State of the art tools and three decades of jewelry design and manufacturing experience is a powerful combination. David and Don are trained in traditional jewelry making processes. This old world knowledge combined with modern technology, an artist's eye and an engineer's creativity allows them to tackle even the most challenging custom design projects.