Greenstone / pounamu repair & cord replacement

Listing #: 1265966788
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Business name: The Bridge Gallery Studio
Location: Newton
Auckland City
Auckland
About: The Bridge Gallery Studio is a greenstone carving studio run by Ernesto Ovalle, who has over 25 years of experience working in handcrafte­d jewellery.
Services offered: Restoration of cracked, broken, chipped greenstone pendants & necklace cord replacement for frayed cords or loose pendant binding.
Areas serviced: Nation-wid­e, all NZ and overseas customers.
Availability: Business hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm, Sat 12pm- 4pm or by appointmen­t
If you have any Greenstone jewellery that is either chipped/broken/cracked please feel free to contact us at 021 057 6097 or 09 309 2202 or come to the shop at #9 Beresford Square with your piece of jewellery that needs fixing.

We also replace necklace cords and fix loose binding for greenstone pendants.

We can be reached via email at oronegro.jewellery@gmail.com where you can first send us photos of your damaged jewellery.

Below are the general processes we use for the care of greenstone jewellery:

1. STONE RESTORATION

(a) Greenstone has a clean break or has snapped:
Pin and glue: We pin the two pieces of stone together in place by drilling small stainless steel pins into both of the pieces and secure it with strong glue. We can also reinforce the support around the break by binding it with cord.
Alternatively, we can reshape the broken pieces into separate designs through sanding or transform the design to appear intentional.

(b) Chipped or cracked greenstone:
Reshaping and sanding: Using a sandstone file we smooth over the chipped part of the stone. This may alter the shape of the carving slightly.


2. NECKLACE CORD REPLACEMENT

(a) Your necklace cord is frayed or worn:
We offer either ready-made replacement cords that can be easily fitted onto the greenstone pendant. There are four colours of cord to choose from: black/brown/tan/white.

(b) Loose binding around Greenstone pendant:
We replace the cord and rebind the pendant, we offer different styles of cord plaiting and can replace the original binding or change it completely.

If you have any questions or require more information about our services please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 057 6097 or 09 309 2202.

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Great communication with Ernesto and fantastic work, my broken chains got fixed beautifully, my silver ring polished and new cords for my pendants are super durable now. Thanks!
alexwask (59 59 positive feedback)  Mon 21 Nov
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