Greenstone / pounamu repair & cord replacement

Listing #: 1265966788
Business name: The Bridge Gallery Studio
Location: Newton
Auckland City
About: Oro Negro Jewellery 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. Worldwid­e shipping, DHL Internatio­nal Tracking
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 visit our place at 283 Karangahape Road, Samoa House, shop 2. Call us to avail of our customer parking spots.

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

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

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


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

(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.


(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. We're much faster to get back to you over the phone than email.

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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 (61 61 positive feedback)  Mon 21 Nov
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