Our services

In addition to our stock of fine antique and period jewellery, McKenna & Co offer a range of complementary services. Please click on the links below for details. If you require further information, please call us on
+44 (0)20 7584 1966

 

 

Repairs & restorations

Antique and period jewels require specialist care and knowledge to keeping them looking their best. We recommend a full examination every year to every period piece which guarantees confidence when the jewel is worn.

We work closely with our goldsmith who is an expert in assessing and restoring jewels, working with traditional techniques which are sympathetic to the jewellery's age.  We also offer a remodelling service, transforming items that have been unused and disregarded to fabulous wearable jewels!

We have produced a basic guide to help identify signs of wear that would suggest that a trip to the goldsmith might be needed.

Jewellery check list:

Give the jewel a gentle shake, is anything rattling when it shouldn't? This could mean a gemstone is loose.
Is the jewel catching on fabric or in your hair? This could indicate a claw has lifted.
Has the shape of your ring changed? This could indicate a weakness within the structure.
Does the metal look tarnished even when you have just cleaned it? It could mean that a gentle polish and plate is in need, giving life back to a slightly tired piece.

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