Our team at Coppins have more than 150 years of combined experience, with an in-house workshop offering solutions for all jewellery requirements.
Bespoke Design & Jewellery Remodelling
Coppins specialise in bespoke jewellery design and remodelling.
Jewellery Repair & Alterations
The in-house workshop team can carry out all manner of repairs and alterations to your jewellery, including:
- Ring resizing
- Claw re-tipping and repairs
- Rhodium plating
- Gold electroplating
- Sourcing and setting of missing gemstones
- Ring shank replacement
- Clasps and chain repairs
Precision laser welding technology inside our fully equipped workshop enables the repair and alteration of even the most complicated and fragile jewellery pieces that were previously not possible.
Jewellery Valuations & Appraisals
Coppins in-house valuer can provide valuations for insurance purposes, probate and sale on most items of jewellery*.
- A detailed description of each item, including stone measurements, colour and clarity of stones, metal types, weight and hallmarks
- Insurance replacement values
- Colour image of each piece
- Explanatory notes on terms and abbreviations
- Condition report where necessary
- Full insurance on all items left in our care
*for watches, specialist items or where an insurer specifies, we may use an IRV registered valuation company.
It is essential to clean jewellery periodically. Therefore, we recommend annual cleaning for well-worn items to keep them in the best possible condition.
Having your piece cleaned in our in-house workshop also gives our team time to check your item closely with a jeweller’s loupe checking for any signs of wear or tear and advising on any repairs that may be necessary; think of jewellery cleaning more like planned preventative maintenance than just having your item cleaned.
We price cleaning per item, so please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.
Pearl & Bead Re-threading
If you wear your pearl or beaded jewellery often, it is advisable to have them periodically restrung to avoid breakages; Coppins recommend annually for pieces worn daily and for inherited pearl jewellery where the age of the silk is unknown, it is advisable to have it renewed for peace of mind.
Restringing gives an excellent opportunity to clean each pearl or bead individually. After which, we can start the restring process, carefully sequencing each gem on the new silk or cord; it is advisable but not compulsory to have a knot adding between each adornment to prevent damage from them rubbing against one another and, crucially, stopping in the event of breakage all the jewels from falling off and being lost.
Silver Holloware Repair & Restoration
Coppins talented silversmiths can repair and restore all manner of silver holloware, from dented silver hipflasks to broken silver candelabra and candlesticks we’ve had all sorts in the workshop over the years.
Using age-old techniques and modern technology combined, we can rejuvenate almost any silver item. So if you have a broken silver item needing tender loving care, get in touch with us and see if we can help.
Precious Metal Recycling
If you have unwanted silver, gold, platinum or palladium, Coppins can purchase them to refine and recycle into new pieces of our bespoke handmade jewellery.
Is there a particular gemstone that catches your eye? If so, Coppins have been collecting gems for over 40 years, resulting in a fantastic selection of fine and unusual gemstones. In addition to Coppins extensive gemstone collection, relationships with stone suppliers worldwide ensure that they can source the perfect stone for your bespoke piece.
Watch Batteries & Strap Adjustments
Coppins can replace batteries and make strap adjustments to all makes and models of watch, so if your beloved timepiece has stopped ticking, your leather strap needs replacing, or your watch bracelet requires the removal of some links, we can help.
If a ring you have been wearing has become too tight, Coppins have the tools to remove it with care and minimal damage, after which we suggest the finger is allowed to return to normal over a week or two; then, if you wish, we can remeasure, repair and adjust the size.