It’s happened to us all: You’re rushing to get ready, pulling a sweater over your head, when you break your favorite necklace. You’re too busy to rush to a jeweler, so your necklace ends up gathering dust until you get around to fixing it.
It’s the same story with that brooch with the loose stone setting, or that silver ring that’s become nearly black with tarnish. But there are some quick and easy ways to fix jewelry, restore it to its natural finish, or mend it temporarily.
This is a great article from eHow with some hints on jump-starting your well-loved jewelry – and some advice on when to see a pro.