Repairs & Service Michael Lynes Jewellery


We are passionate about the repair and re-modelling part of our business. Michael has over 50 years of workshop, retail and design experience which is nowhere better utilised than in assessing much loved, worn and damaged jewellery with a view give it a new lease of life! Whether that be to keep as much original integrity as possible or to re-modal items into new pieces of jewellery to cherish. We have two workshops, one in Birmingham and one in Berkshire which gives us the capability to undertake many various types of repair and commission work. Each workshop has a particular skill within the goldsmithing industry so your precious jewellery items will be assigned its own master craftsman. Our services in the repair department range from simple soldering jobs to ring re-sizing, rhodium plating and sourcing and setting gemstones. Please call into our store today to discuss potential options or give us a call and make an appointment to sit down to a consultation with Michael.


At Michael Lynes we are able to do watch repairs both in store and through our watch suppliers. Including batteries right up to full services of classic and modern watches by Seiko. Watch repairs done on site such as batteries, link removals and clasp adjustments can be turned around within a few days and cost from £10 per service. For more complex work this would be done by Seiko and usually take four to six weeks. You will always be advised of timescale when you bring your watches into the shop.


Our pearl and bead re-stringer provides us with the ability to string a variety of pearls and beads onto different types of thread. They also offer a vast choice of clasp options to suit your needs. These jobs are sent to the workshop via insured post and are normally turned around within two weeks. The price for this service varies depending on your item, but starts from £35 for a standard length row of plain pearls. A quote will be given before any work is undertaken on your item.


We are able to engrave many items that have been purchased from us. Our engraver has access to machine engraving facilities as well as laser engraving and traditional hand engraving. In store you will be able to select the font and size of your engraving so you can be assured that on return your engraving will look just as you envisioned. This service takes a minimum of two weeks.


Michael is able to do both valuations for probate and insurance purposes. A valuation for insurance is charged at 2.5% of the overall value of the items with a minimum charge of £25. This process takes a few days as all items must be cleaned and prepared so that their true value can be ascertained. For probate valuations the charge is 4% with a minimum charge of £40. Again this process will take a few days to be completed. At Michael Lynes we use the Appraiser software guaranteeing detailed professional valuations at reasonable cost.