Uwe Koetter offers a comprehensive solution to your jewellery needs with services ranging from remodelling and restringing to resizing and repairing of jewellery.
Uwe Koetter invites its clients on an educational journey through its showroom and workshop, offering an overview of the intricate and truly specialised jewellery trade.
Guests will be able to learn about the various stages of design and manufacture, including hand and Computer Aided Design (CAD), the printing of prototypes as well as diamond mining and grading. Visitors can also witness silver and gold smelting while learning about South Africa’s prodigious mineral wealth.
Because we understand that keeping your treasures looking bright and beautiful is important, we offer a complimentary cleaning and polishing service to our clients.
The description 'white gold' is something of a misnomer. Gold is yellow in colour and is treated to produce what is called 'white gold' through an electroplating process using rhodium. Rhodium in turn is a precious metal and a member of the platinum family. The electroplating process bonds rhodium to the precious metal, most often yellow gold, to create white gold which is similar in appearance to platinum.
However, the thin layer of plating will eventually wear away. Evidence of the plating wearing away is found in the look of the piece; the area without the plating will show the yellowish colour of the original precious metal. Should you notice this change, please contact one of the sales consultants at Uwe Koetter and we will gladly re-plate your jewellery at a nominal cost.
It is always best to use a professional for restringing broken pearl or bead chains to ensure the best result. We restring necklaces to your required length, with or without knots. The advantage of knotting between each pearl or bead is that it helps stop them from rubbing together and causing damage as well as from getting lost should a strand break. We use secure threads that are durable and less likely to wear down over time.
Art may be timeless, but time does take its toll on jewellery. Bring your beloved item of jewellery to us so that we can examine it and give you an obligation-free quotation of the costs involved in repairing or restoring the item. Or, if your need is to have a loved family heirloom or antique resized, we can help you too. We promise to treat your treasure with care and respect and return it to you so that you can enjoy wearing it.
Should the unfortunate event of your jewellery being stolen occur, we are able to assist you efficiently and timeously. We will help you provide quotes for insurance purposes as well as replace your treasured item.