9 E First St, Hinsdale IL 60521, 312-854-3056
Whether your jewelry is a family heirloom or a recent purchase, our staff will handle your cherished treasure with the upmost of care and diligence. Only the highest standards of workmanship are applied at Karat Jewelry Group. Our craftsmen combine traditional methods with state-of-the-art technology on-site to ensure a service second to none. We are more than delighted to ensure that you get receive a world-class service for your rings, chains, necklaces, pendants and more.
Laser welding is a state-of-the-art alternative to solder torch work. Karat Jewelry Group has access on-site to a new generation laser welding apparatus. Laser welding minimizes the risk to your cherished keepsake. While conventional open flame jewelry torching is also an important technique, it requires that your ring, chain, necklace, or pendant is heated to metal melting point such being 1200-1700 ºF for gold and 1700-2300 ºF for platinum. Such heat exposure can crack or cause color changes even in the most heat resistant diamonds.
Laser welding reconfigures the molecular structure of either similar and/or dissimilar metals at the point of welding, allowing the two common metals to become one. Jewelry laser welders can be used to fill porosity, re-tip platinum or gold prong settings, repair bezel settings, repair and resize rings and bracelets without removing stones. Such can also be used to correct manufacturing and even previously "unrepairable" defects without applying heat to your jewelry.
At Karat Jewelry Group, our jewelers are European trained and have proudly come from generations of talent, combining the most current technology such as laser welding with the ageless traditions of jewelry craft to ensure that you won't be disappointed.