To shorten an item, the jeweler simply measures how many inches need to be removed from one area of the item. Next, they take out that portion and then reattach the clasp end to the rest of the necklace or bracelet that’s been shortened.
How much does it cost to have a necklace shortened?
To shorten a regular chain, the service is around $30-35. For thick chains in Cuban, curb, or Figaro style, the jeweler has to spend more time and labor to remove the links, so expect a corresponding increase of $20 or more in price.
Can you add length to a rope chain?
If you have a chain that you love that could do with being a little longer, the answer is to buy an extension or extender chain. This is a short length of chain, often between 4cm and 8cm, which can be attached to any existing chain via a jump ring. This then increases the overall measurement giving you more options.
How do you break a chain necklace?
To cut small chains, such as necklace chains, you need small pliers that can cut through metal. These are often called “nippers,” or wire cutters. Small pliers such as this can be found at any home improvement or craft supply store. If you are just cutting chain one time, use whatever small pliers you have.
What is a necklace converter?
Necklace Converters. Item PS145R. Our Necklace Converter allows you to vary the shape and size of necklaces, turn them into bracelets, and even convert them into an eyeglass lanyard!