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Something Old: Restoration and Repair, Cleaning, Heirlooms

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Silver Sixpence in Your Shoe.

If you are looking to stick with the traditional notion of something old and something new - we have some ideas for the something old.

  1. Borrow an old Handkerchief from a Grandparent - covering something old and something borrowed.
  2. Remember loved ones who have passed with something symbolic - a photo, a charm and have it woven into your dress or bridal bouquet
  3. An old wedding car - Make your transport for the day a vintage car - there are some beautiful old vehicles on offer to hire for the day. This is also a great task for your groom - a way to keep him involved!

If you decide your something old will be a piece of jewellery we offer a range of Bridal services that are designed to get you wedding day ready. We are here to help you prepare your jewellery for your special day. That might involve cleaning your engagement ring, or helping you to repair a special heirloom that you would like to wear on the day.


Edwardian Diamond Pendant

Repair and Restoration

Is your bridal outfit featuring something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue? If so, your something old or borrowed might need a loving touch up so that it looks its best. Quite often, one or more of these traditional accompaniments are beautiful heirlooms set aside just for such an occasion. We offer full restoration services for priceless family treasures, breathing new life into your fine jewellery. Why not restore your precious heirloom to its former glory in time for your special day?


Antique Diamond Earrings

Our workshop, with its expertly trained assessors, will make a comprehensive assessment of your item. We will then provide you with a report on the condition of the piece and a price and time frame for any recommended work. Services we offer include but are not limited to:

  • Gemstone polishing
  • Chain soldering
  • Claw re-tipping
  • Full restoration of rings
  • Lost gemstone replacement
  • Pearl cleaning
  • Pearl strand rethreading
  • Ring resizing and rhodium plating

Staff Tip:

“I wore a family jewellery heirloom on my wedding day. A diamond ring which was made by my Grandfather and Dad had held onto for many years just for this occasion. We cleaned up the ring and gave it a rhodium plate and it looked just as good as new next to my engagement and wedding rings on the day. It was a lovely sentimental addition to my wedding outfit” - Jess

If you would like to know more about our Bridal Services, you can book a consultation with us today, or if you are passing either of our Adelaide boutiques you can pop in for a chat at any time.


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Gerard McCabe Jewellers are the specialists in diamond engagement rings and wedding rings in Adelaide.

We create beautiful ladies wedding rings, men’s wedding rings, classic engagement rings and dress ring designs.

We can create bespoke tailored rings to fit your specifications. So pop into one of our jewellery stores in Adelaide for your dream ring consultation.