Just launched our inlay jewelry repair website!

Damaged inlay ring

Inlay ring in need of repair!


We just launched our inlay jewelry repair website!  After years of doing inlay repairs on our jewelry and many other jewelers’ inlay work, we thought it was time to start promoting our services. Here is a little information from the new inlay jewelry repair site. 

Mark Hileman of The Hileman Collection and Hileman Silver Jewelry has been creating and repairing inlay jewelry since 1974. We specialize in the repair of Australian opal inlay jewelry, but can repair your turquoise, lapis, coral, sugilite, onyx, chrysoprase and dinosaur bone inlay jewelry as well. We are experts in the lapidary field and can repair and restore most jewelry to like new condition. We do inlay repair work on all the major inlay jewelry manufacturers such as Kabana, Nagalle, John Bagley, Mark Hileman and many others. We also offer laser welding services such as inlay ring sizing, earring post replacement and other repair work that can’t be done through conventional soldering methods. We offer all of our services to the jewelry trade and directly to the consumer as well. 

Check out our new inlay jewelry repair site at http://www.inlayjewelryrepair.com or read more about Mark Hileman and Hileman Jewelry at www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com and www.TheHilemanCollection.com


Continue reading


Get your inlay jewelry repaired ASAP!


Repaired Australian opal ring.

After repairs

Before restoration


Eventually everyone will need repairs done to their jewelry, whether the damage is from everyday wear and tear or from a one time accident. The important thing is to get your jewelry repaired as soon as possible. Wearing your jewelry in a damaged state, especially inlaid jewelry, will only lead to bigger and more expensive repairs or stone loss. Once an inlaid stone has a crack in it, water or other liquids can seep through the crack to the epoxy. The epoxy is the only thing holding the stones securely in the mounting. Water or other chemicals may affect the bond between the stone and the mounting, allowing some or all of the stones to fall out.  Prongs  should be checked yearly to make sure they are not worn or bent, possibly resulting in stones coming loose.
Closely inspect your jewelry on a regular basis. If your eyesight is not what it used to be, buy a magnifying glass or take it in to a local jeweler and have them take a look at it under magnification. If your inlay needs repair, we suggest returning it to Hileman Jewelry for repairs. We have the materials to match your piece and the lapidary expertise to make your repaired piece of jewelry look like new again. We refinish all Hileman Jewelry at no charge other than shipping and insurance costs and replace cracked or missing pieces at a very reasonable price.  Contact us about getting your jewelry repaired today!