How Can a Professional Help You Replicate Missing Earrings?

How Can a Professional Help You Replicate Missing Earrings?

One of the worst feelings in the world is when you get home from a night on the town and realize one of your earrings is missing. Or maybe you spent the day on the beach and reached up to feel an empty earlobe, or you’re unpacking from a trip and realize you haven’t seen both pieces of your favorite set of earrings since Italy, and now you can’t find one of them.

No matter the circumstances, that horrible, sinking feeling of losing a treasured piece of jewelry is one most people can relate to. Jewelry is often more than just fancy baubles to enhance an outfit. It can have intense sentimental value and be tied closely to special memories, whether they are of the person who gave it as a present, the special events attended while wearing the piece, or simply seeing the same set of earrings sitting on your dresser as the years go by.

The good news: jewelry professionals, like our team at Quick Jewelry Repairs, can actually duplicate lost or missing jewelry, and earrings are some of the easiest pieces to replicate. If you still have the other half of the incomplete set, many jewelers and custom jewelry makers can replicate missing earrings based off their double. Even if you lost both of the earrings, replacements can often be made based on descriptions, photographs where you were wearing the missing pieces, and even insurance claims for really high end pieces. Check out more below:

How Can a Professional Help You Replicate Missing Earrings?

How Can a Professional Help You Replicate Missing Earrings?

How Does It Work?

The actual process of replicating jewelry will vary depending on which artist or company you are working with, but there are a few steps that most designers follow to a certain extent when it comes to replacing your missing earrings:

1. Get a Consultation

If you are working with a really good designer, this step is actually a process that should continue throughout the entirety of the project. Ideally, you should be working with the professional not just on the initial consultation, but also in several stages as they select the materials, design the replacement, and craft the missing pieces. In any case, consultation will always be the first step and can include anything from emailing pictures and descriptions of the jewelry to sitting down in person with the jeweler to talk about the design. Then, you can mail in the piece that you would like to have replicated, if you still have one of the originals to go off of. You will also go over the most minute details of the piece such as size and shape of any stones, engravings, special metal mixes and any specific characteristics you want included in the replacements.

2. Price Agreement

Before beginning work on your piece, the jeweler should give you a cost estimate. Most consultations are free, and will give you a chance to see what the artist thinks they can do to replicate your piece of jewelry. Shopping around for the best quality of work for the most affordable price is always a good idea. Keep in mind, however, that fine craftsmanship isn’t cheap, and most people don’t go through the process of getting a specific piece of jewelry recreated unless it’s valuable, which often means working with precious metals and stones. Even if the value is sentimental, custom work from a skilled artisan can be costly. Don’t be discouraged from the process though, the feeling of having your special piece replaced and being able to wear that set of earrings again will make the cost more than worthwhile. Additionally, quality work will often last a life time, so it’s better to pay a little more now to have a complete earring set back that will last for decades to come.

earring-duplication

An example of an earring duplication order, complete with price breakdown

3. Design

Depending on the nature of the piece being replaced, most craftsmen will start by casting a mold based off the duplicate earring, a sketch, or CAD (computer-aided design) software. CAD models are designed in a special computer program that allows professionals to create 2D sketches and 3D models. This kind of program is typically used by architects to render building models, but jewelers can use the same technology to create a finely detailed model to create your missing earrings from. If the earring design isn’t something that can be replicated in a mold, some jewelers will handcraft the metal using the models as a reference point.

4. Crafting and Polishing

Once the design is settled on and both you and the crafter are happy, the next step is the actual making of the piece. As mentioned before, this can involve casting through molds or hand crafting metals. Any stones involved in the piece will also be carefully selected and cut to match the originals. Fine jewelers can work with just about any precious stone to replicate the look and feel of the original, right down to the color, clarity, cut, and even the particular hue of the stone. Even pearls can be carefully selected, shaped, and polished to match the look and feel of the original piece. Once the earring is replicated, the jeweler will add in any small details such as engravings or fine designs and will polish the piece so it’s ready to go!

earring replication pearl and diamond yellow gold before and after

5. Satisfaction

New pieces of jewelry will often look different than older ones. If you’re replacing an earring that is part of an older set, keep in mind that it may take a while for the new piece to gain the same weathered quality as the original. Jewelers can, of course, clean and polish any old pieces of jewelry to minimize this effect. Other than the passage of time though, skilled craftsmen can control virtually every aspect of the design and creation process, and the best ones will offer a satisfaction guaranteed pledge. This means that if you aren’t happy with the product, they will keep working with you until you are. Given the high level of craftsmanship available these days you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a replacement earring you can be proud of.

Losing an earring can be an awful feeling, especially if it is from a favorite set or had sentimental value. But thanks to today’s advanced technology, highly skilled jewelers are able to replicate missing earrings so closely it can be hard to tell the replacement from the original! So if you find yourself missing an earring, start looking into local jewelry stores and independent craftsmen who do custom work. Chances are, with a little research and some collaboration, you will find an artisan willing and able to recreate your missing piece so closely it will be like you never lost it!

Do you have a favorite earring that has gone missing? Start the process of getting your matching earring back below! Please note that all custom creation orders start at a minimum of $200.

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Leeann

I’ve lost a favourite earring. Sterling silver. I’ve one left and would love a new pair made

Is this possible

Quick Jewelry Repairs

Leeann, yessss!

Send a picture of the earring you still have to support@quickjewelryrepairs.com and we will get you set up the right way ?

Adri

Hello, I have lost my 18k rose gold diamond earring. How much roughly will it cost?

Quick Jewelry Repairs

Hi Adri,

Please email us at support@quickjewelryrepairs.com with a picture to see what we can do, thank you!

Ainsley Holliday

Can you replicate dangle earrings?

Annabelle

We sure can! Just send us a pic or the actual item.

Carolina d'Arbelles-Valle

Can you replicate a pearl earring? even if the pearl isn’t real?

Annabelle

Hi there,

We can definitely replicate pearl earrings! However, we only deal with cultured and natural pearls. If you’re looking to get a pearl earring duplicated, we can easily source a pearl for you that’ll fit your budget (and even replace the fake pearls, if you want!)

Jade Ahlstedt

I’ve lost a 14 karat gold small hoop, and I’m unable to take a picture at the moment. Roughly how much will it cost?

Annabelle

Hi Jade,

Thanks for your interest. I’ve sent you an email 🙂

Sierra

I have an earring that was handed down from my grandmother and it’s gold and emerald. It’s somewhat complicated and idk if it could be replicated but what would the cost be?

Annabelle

Hi Sierra,

We’ve sent you an email in regards to this 🙂

laura

Hi my name is Laura and i am reaching out to you today in regards to replacing one of my lost earrings. I was playing with my nephew and dropped it while hugging and spinning him. I didn’t realize until 30 mins later when i grabbed my earlobe because i am always feeling for it that it wasn’t on me anymore. I dont want to have to buy new ones as for these were very sentimental to me. Please help ! how much do you charge and is it a real replica? i just want to replace my beautiful earring

Annabelle

Hi Laura,

We’ve responded to your email! Please take a look 🙂

Kiaralis Rodriguez

Hello,

I’ve lost my favorite earring. I’ve one left and would love a new pair made or have one made in the same color and design. Let me know if this is possible and how much.

Annabelle

Hi Kiaralis,

We’ve sent you an email! Please check 🙂

Robin

Hi have you received Robin Prather’s earring photos

Annabelle

Hi Robin,

We did receive your photos and responded via email; please check and let us know if you got our response.

Thank you!

Gal

This might be a Nono. But can you replicate a missing earring but use CZ? I can’t afford to remake it with diamonds unfortunately

Annabelle

Hi there,

We can definitely use CZ! We’ve emailed you in regards to this replication.

Katrina

Hi! I lost a gold hoop earring, how much will it cost? And do you do international services? I’m all the way in the Philippines 🙂

Annabelle

Hi Katrina,

Thanks for your interest in our earring replication service! We’ve sent you an email 🙂

Christina

Can you make a replica of a silver earring?

Annabelle

Hi Christina,

Yes we can! We’ve emailed you in regards to our earring duplication service.

Sandy

Can you duplicate costume jewelry earrings?

Annabelle

Hi Sandy,

We can duplicate costume jewelry earrings but in fine metal such as sterling silver, gold, and platinum, not base metals such as the original material or brass/copper/bronze.

Kaitlyn

Hey so I just submitted a thing for my ear ring. I lost one of them. It was a white gold diamond earring a stud. I sent in my information it’s not going to charge me or send me bill before I’ve talked to someone? And I just need one not both.

Annabelle

Hi Kaitlyn,

You’ve only submitted a form to get an evaluation for earring duplication. You will not be charged or sent a bill, as there is no service being performed.

Gema

I have lost an earring! Really old/beautiful design it was my mother’s before me. I want an estimate on the cost thanks

Annabelle

Hi Gema, the cost for the earring depends on the design and materials needed to create it. We’ve sent you an email for more details 🙂

Valentina Reitano

I have an earring made with a black diamond is it possible for you to recreate it

Annabelle

Hi Valentina,

Absolutely! We’ve sent you an email 🙂

Ronetta

I want a duplicate earrings made asap

Selene

Hi, I’ve had a pair of earrings since I was very young. Gold baby hoops. Ive lost one of the two and have not had any luck finding earrings close to my pair. How much would a replacement cost? The hoop is about the size of a dime.

Catherine

Hi there, please send a picture of your hoop to Info@quickjewelryrepairs.com for further details on replication!

shirley robertson

I lost an earring can you make one to match one i still have

Catherine

Hi Shirley, please email us a picture of the earring you’d like to duplicate to info@quickjewelryrepairs.com 🙂

Mira

I’ve lost one of my small hoop earrings and they are very important to me but I don’t know if they are real gold and diamonds tho, please help me 😭

Catherine

Hi there, please email a picture of your piece to info@quickjewelryrepairs.com for further details! Thank you!

Tandra Bentley

My grandmother passed away the day after Mother’s Day this year . I found a pair of her earrings and one pin was broken and I want to wear the set . It’s a simple design in 10k gold , no stones or diamonds but the earrings means soo much to me because they belonged to her , do you think it could be recreated?

Catherine

Thanks for reaching out to Quick Jewelry Repairs! We can definitely help recreate your piece but we must provide a quote for replication before we can move forward . A quote costs $10 and with that you get an estimated price for labor and materials. If you would like us to provide a quote, please fill out this link at your earliest convenience and provide as many pictures and angles of your piece, the base metal and stones you’d like the replication to be made from and if you have any other special requests.

https://quickjewelryrepairs.com/repair/custom-made-jewelry/

Tandra Bentley

I put the broken earring in my purse wrapped in tissue to have whenever I went to the mall to see if it could be fixed and I think I Accidentally threw the tissue with the broken earring away, I’m devastated. How much do you think it would cost to replicate the missing earring?

Catherine

Thanks for reaching out to Quick Jewelry Repairs! We can definitely help recreate your piece but we must provide a quote for replication before we can move forward . A quote costs $10 and with that you get an estimated price for labor and materials. If you would like us to provide a quote, please fill out this link at your earliest convenience and provide as many pictures and angles of your piece, the base metal and stones you’d like the replication to be made from and if you have any other special requests.

https://quickjewelryrepairs.com/repair/custom-made-jewelry/

Araceli Felipe

I lost a loop silver earring with a design. Ca you replicate silver?

Catherine

Hi there, keep an eye out for an email from us!

Nataliya Kosovskaya

hello I had this earring which got broke and misplaced in my room I still have the other one can you replicate it?

Nataliya Kosovskaya

can you replicate my earring? One got lost

Catherine

Hi Nataliya, we have emailed you on how to replicate an earring!

Sheila Garcia

Hello, i just lost an earring that I liked. It’s small, simple, and they were kind of cheap, I’m pretty sure the diamonds or stones (idk what you would call them) weren’t real but they are still my favorite pair. I don’t have a lot of money so idk if I can afford an expensive replacement. I was wondering how would be the cost for an earring like this?

Catherine

Hi Shelia, we’ve sent you an email about earring replication! Looking forward to hearing from you soon 🙂

Amy

Hi! I have a dangling earring. It’s from old navy, it’s a fake gold year drop with some orange jewels on the bottom. Is this something you guys can help me with?! It’s my favorite pair.

Catherine

Hi there, what type of repairs are you looking to have done on the earring?

Maria Panaligan

Hi there, my sister lost one of her earrings and I want to get a replacement for it. I’m not really sure of the specs but I know that its very valuable as much as it is sentimental. Is this possible? Thank you

Catherine

Thanks for reaching out to Quick Jewelry Repairs! We can definitely help recreate your piece but we must provide a quote for a replication before we can proceed. A quote costs $10 and with that you get an estimated price for labor and materials.

If you would like us to provide a quote, please fill out this link at your earliest convenience and provide as many pictures and angles of your piece, the base metal and stones you’d like the replication to be made from and if you have any other special requests.

https://quickjewelryrepairs.com/repair/custom-made-jewelry/

Mia

When you replicate an earring, do you use the real product? Like genuine diamonds or real gold?

Catherine

Hi there, yes! We create the piece in whatever precious metal and stone you request

Kathryn Whitworth

I have lost a 14k gold oval earring about the size of a dime. How much will you charge to duplicate it?

Catherine

Hi there, one of our team members will reach out to you via email about earring replication!