We will undertake most jewellery repairs and 95% of all work is carried out here in our workshop. Wherever possible we will turn round most work within 48 hours and if possible we will endeavor to complete your repairs sooner.
Should a job require stones or components which we don’t have to hand the work might take a little longer
We provide an alteration and re-modeling service for your jewellery. If you wish we can work with your own gold and stones to remake a tired or dated piece, even working to your own designs and ideas. Come along and let us turn your thoughts into a brand new wearable piece. If you wish to modernize any jewellery you own, we can provide mounts without stones. A popular choice at present is removing the diamonds from yellow gold pieces and transferring them to white gold or platinum.
1849 Goldsmiths can resize most types of rings, from plain wedding band to those with stones set. We cater for all metal types and can resize gold, silver, platinum and more. Rings can be resized up or down multiple sizes, and our white gold ring resizing service comes with complimentary rhodium plating. As with our jewellery repairs we aim to complete the resize within 48 hours.
When it comes to pricing for ring resizing, as no ring is the same, it is difficult to give a set price here on the website, the type of metal and difficulty of the job will determine the finished price. To give you an idea for a piece such as a wedding or engagement ring we will work to a starting price, for example to make the ring smaller in Silver would be £20, 9ct Yellow Gold £35, 9ct White Gold £40, 18ct Yellow Gold £40, 18ct White Gold £45, Palladium £50 and Platinum £50.
If we have to make the ring larger it will be the same starting price plus the cost of the precious metal we have to add. All prices include a full clean and polish, to bring back the original finish. White Gold prices also include Rhodium Plating.
At 1849 Goldsmiths, we can offer you an in-house clean and polish service, during the process we will check all the settings for wear or damage bringing your jewellery back to a brand new finish with the same shine and sparkle as the first day you received them.
The ring cleaning and settings check may be able to be carried out while you wait but this is dependent on the condition of your jewellery and our workload at the time, but certainly we will endeavor to return your items within 24 hours.
Rhodium is a rare metal which is related to the platinum family. It is much rarer and more expensive than gold and is known to have a white, mirror like colour, this is often used as a final finish to standard white gold. After a time as this wears off it will reveal the true colour of the white gold underneath. We will re-polish the piece and re-plate with new rhodium.
Gary done an excellent job when reducing the size of my engagement ring. It is a plane platinum band with a single diamond - you can’t even notice the cut. It only cost £35 and I received the ring on the same day. Very happy! I would recommend 1849 at Whitefield.
I had a necklace made from two old rings of my mum's, by another jeweller. I was extremely unhappy with the end result and the standard of workmanship. I found 1849 Goldsmiths whilst researching jewellery repairs. I contacted Keith and asked if he'd have a look at the necklace for me. He suggested some minor alterations / improvements and I now have a beautiful necklace and I am thrilled to bits with what Keith has done. His workmanship is first class. I only wish I'd gone to him in the first place. Thanks so much Keith. I would highly recommend 1849 Goldsmiths. B.C. Heald Green
1849 was the first goldsmith we found on Google which we thought would do exactly what we wanted. We took some old pieces of gold and showed Keith some ideas. He created a wonderful pair of 22 carat gold rings with diamond studs set into them. They are simply fantastic. Great design, character and quality. We are delighted with them.
I visited 1849 Goldsmiths for a bespoke wedding ring made up from 2 rings that were my grandparents. I spoke with Keith and showed him an image that I had seen on the net. Keith explained the whole process, showed me designs and also guided me on what would work with the design I had in mind. I decided what I wanted and left my 2 rings with Keith. I received a phone call sooner than I thought to say my ring was ready. I went to collect it and could never of imagined it would look this good. The ring is amazing, thank you Keith. There was even some gold left over which I will be returning to have a ring made for my daughter. Thank you.
I visited 1849 Goldsmiths with my white-gold wedding ring/engagement ring and eternity ring. I was not happy with the upkeep of white gold (I didn't want the hassle of regular dipping to stop them looking yellow) so initially asked if Keith could just re-make all three in platinum. Instead Keith gave me the option of combining my engagement and eternity rings into one fabulous bespoke design in platinum and I love it! He is now in the process of making a wedding band shaped to fit snugly next to it, cant wait to see the end results. Highly recommended
1849 was recommended by a friend from work. Right from the start, Keith was very attentive to my needs. He made careful suggestions and was very good at working my ideas into the design of the ring. I particularly appreciate his patience in putting up with my incessant questions and stubborness to keep the engagement a surprise (who doesn't love an engagement in Paris though)! The finished engagement ring is absolutely beautiful (solitaire diamond platinum ring). My now fiancee has commented a number of times that she couldn't have designed a more perfect ring herself. For this reason, I'm really glad I made the decision not to buy the ring from the internet. I believe Keith's consultative approach - which obviously cannot be emulated online - was one of the major reasons why the finished product is so personal and therefore so brilliant. It's also extremely affordable when compared to high street prices. We will definitely be going back for our wedding rings. Many thanks Keith!
Contact 1849 Goldsmiths today for all of your jewellery service needs including manufacture, design, repair, or restoration.
We are easy to find just north of Manchester city centre, right by Junction 17 of the M60 motorway if you are coming from further afield.
The Metrolink system serves us well with the Besses O’th the Barn station on the Bury line only 2 minutes walk away.
Parking is freely available at the side of the workshop.
Our hours are usually 9.30 am until 4.45pm Monday to Friday and until 1.00pm on most Saturday’s (please call ahead for Saturday) Closed Sunday.
86, Bury Old Road
Manchester, M45 6TQ
Phone: 0161 798 5050