As an important part of her extensive practical training, Erica has completed many repair and restoration projects. They form a key aspect of her work alongside commissions and developing collections.
Ranging from simple ring re-sizing to more complex restorations; replacing worn settings to creating replicas, or developing completely new pieces from original materials – Repair and restoration assignments are also carried out with meticulous attention for detail, competence and the highest standards of care.
She has undertaken the restoration of some important and fascinating pieces, including items made by Fabergé and Giuliano, Castellani, and Grima. Working on behalf of prestigious museums, Erica has restored medieval jewellery and historically important pieces.
A particularly strong sense of sentiment and heritage is usually involved in restoration of jewellery. Erica approaches this element of her work with special sensitivity and a thorough understanding of the history and meaning of the jewellery and the connection to its wearer
On a practical level, she will always provide information on the cost of a repair before any work is carried out, and outline the practicalities and limitations of its use following the work, so that each customer can make an informed decision.
In addition to specific repair and restoration requests, Erica encourages new and existing customers to bring their jewellery for a ‘health check’ against wear and tear. She also offers a specialist cleaning service, if home cleaning products are not achieving the required results.