Throughout a long and successful career, Sergio has accumulated a thorough knowledge of signatures, makers' marks, and warranties. His passion for jewellery and elegance, coupled with the skills of a master craftsman, allow him to affect jewellery repairs and restore any piece to its original excellence while respecting the style and workmanship of the creator.
Sergio's talent and experience are invaluable when it comes to jewellery repairs: returning jewellery to its optimum state, whether the piece had been created by a renowned jeweller or a more modest artisan. Whatever type of jewellery – whatever its age or provenance – he is able to determine the nature of the problem and repair the damage.
Thoroughly familiar with different methods of jewellery production, as well as being an expert on gold and precious stones, Sergio can choose the techniques of jewellery repair best suited to your piece, while avoiding the potential pitfalls.
In his workshop at Oritalia, Sergio has an extensive collection of artisan tools that he can bring into play when it comes to jewellery repairs. To restore a piece to its original value, he uses the same tools as the jeweller who made the object. Thanks to his long career, during which he has mastered different types of production, he can also follow the same processes that originally produced the piece. He can thus avoid changing the shape or quality of a piece of jewellery that you want to restore.
Sometimes, clients want to alter a piece of jewellery that is not otherwise damaged. For instance, a certain actor came to Sergio to ask that he solder a gold neck chain such that it could never be removed. In this case, Sergio had to “operate” on the neck chain while it was being worn by its owner, taking great care of the neck while respecting the jewellery – all the more so, since it would forever be on view. The actor, Michael Douglas, continues to wear Sergio's handiwork around his neck – a tribute from one talent to another.