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Old 20-09-17, 01:16 AM
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Default Cost of replacing pin on a Sweetheart?

Hi all.I would like to know if anyone has replaced the pin on a Sweetheart brooch recently and what it costs? I'm considering buying a silver brooch.Only the pin is missing,the catch & hinge are still in place. Thanks Shane
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Old 20-09-17, 02:25 AM
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I use a local guy here in Australia and he does an awesome job. generally $8-10
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Old 20-09-17, 11:04 AM
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May I suggest going through the boxes of cheap jewellery at flea markets or antique stores etc, until you find the right size pin. Then it can be used as a replacement.
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Old 20-09-17, 11:21 AM
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Hi there as said above I have often bought brooches at carboots just for the pins great idea
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Old 20-09-17, 02:23 PM
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Finding a jeweller that is reasonable is a challenge, I was lucky to find one in my home town, he charges about $10 for a pin and $20 to replace lugs. The only problem is that with enamel sweethearts the enamel may come off or discolor due to the heat from brazing the pin.
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Old 20-09-17, 02:46 PM
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A jeweller here in England wanted 40 to remove the complete pin clasp and solder on a new one. All I wanted was the hinge bar removed so that a new needle pin could be inserted, can't do that.

I have yet to find a tool for removing the small hinge bar.

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Old 21-09-17, 02:22 PM
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Marc,

Try looking at a pawn shop that deals with jewelry, they usually have a lead on someone who is able to repair items and not charge so much. An actual jeweler will always try and get premium repair prices.
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Old 21-09-17, 04:03 PM
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Marc,

Try looking at a pawn shop that deals with jewelry, they usually have a lead on someone who is able to repair items and not charge so much. An actual jeweler will always try and get premium repair prices.
I am not sure we have the old pawn shops here any more. Most are the 'Cash for your unwanted items' sort of places.

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Old 22-09-17, 02:49 AM
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Default Thanks for the help everyone!

Thanks guys for all your replies & help.Sorry about how late mine is.The old jewelry idea sounds like a really good suggestion.It will be useful for another sweetheart I've got that needs a pin.Unfortunately the one I'm considering buying still has the piece of pin broken off stuck inside the hinge,and if your correct 54Bty I'm SOL.It does look like a tough task removing something so small without breaking the whole thing off all together.Anyway,it still may be worth taking on.Thanks again to all of you for your help. Shane
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Old 22-09-17, 03:33 PM
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Send it to my shop, Ill grind that sucker off for you, no charge...

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Old 26-09-17, 01:51 AM
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Default Thanks for the offer Mike.

Hi Mike.I'd send it to you but I'm worried you'll do a hatchet job. Just kidding! Thanks for the offer.If I decide to buy the brooch I may take you up on it. Cheers Shane
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I can help you out if you want. Which country do you live in?
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