In our workshop in Eindhoven, our master goldsmiths can also shorten or lengthen gold bracelets or silver bracelets. Because the variety of bracelets in existence is virtually endless, there is no single solution for resizing every bracelet.
Yes, in our workshop in Eindhoven we can shorten many different types of bracelets.
For reference: we usually charge €10,- for shortening a small, solid silver chain bracelet and for shortening a small 14k gold chain bracelet usually between €15,- and €25,- . If links are bigger or hollow, and/or if there are other complications, the price will increase.
Since prices can vary, we always make a quotation in advance!
Increasing bracelet length?
Making a bracelet longer is usually a little harder than shortening it. For example; if a link bracelet needs extra length, more links must be added. But since there are countless variations in links, there is only a very small chance that exactly the same links are in stock, or can even be ordered. Therefore we often look for solutions such as adding an extra round link near the closure or changing to a different type of lock to gain some length. In general, therefore, shortening a bracelet is easier than lengthening a bracelet.
Obviously, there are several possible complications when resizing bracelets. Including but not limited to; presence of precious stones that are sensitive to temperature or tention changes, hollow links that make soldering more difficult, the presence of a rhodium or gold coating, tin solder on the bracelet, etc.
In some cases, like with most bangle bracelets, resizing is simply not possible.