Introduction

More often than not, necklaces brake. No matter how old or how valuable, the most common breakage occurs when the jump ring slit gets pulled apart and the chain slips out. However, this is an easy fix!

Parts

Image 1/1: Figure A: The jump ring is located on one end of the necklace.
  • Look closely at where the necklace chain came apart. You will see a split ring, otherwise known as a jump ring.

  • Figure A: The jump ring is located on one end of the necklace.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pull on the ends of the jump ring until the opening is large enough to accommodate one of the chain links. Image 2/2: Warning: Do not separate the jump ring ends too far apart, otherwise damage to the jump ring may occur.
  • Figures B and C: While holding the needle nose pliers in one hand, clamp onto one end of the jump ring and hold on to the other end with your thumb and index finger.

  • Carefully pull on the ends of the jump ring until the opening is large enough to accommodate one of the chain links.

  • Warning: Do not separate the jump ring ends too far apart, otherwise damage to the jump ring may occur.

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Image 1/2: Figures D and E: While holding the jump ring in one hand and the end of the necklace in your other hand, proceed to loop the chain into the opened jump ring. Image 2/2: Figures D and E: While holding the jump ring in one hand and the end of the necklace in your other hand, proceed to loop the chain into the opened jump ring.
  • Now that the jump ring opening is separated, you can reattach the chain. Find the end of the chain that had detached from the necklace.

  • Figures D and E: While holding the jump ring in one hand and the end of the necklace in your other hand, proceed to loop the chain into the opened jump ring.

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Image 1/1: Carefully close the opening of the jump ring.
  • Figure F: Using similar methods from Step 2 Figure C, clamp onto one end of the jump ring slit with your pliers and hold on to the other end with your thumb and index finger.

  • Carefully close the opening of the jump ring.

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Image 1/2: Refer to Figure H for finished assembly. Image 2/2: Refer to Figure H for finished assembly.
  • Figure G: It is time to close the jump ring. With your pliers, clamp on both ends of the jump ring and push together so the two ends of the jump ring slightly overlap.

  • Refer to Figure H for finished assembly.

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Conclusion

To make sure the necklace is correctly reattached, gently pull on the chain. The jump ring should be firmly closed as to prevent the chain from slipping off the jump ring.

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