Jewelry usually means a lot to the person who owns it, even if it's not worth a lot of money. The problem is that wearing pieces a lot puts them at risk for breakage and other types of damage. When these things happen, consumers should be aware that they don't have to simply discard precious items or hang onto them without wearing them anymore. Thankfully, there are local jewelry repair shops ready to help you get your items back into wearable condition. Among the most common items that repair stores fix are watches. Their batteries tend to run out, their faces get scratched, their bands break, or they stop working because of internal issues. Your local jewelry repair shop will be able to replace a broken band or battery, fix any technical problems, or get you a new watch face. If they can't do any of these things for some reason, then they will probably be able to order parts for you or recommend another repair shop. Should you decide to simply buy another watch, they'll be able to take care of that for you, too, because almost no shop performs repairs only without selling new items as well. They can alter your ring's size and remount a stone that seems to be coming loose or replace one that has already fallen off. Necklace chains tend to break and pearls need to be restrung; your local jewelry repair shop can perform either of these tasks.