The principles of the circular economy and reducing our footprint on the environment are built into Signet’s business model. Each year, millions of pieces of jewelry pass through our hands. We extend the life of every piece of jewelry we touch with sustainability in mind.

Services like jewelry care and repair as well as diamond jewelry trade-in programs enable customers to express their love for others and themselves while knowing that most parts of the jewelry in our care is reused, resold, or repurposed. We offer programs that help our customers cherish their jewelry for a lifetime of enjoyment customers can pass on to future generations as heirlooms. .

Aligned with Signet’s commitment to contributing to a circular economy, we attempt to reuse every component from trade-in jewelry, including the ‘diamond dust.’ Signet maintains close working relationships with multiple refineries to both purchase and sell precious metals. These relationships enable to us recirculate precious metals through the economy.



Services Offered to Extend the Lifecycle of Jewelry

1. Worry-Free Wear Lifetime Protection

Signet offers a number guarantees and programs to allow customers to maintain and enjoy their jewelry.

Lifetime Diamond and Gemstone Guarantee

Signet guarantees our diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald gemstone jewelry for a lifetime. Signet authorized jewelry professionals will inspect and document their findings, and fix any problems they find, and with no cost to the consumer.  Signet will replace, at no cost to the customer, - any diamond, emerald, ruby, or sapphire covered by this Guarantee if it chips, breaks, or is lost from its original setting during normal wear. Customers must have their diamond and/or gemstone inspected every six months by an authorized representative at a Signet banner. In addition, all necessary repairs must be completed by Signet representatives. 


Lifetime Diamond Trade-In Policy

Signet takes in thousands of pieces of jewelry each year through our trade-in programs. We restock loose diamonds and send them to our in-store design centers, where they are available to our jewelers to incorporate into new designs. We send precious metals to refineries where they can be repurposed and recirculated through the economy.

Learn about our diamond jewelry trade-in programs.


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Extended Service Agreements

 Signet banners offer Protection Plans under different names, all of which provide service a lifetime of service for a one-time cost. At the time of purchase to allow customers an affordable option to keep their jewelry in good repair and remove barriers to repair. Signet also offers extended warranties after purchase and after repair. Digital capabilities now allow customers to purchase protection plans online for past jewelry purchases.


2. Jewelry Care and Repair Services

Jewelry care and repair services are offered to customers on all jewelry, not just jewelry purchased at Signet banners. Signet is the nation’s largest provider of jewelry repair services. In an average year, our more than 1,400 expert jewelers repair, restore and fix 4 - 5 million pieces of jewelry. Our jewelry care and repair services include:

  • Ring sizing — right-size the ring to ensure the best comfort and fit
  • Prong/Stone tightening — use existing metal to tighten the stone in a non-prong setting.
  • Stone resetting — reset diamonds and gemstones into an existing setting.
  • Repair damaged setting — repair the part of the jewelry that includes only the central gem, typically the “head” and “shoulders” of a ring.
  • Refinish and polish — properly clean the jewelry and polish to restore the beautiful luster.
  • Repair damaged earring backs — repair or replacement of earring back and post.
  • Repair clasp — repair of the spring-loaded round jewelry clasp
  • Re-tip prongs — rebuilding of damaged or worn prongs.
  • Rhodium finish — ring is dipped in rhodium for a crisp, extra shiny look.


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Jewelry Reimagining and Custom Design Services

Our artisans assist customers in creating new pieces of jewelry from early concepts to beautiful, unique finished pieces. Our skilled jewelers allow customers to design jewelry from scratch, reimagine family heirlooms, redesign out-of-date pieces and transform worn or broken jewelry.

Learn how the Jared Foundry leads the industry in custom jewelry design.



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Jewelry Rental Subscriptions

One of Signet’s banners, Rocksbox, specializes in jewelry rental subscriptions so sustainability-conscious customers can make choices in line with their values by renting jewelry.

Learn more about how Rocksbox offers access to the ultimate jewelry collection.



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Merchandise Leveraging Reclaimed Gold and Repurposed Diamonds

The Remixed Reimagined line at Zales breathes new, contemporary life into reclaimed gold and repurposed diamonds. The collection features fashion-forward options like layered necklaces, rings, ear crawlers and hoops.




zales remized reimagined recycyled gold


Customer Gold Exchange Programs

Signet offers customers secure and convenient options for recycling gold and platinum. As one example, Kay Jewelers’ Gold Exchange program allows customers to sell their used, unwanted gold and platinum jewelry to give the materials new life and make some extra cash.




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