We offer fine jewelry repair in silver, gold, and platinum. We have a laser welder on premise for more flexibility to go along with traditional methods. From basic repairs to custom design work, we have been a trusted jeweler for thirty years. Price quotes can be given at time of drop off in most cases. Ring sizing usually runs $60 to $75 in 14k. Basic chain repair usually runs $25 and chain or bracelet repair usually run $35-$45. Many of the repairs are done in-store and some are done at our workshop. In most cases general repairs take 7 to 10 days.
Most of the common repairs are done in the store.
Watch band adjustments can be made on most watches while you wait, $10 each.
Silver Cleaning Tips: We do sell polishing cloths, but the following works well in most situations (be carefull not to use on delicate stones):
-Line the bottom of the sink or a glass baking dish with a sheet of aluminum foil. Shiny side up.
-Fill the foil-lined container with steaming hot water. Enough to cover everything (1” for example)
-Add a couple of teaspoons of baking soda to the hot water
-Put the silver items into the container so that they are touching each other and resting on the foil. You will be able to watch the tarnish disappear.
-Leave heavily tarnished items in the solution for as long as 5 minutes. Otherwise, remove the silver when it appears clean. You may notice a sulfur smell which is normal.
-Rinse the silver with water and gently buff it dry with a soft towel.
-Ideally, you should store your silver in a low-humidity environment. You can place a container of activated charcoal or a piece of chalk in the storage area to minimize future tarnish.
*If this procedure didn’t work as well as it should on stubborn tarnish; repeat all the steps using new foil and ingredients, but this time try adding a teaspoon of salt as well as the baking soda.
Tips: Use care when polishing or dipping silver plated items. It is easy to wear away the thin layer of silver and cause more harm than good through over cleaning. Minimize exposing your silver to substances which contain chlorine or sulfur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool) as the sulfur will cause corrosion. Using your silver flatware / hollowware or wearing silver jewelry helps to keep it free from tarnish.
What You Need: Sink or glass pan, Hot water, Baking soda, Salt, Aluminum foil, Tarnished silver