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5 Tips for Choosing a Jewelry Repair Shop

Earrings with a stone on the table, surrounded by jewelry repair tools

Do you have a too-tight or too-loose ring tucked away in your jewelry box? What about a necklace or bracelet with a broken clasp? Are your earrings missing a stone? Or does your watch need a battery? Expert jewelry repair services can revive your beloved pieces so that you can enjoy them once again.

When searching for a jewelry repair shop near you, don’t trust your precious valuables to just anyone. Instead, look for an experienced, honest, and reputable local jeweler. One who is knowledgeable and will take the time to talk with you about the repairs that need to be done so you are comfortable leaving the item with them.

So, how will you know which local jewelry repair shop to choose? Continue reading to find out.

How to Choose a Jewelry Repair Shop?

Before choosing a jewelry repair shop, consider these five tips to ensure they’re following the industry’s best practices:

1. Ask for free and detailed estimates.

You should never have to pay for a jewelry repair estimate, so ensure that your local jeweler gives you one for free, including a detailed explanation of the repairs they intend to make. That way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the final product will match your vision. When you drop off your jewelry or watch at our shop, we’ll inspect your piece(s) and prepare free estimates complete with specific repair descriptions to ensure that we’re on the same page.

2. Keep in mind that the cheapest doesn’t always equate to the best quality.

While it’s always a good idea to ensure that you’re getting a fair price for any jewelry repair service, rock-bottom cheap is not always the best choice. For instance, an estimate that is significantly lower than the others might mean that the jeweler is cutting corners – and that could cost you more in the long run. Instead, go with an expert with the knowledge, tools, and expertise to make the repairs at an affordable cost.

3. Ensure that the work will be completed promptly.

Just as important as getting the job done right and affordable, it’s also a good idea to look for a local jewelry repair shop that can complete your repairs within a reasonable timeframe. So, how long can you expect a repair to take? We can make some types of repairs while you wait. If more time is needed, we strive to complete most jewelry repair jobs within one to two weeks and watch repair within three to four weeks. If your repair is time-sensitive, ask us about our rush repair options.

4. Confirm that your jewelry will be insured while in their possession.

Our next tip is to confirm that the local jeweler you choose will insure your jewelry while it’s in their possession. This best practice helps protect you in the unlikely case of damage or theft during the repair process. In addition to insuring your jewelry while it’s under our roof, we also provide a detailed description and picture of your item, so you can be assured that you’ll receive the correct item upon completion.

5. Require that your items are hand-delivered, not shipped.

Finally, choose a jewelry repair shop near you that will hand-deliver your items instead of shipping them to protect your valuables against loss or damage during transit. For added security, we always hand-deliver all our repairs to our shop – and never ship.

Our Jewelry Repair Services

Under the direction of a graduate gemologist Greg Glemser, our full suite expert jewelry repair services include:

  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Ring, necklace, and bracelet resizing
  • Stone tightening
  • Pearl or bead restringing
  • Gemstone replacement
  • Chain or clasp repair
  • Bangle and bracelet hinge repair
  • Ring or bangle crack soldering
  • Watch repair and battery replacement

As a family-owned business in the Doylestown, PA area for over 10 years, we’re proud to be a local jewelry repair shop you can depend on for timely, trustworthy, and quality service. We’d love the opportunity to restore your precious keepsakes. Request an appointment online or contact us to learn more about what you can expect from our expert jewelry repair services.

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