Does anyone repair or work with silver anymore?
The answer to this often asked question is, "Yes we work with all silver from inlay pieces, Yurman and Lagos pieces to your grandmother's antique server set." We wouldn't be a full service store if we didn't work on anything and everything in the jewelry industry. Here at Gem Classics we take the time to explain exactly what you need done to each piece and you can count on us to do an excellent and professional job for you. From missing inlay coral in a custom made silver bangle, cracks in a Celtic woven band to your squash blossom necklace being refurbished we can handle it. On this site view our sample photos of silver repairs done by us.
The rarest and most enduring of all in jewelry, platinum it's the most precious of all metals. Let us design and make your special gift here at Gem Classics, weather it be with the beautiful tanzanite or sparkling diamond set in a hand engraved mounting. There is no finer symbol for a lifetime of love. We also can size and repair your platinum pieces. If your shank is cracked, you need your wedding set put together or a new head to hold your precious stone, not a problem. We use a process called fussing which bonds the platinum back together to its original state leaving no seem lines in the area it was repaired.
The allure of gold has been around since the beginning of time. Countries have fought for it and built fortunes with it. In every cultureand in every time period, gold has been treasured as a precious metal through out our lives. We have a fully equipped jewelry repair shop with all the experience and tools needed for all your gold and other precious metal repairs, from broken necklaces, re-tipping prongs,sizing, stone replacement and much more. From our wide selection of finished pieces waiting for you to designing just the right item, let us help make ideas come to life and memories that will last for generations.
At Gem Classics they are very experienced and knowledgeable in the history of antiques from jewelry to your grandmothers silver coffee server. We understand the worth cost and sentimental value of any piece you in trust us with. We can repair and restructure broken or missing filigree on a 40 year old platinum dinner ring to broken handles or dents in your tea server. We can fix antique items to your specifications or give you advice as to what would work best for your repair needs.
Everyone knows what it like to buy something and is doesn't last. In costume jewelry you have to know where to buy quality that will last and get your moneys worth. We only deal with companies with high standards and good quality costume and fashion jewelry. Weather it be a silver or gold tone metal your looking for, all our piece are electroplated with a heavy vermeil coating to insure a long lasting color. The same goes for the stones inset in each fashion piece, they each look as if the costume piece is the real thing with vibrant colors and shapes.
From a beautiful strand of black pearls with a diamond pave' clasp to round turquoise beads with a tanzanite enhancer we have quite a selection for you to put together in the way you like it. If you have beads or pearls that are just not hanging the way they use to, let our experienced jewelers restring them for you from silk cord in many different colors to tigers tail cable, knotted or unknotted, we can repair your beads or pearls to there original state. Ask us about our large selection of clasp and bead and pearl enhancers to give what you have that special finishing touch.
Its mid day, you're at work (thinking about home) and a
quick glance at your watch reveals that it's been 12:49 pm for quite some
time now... several hours in fact. Time has stopped... leaving you to toil
at work for all eternity, trapped somewhere in between post-lunch indigestion
and the late afternoon rush to catch up on the day's work... This is good
science fiction material, but in reality, you're probably in need of new
In most cases, a trip to Gem Classics your local jeweler
will solve the problem with a fresh battery, installed while you wait.
Occasionally, however, your repairperson will return with your watch and
inform you that your battery is still good and has plenty of power. Then
informs you there is some other problem, which is keeping your watch from
running (or running on time). Most of these watch repairs call for a "C.O.A." (Clean,
oil, and adjustment/analysis), which is an overhaul on the movement. All
internal parts are removed, cleaned, inspected, and lubricated. This service
usually solves the problem, and has a one -year warranty on the workmanship.
All estimates are free-of-charge, and typical turnaround
time for a watch repair is two to four weeks. (Still faster than the manufacturer!)