The short answer is "NO!".
But, we do understand that this is a huge concern for many people when dropping off their jewelry for repair. The sad reality is that the jewelry business is like all other businesses, in that there are some good people and some not so good people.
So let's take a look at how you can protect yourself against this possibility. But, first, it's important to understand some things. Read More
Yesterday, a lady came into Jewelry Doctor with a list of jewelry items that had been stolen from her. Sadly, this is not uncommon. Read More
Yes... and no.
We size rings all day, every day, right here in our shop.
If a ring needs to be larger, we determine the karat (or metal type) and add that metal to the ring. We then add the appropriate solder in the process. Read More
Silver should be .995 (or 99.5%) pure silver to be considered "fine" silver. Sterling silver is .925 (or 92.5%) pure, with the balance of metals added for a variety of reasons, including hardness and workability. Read More
Do You ever see a watch online or at one of the discount stores, then see the exact same thing at a jewelry store for 2 to 3 times more? Ever wonder why? Read More
Today, pearls are regarded as both classic and contemporary, coming in many more fashionable styles than your grandmother’s traditional strand of pearls.
Learning about types of pearls is important when adding items to your jewelry collection. Read More
Chlorine (and bromine, also sometimes used in pools) as well as some other common household chemicals, such as bleaches, deep cleaners, detergents, solvents, etc., can and will affect karat gold causing a condition called stress corrosion. Read More
One of the perks to druzy stones is that they are not as expensive as big faceted gemstones and they have sparkle and great color and it can be cut into various shapes to make some very interesting, unique and beautiful jewelry. Read More
I understand that this would seem to be a simple enough request. We're in the jewelry business and deal with theses things, all day every day. Unfortunately, it's not so easy, here's the questions that need to be answered: Read More
Yes. Our laser welder allows us to repair virtually any metal eyeglass frames... including titanium. Read More
There are a lot of challenges when working on silver. Let us explain: Read More
It often seems we get this question on a daily basis. I'm guessing the following information will surprise you.
There's no such thing as a waterproof watch. When subjected to enough pressure for enough time, every watch will eventually fail. Some watches, however, will take longer to break than others. Those watches are water-resistant, and their water-resistance (in terms of atmospheres or meters) is a measure of how much pressure it takes to damage the watch. Read More
We regularly get Kinetic, Eco- Drive and solar watches in for "batteries", so we realized it might help if we provide, at least, some basic information concerning these types of watches. Read More