Jewelry & Watch Repair
Our expert goldsmiths are highly skilled in all aspects of jewelry repair. From ring resizing, chain soldering, remounting an engagement ring, turning a ring into a pendant, refinishing worn jewelry, or setting your own stones into a new design, the possibilities are endless. No job is ever too big or too small. We also offer full-service repairs on watches, with a 6-month guarantee. Estimates on jewelry and watch repairs are gladly given.
Watch batteries can be replaced while you wait. However, if you plan to get your watch wet, it needs to be sent to an authorized service center recommended by the manufacture to be re-pressurized and re-sealed. This is the ONLY way that a watch will remain waterproof and can be guaranteed. Watch batteries start at only $10.00
Silver Spring Jewelers offers state-of-the-art engraving services. From rings to bracelets, pendants, to inside wedding bands and virtually every jewelry item with an engravable surface, to clocks, awards, nameplates, silverware, crystal, champagne glasses and bottles, and a myriad of other corporate gifts. Please be assured of your satisfaction, and we are certain that you will happily recommend our services to your family and friends.
Silver Spring Jewelry has over 45 years of experience appraising jewelry for insurance purposes, estate tax evaluation, value comparison, casualty loss, and dissolution of marriage (divorce).
Appraisals are done at no charge for new Silver Spring Jewelry purchases. If you haven’t had your jewelry appraised, we highly recommend you have it documented in detail.
We are happy to give you an estimate for the appraisal fee when you present the item(s) to us. Please contact us for an appointment.
Silver Spring Jewelry recommends Jewelers Mutual or BritCo Insurance. Jewelers Mutual is an insurance company specializing in protecting jewelers and the personal jewelry of the United States. Founded in 1913, Jewelers Mutual licensed in all 50 states, insures personal jewelry of more than 100,000 people.
All of our appraisals come with a free insurance quote from BritCo Insurance. BriteCo is an innovative insurance company that allows you to get immediate coverage to protect you’re fine jewelry or watch purchases in minutes, often in-store.
As mentioned, we have many years of experience working with insurance companies to assist in replacing lost or damaged jewelry. We can help make this experience less complicated or stressful for you by working directly with your insurance company.
Cleaning & Check-ups
Care & Maintenance of Fine Jewelry
Jewelry endures constant wear and tear and requires regular maintenance and sometimes major restorations. Everyone will wear his or her jewelry differently. Some people are harder on their jewelry than others. Some jewelry is designed for everyday wear, some for occasional wear. No jewelry is designed to be worn 24 hours a day. It should be removed when doing something physical that could damage or excessive wear. So if you are one of those people who “never take their jewelry off,” you will require more frequent repairs and maintenance.
Maintenance On Rings
We recommend that you have your rings cleaned and checked at least twice per year to monitor the wear on the prongs and tighten any loose stones. Keep in mind that even the prongs holding the stones are made of a precious metal, which is relatively soft and eventually wears down. To keep your rings looking good between trips to us, use a soft toothbrush and jewelry cleaner or baking soda (do not clean pearls in the jewelry cleaner.)
Maintenance On Pendants
The most common maintenance needs on pendants involve the chain and clasps. Common clasps such as the spring ring, occasionally stick or get bent enough, so the spring end doesn’t meet squarely with the closed end. Also, depending on how much wear the pendant receives, the joints of each link making up the chain, and the jump rings connecting the chain to the clasp wear on each other and will eventually wear out. If just the jump rings are worn, they can usually be rebuilt or replaced. If the individual links in the chain are falling apart, the repair is usually not cost-effective, and the replacement of the chain is best.
Maintenance On Earrings
Because an earring does not receive the same type of wear as a ring, the prongs holding any of the stones do not normally wear down. The thing to watch for on an earring with a post is the gripping power of the back. Sometimes the post or the back can get bent, and it won’t grip properly. Sometimes the back will loosen over time.
When you take your earring off or put it on, notice if there’s sufficient resistance to be secure and make certain the back clicks into place. If the backslide on and off too easily, it is possible that it should be tightened, or in some cases, it should be replaced.