Jewelry Mounting and Prong Reinforcement
Maintenance can prevent you from losing your precious diamonds and other stones. The cost of caring for your mountings far outweighs the cost of losing a stone. We will examine your jewelry mountings and prongs for any damages that might endanger the stability of your diamonds and gemstones. The position of the prongs exposes them to surface friction and normal wear and tear. Look closely at the top of your prongs to ensure that they are not worn down and smoothed out. Also, run your fingers over the top of the setting and if you don’t feel the little domed roots sticking up then it is time for a re-tipping. If you ignore this, you risk the possibility of your diamonds and other gemstones falling out of the setting. In the event that all the prongs are worn out, it may be time to replace the head (prongs and prong base) for your mounting. At Jewels by Alex, we will be able to give you an expert consultation as to what should be done to preserve your mountings.
From time to time, you should bring your gold jewelry in for a polishing to keep up its fresh appearance. Dust, oils, and dirt can get on the surface and in the openings of your jewelry causing it to lose its luster. Our expert polishers can restore your dull jewelry back to its original glimmer and shine.
Ring Sizing and Re-sizing
Our expert jewelers can determine your proper ring size and professionally adjust your ring to the perfect fit. We offer several options and sizing methods to ensure that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for beauty; the result will be seamless. Laser resizing is also available.
Re-design Engagement Rings
We can take your old engagement ring and reset the diamond into a contemporary setting of your choice. You can select from hundreds of settings in various designs from our showroom to find the one that suits your taste. You can also provide us with a photograph or sketch of a mounting you have seen elsewhere, and you can work with our skilled jeweler, right in store or via video conferencing if you are not a local customer, to create one for you.
The chords of pearl necklaces and bracelets are very delicate and can be susceptible to breakage with time and wear. Our pearl experts will be able to prolong the life of your pearls by restringing and inspecting the clasps.
Diamonds and other stones can fall out of settings for any number of reasons. You can bring your damaged piece to our New York jewelry store, and our appointed jeweler can professionally match and replace most any stone in any setting. From diamonds to semi-precious stones, we are able to match the shape and color of the other stones in the jewelry piece to make it look like the first day you ever wore it.
We will give you an appraisal for all jewelry purchased from Jewels by. Your appraisal will include an insurance replacement value of the item, as well as a written report stating the type, quality, and carat weight of the gemstone, along with the type of precious metal.
Engraving- hand or machine
Engrave a meaningful message on your precious jewelry pieces to give it a more personal feel. Adding a phrase, name, date, or symbol is a perfect way to mark your jewelry forever.
Custom Jewelry Design
We can turn your design concept into reality by creating a custom made piece to your specifications. This concept can be based on a photograph or from your own idea. Once we establish the design you are looking for, we can focus on the specifics such as gemstones and metal types to be used. Our jeweler will work closely in designing a unique, handcrafted piece of jewelry just for you. At Jewels by Alex we make sure to be closely involved in every step of the creation process, as all the labor is done locally in our store. Both the workmanship and our rates are sure to leave you very satisfied. If you are not local we can video conference with you.
Fine timepieces require special care and maintenance. They are calibrated instruments that must be maintained to continue to perform up to their potential. Although Jewels by Alex is not a watch retailer, we do our best to service our customers in the full spectrum of jewelry.
Due to the unknown nature and structure of rings not made or sold by Jewels by Alex, we may refuse a repair or adjustment on certain jewelry.
To the best of our knowledge we do not offer for sale copies-imitation or reproduction of brand name jewelry designs.
Thank you for visiting Jewels by Alex we offer custom fine jewelry, certified diamond rings, diamond cluster earrings, handmade engagement bands and pave, micro pave, and cushion cut halo engagement rings. We hope you like our selection of fine diamond jewelry. Feel free to contact us at (844) 999-ALEX, if you have any inquiry.