There are many reasons you may want an appraisal. the most common of which is for insurance purposes:
- Insurance company underwriters will need to know the value of your piece in order to determine your policy premium.
- You will want an appraisal in case of loss, theft or damage – insurance companies will often reimburse you the value of the item or have an exact replica created. An appraisal will detail the jewelry’s gemstones, cut, grade, measurements, metal content, weight and more.
A professional in the jewelry trade for over 25 years, Mitch earned his Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 1992. He offers accurate and descriptive accounts of your personal watch and jewelry collection. Fees for this service are hourly, and because he is efficient, pricing is among the most competitive anywhere. Updating appraisals is simple, too, as a record of your pieces are maintain, allowing a quick update, as needed.
Call 703-622-6677 to schedule a free consultation and quote on appraisal fees today!
Caring for your jewelry is an act of self-love.
We know that you hold and wear many pieces close to your heart. While most jewelry doesn’t need daily care, many require touch-ups every year to keep them in their most radiant condition. We happily provide general and detailed maintenance for your jewelry needs, from ring sizing and cleaning to resetting diamonds in complicated heirloom designs. It doesn’t matter where your piece is from—whether it’s from grandma or Tiffany’s, we can restore your piece to its full brilliance. Specific services include diamond/gemstone resetting, resizing, jewelry cleaning, replacing stones, clasp replacement, and chain repairs.
This is just a small list of what we can help you with, however, so call 703-622-6677 to make your appointment today!
The best-dressed wrists feel naked without a watch.
Watches are an integral part of your accessory collection, one that can last a lifetime if you care for it properly. Frequency of servicing will depend on the watch brand, model, and the conditions under which you typically wear the watch. As a rule, however, watches should be fully serviced every 3-5 years for optimal performance and appearance. We will care for your watch through its lifespan, whether your timepiece is an economical investment or one that costs many thousands of dollars. We provide cleaning and maintenance services, complete overhauls, watch restoration, annual checks of water-resistance, battery replacements and more. We handle quartz and automatic, self-winding and manual watches. Our expert watchmaker will assess the watch and offer an estimate to maintain the accuracy and condition of your timepiece. If your watch should require specialized repairs, we can coordinate the return of your timepiece to the appropriate service center. Bring in your watch for an inspection and diagnosis.
Call 703-622-6677 to schedule your appointment today!
PEARL & BEAD RESTRINGING
A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.
— Coco Chanel
Many people have pearls and beads restrung on a regular basis to ensure that their strand does not break while wearing them. We recommend restringing once a year, if the strand is worn often and restringing every three years, if they are worn less often. You can check the “wear” of the piece by seeing if the knots between the pearls or beads are fraying or if there is a gap between them and the knots. This indicates that they should be restrung immediately. Most pearl necklaces and bracelets are strung with silk and individually knotted in between. Knotting prevents the pearls from rubbing together and damaging each other, as well as minimizes the loss if the strand breaks (you’ll only lose one or two pearls). The silk also allows the pearl strands to have flexibility and not hang rigidly, lending to their appeal. Pearls and Beads can also be restrung with nylon, wire, gold or silver and may be knotted every few beads or knotted only on the ends. With some regular TLC, you can wear your pearls and keep them in the family for a lifetime.
For more information about pearl restringing or to schedule an estimate, call 703-622-6677 today.