Jeweler Chesapeake VA
If you’re wondering where to go for fine jewelry services, Greenbrier Pawn & Jewelry here in Chesapeake, Virginia is here to help. Our pawn shop and jewelry store has years of experience in the industry. Not only are we your go-to spot in Chesapeake for purchasing fine jewelry, but we offer jewelry cleaning and jewelry repair services at a reasonable price, too.
What Are Common Jewelry Repair Services?
People come to us with all sorts of jewelry repair problems. Even if you don’t see your jewelry repair issue on the list below, there’s a good chance we can help. These are just examples of some of the most common jewelry repair issues that Greenbrier Pawn’s customers come in for help with.
Replacing Missing Stones
Accent stones fall out of jewelry all the time, and sometimes you even have to worry about losing the main diamond or gemstone from a ring or other piece. It’s easy to panic when this happens, particularly if the stone that fell out is a valuable stone.
It’s important to look around for the missing stone if you can. After all, if you bring in the stone that fell out, our jewelry repair technicians can actually put the stone back in place, along with making necessary repairs to prevent the stone from falling out again. However, even if you aren’t able to find the missing stone, all is not lost. We can help you find a replacement stone and can install it for you. Depending on the stone setting of your jewelry and your budget, you might even be able to replace the missing stone with a bigger one, so you can enjoy an unexpected upgrade to your piece.
Rings often need repair more frequently than other types of jewelry. You might wear your engagement ring and wedding ring every day, which might not be the case with your other jewelry. Plus, when you wear jewelry on your hands, you have to worry about hitting, bumping, and otherwise beating up your jewelry more than usual. These are some of the common types of ring repairs we help with:
Shank Repair - The part of your ring that you wear around your finger is known as the shank. It can crack or split over time, but repairs can often be done using soldering.
Prong Repair - Prongs are a key part of your stone setting on your favorite ring, and they’re used to hold your diamond or other stone securely in place. Once prongs appear damaged, stones feel loose, or you find yourself snagging your ring on things all the time, you should have prong repair done. Your ring’s prongs can potentially be retipped, or if they are missing completely, they will have to be replaced. Our expert jewelers can help with either.
It’s not abnormal to break or lose a clasp on your favorite necklace or bracelet. If this happens, bring your item to us. We’ll remove the broken clasp and replace it with a new, strong one. Then, you can start wearing your jewelry again, and you’ll have a nice, secure clasp to hold your jewelry in place.
If your necklace has a damaged chain, we can help! For example, if your necklace broke, we can put it back together so it’s as good as new. If some of the links in the necklace are damaged, we can replace them.
Ring sizing is very important. A ring that is too loose on your finger is going to slide around, which can be uncomfortable. If it’s really loose, it might fall off completely. If your ring is too tight on your finger, it can actually cut off circulation to your finger, and it can be very uncomfortable. Plus, a too-tight ring isn’t going to be very flattering. Bring in your ring for us to resize if you’re dealing with either issue. If you don’t know what ring size you need, don’t worry; we can measure the finger that you want to wear the ring on and then resize the ring accordingly. When it comes to experience we do this everyday. with any purchase we will size your ring for free. When it comes to engagement rings and fine jewelry we stay very busy with in-store work as well as walk-in jewelry repairs.
Overall Restoration of Old Jewelry
Antique or vintage jewelry is all the rage, and it often has sentimental value. Of course, it’s not uncommon for older jewelry to show signs of its age. We can help with an overall restoration of old jewelry. We’ll inspect it for problems, help with any repairs that are needed, replace any missing stones, and clean and polish the piece.
Why Have Your Jewelry Professionally Repaired?
You might care a lot about your jewelry, but you might be pretty busy. Jewelry repair simply might not be one of your top priorities.
Avoid Losing Valuable Stones
If your ring has missing prongs, you have to worry about your diamond falling out at any moment. This can be a very costly mistake, and you should be able to avoid it by having your ring professionally repaired.
Avoid Losing Your Jewelry
In some cases, you have to worry about losing your jewelry completely if you don’t have jewelry repair taken care of. A ring that isn’t properly sized is at much more of a risk of falling off of your finger. A necklace or bracelet that has a faulty clasp could be lost forever if you don’t have the clasp replaced.
Prevent Further Damage
You might think you can perform basic repairs on your own jewelry, such as using needle nose pliers to make minor repairs to chains. However, if you don’t have the right experience and tools to do this, you could cause further damage to your jewelry.
If professional repairs are needed and you don’t take care of them soon, then you might have to pay for more extensive repairs when you do finally visit a jeweler. For example, if the prongs on your ring are showing minor damage, they could potentially be retipped. When you notice your jewelry is showing signs of even minor damage, bring it by Greenbrier Pawn.
Keep Important Pieces
There might be a few jewelry pieces in your collection that are very important to you. The engagement ring that your husband presented on the day he proposed is irreplaceable. The antique ring that your grandmother left behind for you in her will probably has more sentimental value than most jewelry in your jewelry box. With jewelry repair, you can keep the most important pieces of jewelry in your collection, and you can make sure they’re in top condition so you can actually wear them.
Avoid Unnecessary Replacement Costs
Even if your damaged jewelry doesn’t necessarily have any sentimental value for you, replacing it could be expensive. Depending on the value of the piece and the particular repairs that are needed, jewelry repairs are often more affordable. We’ll be happy to give you a no-obligation quote for repairing your jewelry, and we’ll help you decide if you’d be better off having your piece repaired or replacing it with another piece that’s available in our shop.
Why Use Professional Jewelry Care Services?
You don’t have to wait until your jewelry is broken to seek the help of a professional bench jeweler. Using professional jewelry care services is smart if you want to maintain the beautiful look and overall value of your fine jewelry.
Have Jewelry Professionally Cleaned
You might have your own jewelry cleaning products at home, and it’s not a bad idea to clean your own jewelry from time to time. However, you might be worried about damaging your jewelry while cleaning it, and you might struggle to get it as shiny, clean, and beautiful as a professional. It’s ideal to have a professional cleaning done to your jewelry every few months. This is a particularly good idea for wedding bands, engagement rings, and any other pieces that you wear regularly.
Have Jewelry Polished
Even though you might do a good job of cleaning your own jewelry, there is nothing like having it professionally polished. We will use the right jewelry polish for your piece to help it shine like when it was brand new.
Have Jewelry Inspected
You might have invested a lot of money in some of your jewelry, such as your engagement ring. You’ll probably want to know about loose stones, damaged prongs, and other imperfections as soon as possible so you can have them addressed. When you bring your jewelry to us, we can inspect it and let you know if any repairs will be needed in the near future.
Have Rhodium Plating Added
Jewelry that is made from white gold, silver, and other precious metals is often coated with rhodium plating. This is done to make the metal look more white and reflective in appearance. It’s also highly effective at making jewelry more resistant against scratches and other imperfections, and it helps strengthen jewelry and make it more durable. Since rhodium platings don’t last forever, it’s wise to have a new layer applied to your jewelry every year or so. This can be done by an expert jeweler who offers jewelry repair services.
Where to Go for Jewelry Repair in Chesapeake VA
If you are looking for a jewelry repair service and are in the Chesapeake area, just stop by Greenbrier Pawn. We offer the professional jewelry repair that you need for your favorite piece of jewelry. We don’t send jewelry out for repairs, so we’ll get the repairs done quickly so you don’t have to go too long without your favorite piece. Our master jeweler has years of experience and can perform a variety of repairs. Plus, we offer affordable jewelry repair prices and other helpful services. Skip the retail jewelry stores in the mall and visit our pawn shop and jewelry store instead. We’re open six days a week, so you can stop by for jewelry repair and other services when it’s convenient for you.
We have another location in Virginia Beach, Hilltop Pawn. If you’re in the Virginia Beach area or would like to check out the inventory in our sister store, feel free to stop by.
What Other Jewelry Services Are Offered at Greenbrier Pawn?
At Greenbrier Pawn, not only do we help with jewelry refurbishment services, but we offer a variety of other services for Chesapeake residents, too. Whether you’re stopping by anyway for ring sizing or jewelry repairs, or if you’re just in the area and are looking for fine jewelry services, these are some of the things we can help you with.
We Pay Top Dollar for Jewelry
We pay top dollar for precious metals, loose stones, old jewelry, custom pieces, wedding rings, and more. Any jewelry that you have that you no longer wear can be brought to us, and we’ll make you a top dollar cash offer on the spot. We buy gold and gold jewelry on an everyday basis. Stop in and see why we are the biggest and best pawn shop in Hampton Roads.
Your jewelry doesn’t even have to be in good condition for you to bring it to us. We pay for precious metals by their weight and will purchase loose diamonds or other stones. We also purchase luxury watches and other accessories and items of value.
If you’re interested in taking out a pawn loan and using your jewelry as collateral, Greenbrier Pawn can help with that, too.
We Sell Antique, Estate, Unique and Modern Jewelry
SAME JEWELRY HALF THE PRICE
When buying jewelry, you might normally visit the mall. You might have noticed that the selection is very similar between the different retail jewelry stores in town, though. You might have also noticed the high prices. Next time you’re shopping for jewelry for yourself or to give as a gift, try something a little different, and stop by Greenbrier Pawn. You'll be amazed at finding affordable engagement rings and other fine jewelry.
At Greenbrier Pawn, our prices are significantly lower than any mall jewelry store, yet we still offer high-quality, beautiful, on-trend pieces. Plus, since there’s always something new for you to look at or try on, you’ll never get tired of our selection. We offer pieces that you simply won’t find at the local mall jewelry stores, such as unique engagement rings as well as antique and vintage pieces. However, we also have many of the same pieces that you’ll find in these stores, just for a fraction of the price.
Glenda Craddock of Greenbrier Pawn Shop & Jewelry
When you visit Greenbrier Pawn Shop & Jewelry you are working with a family business. Our Daughter Nina Runs the store and genuinely cares about solving your problem.