Our Jewelry & Watch Repair Services in Avon Lake, Ohio
If you would like to check the status of your jewelry repair at Peter & Co. Jewelers, please have the repair number available. The repair number is typically 11 digits with dashes (e.g. 001-00001-001). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
With the right maintenance and repairs, your treasured pieces can last for years and be passed on from generation to generation. Based in Avon Lake, Ohio, jewelry and watch owners trust our expert, in-house jewelry and watch repair services, from diamond setting to pearl stringing to watch water resistance testing. We’ll work carefully and diligently on any piece you bring or send in to our location at 32020 Walker Rd.
Pearls and Beaded Jewelry
Though pearls and beads are quite delicate, they can last for centuries if properly cared for with regular cleaning, restringing, and more. Every few years, you should take in your pearls and beaded jewelry for professional servicing. Whether it’s a new purchase or an antique, our repair experts will:
Check the pearls or beads for damage and deterioration
Remove hairspray, perfumes, and other irritants that may damage the pearl nacre
Clean and shine beads to keep them looking their best
Add a fine silk cord that will not snap or fray unexpectedly
Gold and Diamonds
We also employ a certified master goldsmith who can perform ring resizing, diamond resetting, chain repairs, and so much more. On even the most intricate designs, we can ensure that your belongings stay in great shape for years to come.
Watches are beautiful and sensitive objects. Each one contains dozens of tiny parts working in tandem to keep time. At Peter & Co. Jewelers, we employ a certified watchmaker and a team of specialists with extensive experience in watch repair. They’ll dismantle the timepiece, make sure each section is in working order, and then reassemble it with care to get you back on track. If you’re not sure about repairs, our watchmaker is constantly on-site to answer your questions and offer a free estimate.
Peter & Co. Jewelers is also equipped with state-of-the-art tools to test the water-resistance of your timepiece. A little bit of water can ruin a delicate instrument, which is why it’s important to ensure your watch is watertight. We’ll investigate your watch and make sure it’ll stay in good shape through deep dives, beach vacations, and rainstorms.
What Can We Fix?
Our specialists take pride in their ability to fix any piece of jewelry or watch, from the simplest to the most complex. If you aren’t sure whether we’ll work with your piece, feel free to reach out by phone or visit us in-store. Our team will be glad to tell you whether it is something we can fix.
Trust Your Repairs to Peter & Co. Jewelers
If you are looking for a watch or jewelry repair expert, Peter & Co. Jewelers is standing by to assist. We’re based in Avon Lake, OH, and serve customers from the surrounding areas as well. When you trust us with your jewelry, you can expect excellent and meticulous service, with our certified experts utilizing sophisticated equipment to bring your piece back to life.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our jewelry repair process. We can also provide updates on your current repair order. If checking on your status, please have your repair number on hand. This code will allow us to easily reference your specific order for more efficient service.
When we size a ring down, a small piece of the bottom of the “shank” is cut out and then the remaining sides are either soldered or laser welded back together.
If the ring is being sized larger, a matching piece of silver, gold, or platinum is added into the shank and then soldered or welded back together.
If the ring has other gemstones, they will need to be checked and tightened as they can shift and loosen during the sizing process.
The sized area is polished and refinished to make the seam virtually invisible. Then the entire piece is polished and refinished to make the ring look like brand new, and if necessary, rhodium plate to restore the bright white finish of white gold.
The laser welder is a great piece of technology that we invested in to allow the ability to repair jewelry that normally would be unrepairable or more labor intensive. Many gemstones cannot withstand the heat of traditional torch solder repairs thus requiring removal before work was done on the setting.
With our Master Goldsmith at the helm and the laser welder at her side, we are able to work on more delicate items that could otherwise not have been repaired as well as perform regular repairs more effectively. The laser machine is a costly investment, and costly to maintain compared to that of traditional torch soldering, but the return is worth it to the customer.
White gold naturally has a slight yellowish hue because gold in its purest state is naturally yellow. A layer of rhodium is electromagnetically plated to white gold jewelry to give the piece a nice, bright, white finish.
A rhodium plating should only be done after a piece has been cleaned and polished to ensure a proper plating. Rhodium is a very rare and precious metal that is from the platinum group of metals and is naturally white and hypoallergenic.
When we change a battery in a watch, our watchmaker is able to test the current battery, look for any issues in the watch while it is open (rust, water damage, battery corrosion) as well as change the gaskets that prevent dust and water from entering the watch. It’s worth it!
Our watchmaker is CW21 certified and operates in a Rolex approved workshop. We have numerous pieces of equipment to perform many different tasks from testing water resistance to cleaning movements. We will gladly provide you with a FREE estimate before any work is done.