Jewelry Repair

If you are looking for a Carlsbad jeweler you can trust for expert repair and custom manufacturing, come to Gems of La Costa Jewelers. Our on-site team of jewelers has more than 120 years of combined experience and offers a complete range of jewelry services. Our jewelers can do almost any type of jewelry repair or remake your jewelry into a completely new, unique design.

Need a ring restored? Prongs wearing thin?

Every day jewelry gets a lot of wear, especially engagement rings. We recommend having your jewelry checked every few months for loose stones and to make sure your prongs are not wearing thin to prevent losing your stones. For prong set stones, we can build up the prongs to extend the life of your setting or rebuild the channels to last you for another few years.

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Services include:

  • Gold, Silver & Platinum Repair
  • Complimentary cleaning
  • Ring sizing & ring repair
  • Prong repair and re-tip /rebuild
  • Ring shank repair & replace
  • Fingermate – expanding ring shanks
  • Full spectrum metal working – custom jewelry repair
  • Expert evaluation and jewelry repair
  • Polishing of worn and damaged valuable gems
  • Expert diamond setting
  • Antique refurbishing
  • Laser jewelry repair

Reputation Matters!

jc c.jc c.

Very kind and knowledgeable staff with a fantastic collection of contemporary pieces. I would highly recommend. During covid precautions, the staff are... Read More

Ciao A.Ciao A.

Gems of La Costa exceeded my expectations on a pendant I had them create from an engagement ring. From concept to delivery, they were thorough with... Read More

Katie N.Katie N.

My stone came out of my engagement ring and I was so worried I wouldn't be able to find a jeweler still offering repairs during this COVID-19 crisis!... Read More

Phil gianniniPhil giannini

I had Gems of La Costa design a setting for my Tourmaline. They created a perfect piece of jewelry that reflected my wish to showcase the stone. The cost was truly competitive. The diamonds they used were beautiful. They had a vast inventory of gems to augment the Tourmaline. The staff was extremely helpful without being pushy. They sought my approval on every step of the project. I will definitely go back to them to design and set other pieces. I was also impressed with their selection of finished jewelry.

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Susan LangSusan Lang

I purchased a stunning blue diamond from Gems of La Costa. Then they were able to help me bring my vision to reality in the creation of a jaw-dropping ring to showcase the stone. Ewa was amazing taking me through each design details and rendering the ring in CAD. And Peter's bench work was absolute perfection - along with his design input. Chad and Steve were nice enough to allow me to drag them into the process, as well. I've hardly taken my new ring off since its dramatic unveiling. And I've already purchased another diamond from them and finalized details for another customer piece - a pendant this time. They have a life-long fan and customer!

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Monica Laflin-SmithMonica Laflin-Smith

Gems of La Costa worked with me closely to custom design a gorgeous and very special pendant for me and my 2 sisters. They used sapphires from 2 pins that were from our mother. We think of each other across the miles and our mother every time we touch or look in the mirror and see our pendants.
Thank you Gems of La Costa. I have gone there for many years for repairs and always felt they did a fantastic job!

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Manufacturing/ Custom Jewelry Design

Do you have your own idea for jewelry? We can do start to finish design and production of jewelry in your individual style.

We’ll help you put your ideas on paper, and our craftsmen can create the piece of your dreams in the metal of your choice.

  • Start to finish design and production of jewelry in your individual style
  • One-of-a-kind creations you will cherish for years to come
  • We can create anything – no piece is too difficult
  • We can use gemstones that you already have
  • We can turn that old, unworn piece of jewelry into something fresh and exciting

 

Insurance Replacement Assistance

Let us assist you in your time of need. We specialize in helping find replacement jewelry when you experience a loss. Our access to a diverse and deep selection of manufacturers enable us to find the exact piece you are looking to replace.

  • Identification of jewelry of equal kind, quality and value as the original
  • Large inventory selections in our showroom
  • We bill all insurance companies

GIA Lab Reports

Would you like an independent opinion on your diamond or gemstone? Let us help you choose the correct lab for your report. We’ll make sure it gets there safely, and explain the terminology when it comes back.

Laser Inscribing

We can inscribe a name or other identification mark on any diamond, and most gemstones – even pearls! The laser inscription is only visible under magnification but is a great way to identify your own gemstones.

Engraving

Let our engravers add that personal touch. We can engrave in script or block, monograms, poems, even family crests. If you’d like your wedding rings personalized we can engrave on the inside or out. Both machine and hand engraving are available.

  • Expert hand engraving
  • Precise machine engraving
  • Multiple symbols, languages, fonts included

Pearl/Bead Stringing

Did you know pearls should be restrung every few years? We can make your necklace or bracelet look like new – graduated or multi strands are no problem for our experts. Don’t neglect a pearl heirloom when it is so easy to get it restrung.

We can also re-wrap your bead jewelry and gemstone beads for you.

Watch Repair & Restoration

We are able to fix every brand, regardless of age, and can fix most pocket watches too. If you need a new battery, band, or band adjustment, we can perform most of those duties while you wait.

  • Competitive pricing for preferred selections of all major brands
  • Watch repairs, battery and band replacements (leather, metal and rubber)
  • Quartz tune-ups
  • Mechanical watch repair and servicing
  • Sizing Watch Bracelets
  • Full Service for Mechanical and Quartz Watches (see details below)

Mechanical Watch Full Service

repairman1Our full service for mechanical watches consists of the dis-assembly and overhaul of the movement with an examination of all parts. We replace damaged or worn parts and re-seal water-resistant cases. Each of its parts are placed in special chemical solutions that dissolve dirt, dust, and emulsify any dried out oils. When the watch is reassembled, special oils are applied to lubricate all essential parts. We recommend that a general overhaul be performed every three years and that all water-resistant watches be tested once a year for case tightness. In addition, bracelet watch bands are polished and thoroughly cleaned.

Quartz Watch Full Service

Our quartz watch full service consists of the watch dis-assembly, the case and bracelet being polished and thoroughly cleaned in the ultrasonic and the battery being replaced. If needed, the gaskets will be replaced then the watch is resealed to factory specifications. We recommend that all water-resistant watches have their water resistance checked every time the battery is changed.