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!

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

Estee G.Estee G.

A fantastic resource for all types of beautiful, high quality jewelry! These are real artists who work in the back doing custom designs. They also... Read More

Ryan LambRyan Lamb

Hands down, my favorite jeweler. I've bought several gifts here for my lady over the years. She has loved and been complimented by everything that's come out of this fine shop. Most recently, my fiancee and I showed up during the recent pandemic, as we were intending on a live webcast wedding and needed bands quickly. We were helped by Steve, who got us into just what we needed, and had it ready within days for the ceremony. Amazing products and service - I absolutely love it here.

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J. W.J. W.

I was recommended to this establishment by my neighbor and I can't thank him enough! I'm glad we have a great Jeweler in our community!

My fiancée and I needed to get her ring sized down. We originally thought by only 1 size but found out it needed to go 1.5 down. We were hesitant as we've done research prior and thought the ring could only be sized up/down by 1 max. Steve was super helpful and knowledgable giving us confidence that by going down 1.5 will make it a perfect fit.

They have 4 goldsmiths working here, so you don't need to worry about getting your ring shipped somewhere else to get it fixed. This is what we were hoping for as well.

What supposed to have been a week to get the ring taken care of ended up just taking one day!! The ring came back flawless and fit perfectly!

Great experience during the whole process, highly recommend to everyone here in North County!

*We also were able to get the ring appraised*

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JasonJason

My fiancée and I visited Gems of La Costa while searching for an engagement ring because of the good Yelp reviews. We certainly weren't let down. We visited several local and corporate jewelers during our search. Not a single one even closely compared to the level of service Gems of La Costa provided.

Before we even declared our intent to purchase through GoLC, they went above and beyond in educating us about diamond selection, teaching us how to inspect diamonds, and then ordering several diamonds so that we could see the differences between them. It's funny looking back now on how we thought we knew all about diamonds and what we wanted because of everything we had Googled. They showed us that we were pretty mistaken and had the patience to enlighten us about diamonds in general and then hold our hand through the process of finding the one best for us.

We honestly ended up with the most stunning diamond we could possibly get for our price range. My fiancée is beyond happy. It can be a frightening experience because you're buying something that she is going to have FOREVER, so I'm just thrilled that she loves it and is proud to wear it and show it off. I really have Peter and GoLC to thank for that.

After diamond selection, we had a ring custom made at GoLC as well. After providing some ideas of what we liked from Pinterest and such, they created photoshopped images of what the diamond would look like in those settings (they actually use a lot of technology in the whole customization process, it's pretty impressive). Peter, one of the associates as GoLC, then went ahead with the design work. At this point, my fiancée was completely in the dark about how the ring would turn out, and so was I, we left it up to Peter.

The result was absolutely magnificent. Well crafted, sturdy (we got a fairly large diamond and it's seated very well) yet elegant. Peter did amazing work and we would honestly recommend him to anyone looking for a custom engagement ring.

Overall, the entire experience with Peter, and Gems of La Costa was 5 star. The customer service, the purchasing process, and the resulting product are all exceptional. We will be using GoLC for our bands and any future jewelry work. We are seriously that happy with our experience and would recommend Gems

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Lorraine MelendezLorraine Melendez

Our first purchase at Gems of La Costa was at Christmas! The service Chad gave us was exceptional with a variety of beautiful sparkling rings to choose from. The quality of gems and the personal service I received was greatly appreciated and a lot of fun. We are very fortunate to have such a quality jeweler here in Carlsbad. Thank you.

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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.