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

Melody K.Melody K.

If I could give Gems of La Costa a higher rating, I would. My fiancé and I had the best experience working with Steve and the whole team when creating my... 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

Laura MicallefLaura Micallef

I love my recent purchase from Gems of La Costa!! I feel in love with a pair of rare pearl earrings, and just had to buy them. I get tons of compliments when I wear them. Chad, the owner, is wonderful to work with and so is his staff. His store and selection of jewelry is stunning!

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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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Melody KincaidMelody Kincaid

If I could give Gems of La Costa a higher rating, I would. My fiancé and I had the best experience working with Steve and the whole team when creating my dream engagement ring.

We originally went in there for my fiancé but ended up designing the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. Everything from picking the center stone, to designing the band size and design, I got to create the ring I have always wanted.

So here is a run down of my experience:

When first going in, they were not pushy like 99.9% of Jewelry store. They welcomed you, asked if you had any questions, and let you roam without feeling any type of pressure to buy. Most jewelry stores I went too, I felt like I was being watched like a hawk and not able to really enjoy looking at what they had to offer. Gems of La Costa made me feel welcomed and gave me to freedom to look around without feel pressure to buy.

We then asked Steve (literally the MVP/best jeweler ever) for help with my fiancé and his ring size. He went above and beyond, making sure we tried EVERY option he had so we knew what size and width he would like.

Me being the person I am, I asked to try on a few rings for myself. I asked if he had different sizes/ shape diamonds for me to try on, just to see what I liked best on my hand. Steve came through once again and had every type of diamond shape and size for me to see. He spent so much time with us, answering any question I had. I tried on so many different ones and he was so patient with me. I truly felt like he cared and wanted to make sure I knew what I liked.

Again, not know how this whole thing works, I found out that jewelry store work with specific companies who sell diamonds separate from the ring and you order the diamond through that company. So Steve went on the website and gave us different options in different price ranges and told us which ever ones we were interested in, let him know and he will order them for me to try on. We ordered a couple and when they came in we went in to try them on and I found the PERFECT one.

He then explained to us how we could either customize my ring there or order and band and head that they would weld together. We chose to customize it and it was the best decision we ever made. Not only was it exciting because the idea of creating my own ring that no one will have is amazing. But the process was something I had never heard of before. They have specific technology at their store where they create a 3D rendering of what your ring will look like and print it using a 3D printer, then you can see what it’s going to look like before they create the actual ring.

Ewa, the one who you work with during this process, was the best! I wrote her so many emails, sent her so many pictures, and she was so kind and patient, making sure I got exactly what I wanted. She is a master of her craft, and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to create my ring. She is a GEM!

When I went in there to see the 3D rendering, I was blown away! It was everything I had wanted and more!!

From there, it was in Steve and my fiancé’s hands! They created my dream ring and when I finally saw the final product, it was better than I ever expected. They literally took the vision I had in my head and made it come to life.

While I didn’t work with them directly, Chad and the rest of the team were incredible as well. Not only is he one of the best in his field (I’m not kidding, he’s won so many awards and been honored for his work) he had the years of experience that make you feel confident that he is going to give you what you want. Everyone in that store is so invested in giving you your dream piece of jewelry and they will go above and beyond to do so.

I could not recommend Gems of La Costa more. There is no other jeweler I will put my trust into, and I won’t be going or recommending any other jeweler.

Thank you so much Steve, Ewa, Chad, and the whole team for being the absolute best, and making this experience one I will never forget!!

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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.