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!

Michael L.Michael L.

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Miracle M.Miracle M.

Great place to purchase a special gift or have your fine jewelry fixed ! They have some really amazing and unique pieces!
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Janet T.Janet T.

I was in search of a special gift for my daughter & wanted to buy her an Emerald birthstone ring ... like my mother did for me in my twenty's. After... Read More

Dana B.Dana B.

What a pleasure at Gems of La Costa! We enjoyed our early Christmas shopping. Beautiful jewelry! The staff is wonderful - patient, knowledgeable, kind and fun. I appreciated their straight forward answers to my basic questions. Lots of good learning. Also cleaned my wedding ring and identified important repairs to protect my diamond which was also greatly appreciated.

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Regina HRegina H

Rhonda and Peter are terrific. I brought a small but sentimental piece to Gems of La Costa and they were extraordinarily patient with my selectiveness. This was a very small project and yet Rhonda and Peter both treated my personal concerns about my very old religious medal as though it was just as important as any other major purchase in the store. They were extraordinarily respectful and gave me all the time I needed on a number of visits to get my project just right. Rhonda and Peter you did a great job and I look forward to working with you in the future!

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Jennifer NeelsenJennifer Neelsen

I went into Gems of La Costa to have the clasp on my bracelet repaired and to have my wedding rings cleaned. Rhonda was super helpful- she had the rings done in minutes and was professional and friendly the whole time. Peter fixed my bracelet in minutes (I thought it would take days) and they didnt charge me for any of their services. Great experience from the neighborhood jeweler.

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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.