Joseph Jewelry offers both jewelry repair and antique/vintage jewelry restoration. Our team of craftsmen can size your lovingly worn engagement ring or even rebuild your cherished family heirloom to give it new life.
Joseph's team of highly skilled craftsmen bring over 223 years of jewelry experience to your jewelry repair needs. Combining traditional hand craft with modern technology is our specialty at Joseph Jewelry.
We utilize laser welding equipment to efficiently and safely repair jewelry with delicate or heat sensitive gemstones giving your jewelry new life. We offer everything from watch batteries replacement to rebuilding the prongs on your thirty year old engagement ring. Jewelry is meant to be be worn, and like anything that is used daily, it requires maintenance. We will happily re-shank a wedding set that has been worn thin from years of loving wear or even touch up the decorative engraving that has faded with time. As we change with our lives so does our jewelry. Sizing a wedding band or adding a new birthstone to a family ring, we can help you celebrate life's milestones.
While similar to jewelry repair, restoration of family heirloom requires a different set of skills and care. The commitment to matching the beauty of antique craftsmanship involves dedication, patience and experience in the old world techniques. We can match worn or missing filigree using computer aided design programs, recreate a setting that has been worn from generations of love, even construct a new clasp for a beautiful Edwardian necklace that was lost long ago.
Antique or estate jewelry refurbishing allows you to wear a family heirloom with confidence. The same laser welding technology that helps us to repair sensitive pieces also allows us to safely rebuild your family heirloom. Our hand engraver can reproduce the embellishments of your antique jewelry. We utilize all aspects aspects of our combined skills and resources to give your heirloom the care it deserves.
Bd. B - Van Nuys, CA - September 2012 - YelpOk, so I had this idea for a very unique engagement ring for my fiancee', and I looked around a *lot*, searching for a jeweler who would be able to make the ring I wanted. I looked up many jewelers who did custom work, and what initially impressed me here was the work that I saw on Joseph's website (and the reviews didn't hurt either). The first positive thing was speaking with Joseph directly. This is definitely not a shop which just bears an absent owner's name. When I spoke with Joseph, he was the first jeweler who expressed no hesitation about being able to meet my design goals (and they were fairly unique). I then emailed him more details and we talked about materials, design options and price. The next positive thing was that Joseph asked for a very reasonable deposit to begin the design process (which in this case involved CAD/CAM). From my perspective, giving a small deposit is actually a good sign - it lets the jeweler know I'm serious, and pays for his time going through various design iterations without me having to be locked into something that may ultimately not be what I'm looking for. At this point, I want to point out something to be aware of with Joseph Jewelry. They did push a bit for extravagance and "bling". Probably from their experience, the more a ring pops and sparkles, the happier many brides-to-be are. This is in no way a bad thing, but something to be aware of - definitely don't be afraid to say what you want! After going back and forth a bit and settling on the basic design idea, Joseph put me in the very capable hands of Bonnie, who began in earnest mocking up designs and working with me to figure out the specifics of the ring. Everything from the stone size, to the design of the shoulder area, and the unique element for my particular ring (sorry, no pics, but it involves a part of the ring moving). With a lot of back and forth with Bonnie, we finally settled on the ultimate design, which I have to say, was stunning. After getting the design done, and getting the ring built, I shipped my diamond to Joseph (they do, of course, sell diamonds too, but I had the diamond I wanted to use) and they fit it perfectly. I sent them a check and they shipped me the ring, and it was just that easy. Two more things to be aware of. First, the ring I had made is, based on appraisals and materials (and of course my own opinion), a pretty high quality piece. But it's not the cheapest. You get what you pay for, part of which is real workmanship, and people who know their craft. Second, my now wife tells me how each and every day, she looks at her ring, she cannot help but smile. Few days go by where a new person who sees her ring for the first time comments on how amazing it is. Five stars.