Anna Designer Jewelry

in Anna, IL

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Special considerations must be given when buying, caring for and appraising fine jewelry. A highly rated jeweler can help. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Stephen T.)

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Take time to educate yourself before buying fine jewelry, and consider hiring experienced, high-rated professionals when having items appraised, repaired or cleaned.

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Depends on the design and how much it is being resized, and if reducing or increasing. For a simple one-size change larger, with a simple circular ring, can be as cheap as $20-30 to heat and stretch it.
 
 
If needs to be enlarged more or reduced, then it has to be cut and changed to the size wanted, and fused back together, with new gold or silver if enlarging. Obviously, reducing is cheaper than enlarging as no signficant new metal is needed, and silver is cheaper than gold or platinum because of the six-seven fold difference in the cost of the metals.
 
 
Resizing involving cutting probably in the $50-100 range for silver or for reducing a gold ring, enlarging a gold ring with added metal could run $100-250 depending on how large the ring is - a real hefty men's ring will obviously take more metal, so more cost, than a thin wedding band.
 
 
You want to consider the value of the ring - a real valuable or antique ring you want to take to a true artisan jeweler who makes and modifies rings in-house - a simple economy ring or simple band you would get a cheaper price probably at a chain store like Zales.
 
 
When you drop it off be sure to get a written receipt for it while they work on it (usually unless a simple one-size stretch job, cannot do while you wait), and I would also take a picture or two of it on your cell phone, including a zoom shot of any interior engraving, so if there is any question about whether you got back what you dropped off, you have some proof. Of course, the integrity of the shop is critical.
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Jewelry reviews in Anna

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I received a new watch for my birthday that was gorgeous but too big for my wrist. It wasn't an expensive watch by any measure, so I was a bit intimidated to take it to a "real" jeweler to fix but if I didn't I couldn't wear it. I stopped into
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10 minutes before closing tonight and got the BEST service. The gentleman that worked with me was super nice, fixed the watch in about 2 minutes, and even tried it on me to make sure it was perfect! On top of all that, he wouldn't even let me pay for his time. They had lots of nice jewelry around (a lot of really unique looking pieces) and I'll definitely be going back next time I'm looking for something new.
- Trent G.
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Very well. Friendly, professional people. Great place to get any watch battery replaced for a reasonable price. While we were there they looked at some old jewelry we brought in and ended up buying a few pieces. We have gone there for different reasons over the past several years and they always make us feel welcome and never pressured.
- JOHN M.
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I love them! I sure appreciated that because I would have died if I lost it. It was very loose and they tightened it back up and everything and didn't even charge me because I'm a regular customer. It was $7 or $8. We haven't gone in for anything that they didn't do it right then. They're very professional. They're actually the only jewelers that we use now.
- Sharon W.
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They are very good, I have used them for 3 years in a row. The year before that I had a necklace made that was red, white and blue, and the year before, I had a ring made that was red, white and blue. I really like them, because they took me around, and I got to pick out the rubies that I liked. Their prices are comparable, and they made them exactly as I wanted. They have some very good people working there.
- Sherri M.
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They were amazing. They were good. It's been a while and we go to a closer jewelry store now but it was really good. I would recommend them because they do excellent service. They do what they say they're going to do and it's quality work and it's a good price. I think he was reasonable. They were extremely professional. They're a good place to go. I would use them again if I wasn't friends with the new jeweler we use. The reason we use a new jeweler is not because they're bad. It's just that we're friends with the jeweler and they're closer.
- Cathy K.
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They are amazing. They were just very knowledgeable and very patient. They cared a lot about their customers. They went far beyond what they were supposed to do. They did a lot of things like welding the rings together. They did that for free. They also did free plating and cleaning. I just really liked the staff there. With regard to price, they give a military discount, which was very helpful. Nothing bad about them.
- Kathy R.
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I live in Naperville but, on the strength of the reviews of
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on Angie's List, I drove to
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Hills. I'm so glad I did.
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and his staff are kind, fair and professional. The ring
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repaired looks better than it did when it was new. And, because I had driven so far, they replaced my watch battery for free. (I had brought in the watch for battery replacement at the same time I brought in the ring for repair.) The repair took only a week. The price was very fair; I had received a quote from another jeweler (in Naperville) last year to address the chip in the sapphire only, and that jeweler wanted me to purchase a new stone. No such pressure from
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or
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--they repaired it, and I can't say enough good things about the quality of the work and service.


- Michele D.

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