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Professional Jewelry Repair
Free repair estimate call us with you repair needs at (773) 523-4667



                                       
                             
Repairs Offered:

   *Chain & Bracelet repair             *Ring Sizing

   *Jewelry Polishing                      *Diamond Setting

   *Ring Soldering                           *Prong Restoration

   *Reshape Shank                          *Re-Set Stones

   *Full Shank replace                    *Engraving
   *Ring Rebuilt                                *Rhodium-Finishing  
   *Reshape Shank                           *Engraving
   *Gold ball in Shank                     *Brush finish
   *Rebuilt “v”prongs                      *New Clasp 
   *Solder two rings together     
   *Replace lost diamonds and gems
   *Reset and tighten diamonds and gems
   *Pearl and Bead Restringing 
   *Earring Repair (Soldering post,screwback 

    and post conversion).   
   *Rebuilt (bezel, gold links)
   *Links (Addition/Removal)  And more....




         
               Necklace & Bracelet Repair

Any broken chains or bracelets can be repaired or reconstructed if necessary at an affordable price. In the majority of our repairs you can wait on them. While your piece is being repaired the jeweler will also inspectionate it to let the customer know if there is any other damage on the piece. Any repair needed will be given a free estimated price.

Necklace & Bracelet Repair

Is your favorite bracelet or Necklace broken and unused? We can inspect and repair broken chains, bracelets , pendants, charms,and more, we also can replace worn out clasps and closures. We can quickly refurbish your necklaces, bracelets, and chains to make them look new again.
Also we can shorten, and in many cases lengthen your necklace or bracelet to fit exactly the way you desire. Jewelry repair that requires soldering must be done in a way that makes the broken spot undetectable when finished.
The repaired area has to have the same color, shine, and appearance as the rest of the piece, with no tool marks or visible seams. Clasp repairing is an option which include spring rings, fish hook, lobster claw, box clasp and barrel clasp.
Replacing a Clasp:If you have a faulty or broken clasp, it is only a matter of time until your necklace or bracelet falls off.
Prevent yourself from loosing a cherished piece by getting the clasp replaced!

 * Link repair
 * Shortening/lengthening
 * Chain braiding
 * Advanced and basic chain repair
 * Clasp replacement
 * Charm mounting



                

                           Ring Sizing


Do you have a ring that doesn’t fit any more? 

Whether your ring is too tight, too loose or you’re just not happy with the fit, let our expert staff assist you in determining your proper ring size. From bringing a ring size up or down, to soldering rings together, we have all of your ring repair needs covered! We size various types and styles of rings; yellow gold and white gold, platinum, sterling silver, palladium and more..
Most rings adjustments can be completed while you wait.


 

             
                  Sizing Up vs. Sizing Down


Sizing Up

To increase the size of a ring, We offer several options and sizing methods to ensure that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for beauty. Our jeweler will check your ring and determine what would be the best way to bring your ring to the desired size and insure it’s integrity.
The jeweler can either stretch the metal (though not recommended in some cases) or cut the band and create a bridge of additional metal to "re-join" the pieces. 
Sometimes if a ring is just stretched out it might thin the shank, that’s why we recommend add metal instead of stretching it .
The jeweler will cut into the bottom part of the ring (called the shank.) and add a piece of the same metal that the ring is made in (whether it be yellow gold, white gold, platinum, sterling silver) Adding a piece of metal is necessary when enlarging the size to increase the circumference of the ring. The piece of metal added is then soldered to the ring and the entire shank becomes one piece. The ring is polished and refinished to insure a uniform shine.

 



Sizing Down

Making a ring smaller requires metal to be removed. The jeweler will cut into the bottom part of the ring (called the shank.) and remove the necessary amount of metal, and once the metal is removed, the jeweler will use pliers to bring the ring back together, Where the two ends meets, the jeweler will then solder the ring back together.
Then the ring will be (re-rounded) filed, and polished so that little to no evidence of the sizing remains. The ring will then be placed on a Mandrel to confirm the correct size,The ring is then polished to insure a uniform shine.

Some rings, however, do not require cutting in order to be sized.
Another way in which a ring can be sized smaller (only rings without gems such as a plain wedding band) are prime candidates for sizing by compression.
To compress a wedding band or other rings smaller, the ring is placed in a specialized machine.
The ring is then pushed into each die until the desired size is reached.This  resizing method "compression" should only be used for size adjustments up to 1 to 2 sizes down.


                       How to size a Ring Up
                   


     
                           
Engraving

Engraved jewelry is a great way to create a personalized gift or to enhance your personal look. Add a personal touch to jewelry and make someone’s special event perfect with giving him or her a personalized engraved piece of jewelry. They will always have a special memory of you by giving it a personal touch or engraving an inspirational message or quote ,thought or date.
We can do this process while you wait.


  
                                       
                    
           Professional Computer Engraving




  * Medical ID bracelets        *Pendants
  *Dog tags                             *Necklaces
  *Hand bag                            *Luggage tags
  *Wedding gifts                    *Cuff links
  *Photo lockets                     *Key rings
  *Money clips                        *Jewelry box
  *Badges                                *Wedding Cake Server
  *Engagement Rings            *Groomsmen Gifts
  *Baptism Gifts                     *Confirmation Gifts
  *Bridesmaids Gifts              *First Communion Gifts
  *Rings (inside & outside)   *Pocket Watch
  *Money Clips                        * Watches
  *Plaque or award                 *Team Trophies  
  *Smartphones & Tablets     *Clocks

  

 
Custom Work  
 

Claudia’s Jewelry Inc specializes in Custom Jewelry designing, any idea the customer has for a special made piece we can turn it into reality. Whether the customer has a design already or would like to modify their own design we will gladly help. 



We can also help the customer create their own custom design, we will suggest the best method based on their specifications. Whichever path we take to create your unique custom design, the customer can be assured that the highest level of detail and attention  will be given to each piece that we create at Claudia’s Jewelry Inc and guarantee total satisfaction, once the final touch is given to the piece that was made.
Customers can come in and set an appointment with our specialized jewelry designer to start a special made design. 
He will gladly assist you in whether you are looking to make an unusual piece of jewelry, or have an idea for something different. Our designer will listen to what you are interested in having made.  
              
                
Pearl & Bead Restringing                                      


Pearl Restringing Services 

Do you need a set of pearls restrung or add a new clasp? Or are the pearls grandma gave you hanging out in your jewelry box unworn because the strand is broken or it's the wrong length?
With time and normal wear, the chords of pearl necklaces and pearl
bracelets eventually become brittle and vulnerable to breakage. The necklace restringing service is one of our usual jewelry repairs at our store. Many end up with a little bag filled with broken pieces from their favorite jewelry and don't know what to do or where to get it fixed. If you also notice that your necklace knots are looking soiled, then it may be time to consider getting your pearl necklace or bracelet restrung. Do you miss wearing that favorite piece of jewelry but need it fixed?
Our experts will be able to prolong the life of your pearls by restringing and inspecting the clasps. Pearls are forever, but sometimes they need a little help having them look like new for every wear! 
                



                                 
                         Eyeglass Repair


  
Broken eyeglasses? Don't throw them away repair them!
Bring your broken metal eyeglasses for a quick fix, we can quickly repair your broken eye glass frame let us help you get back to seeing right!
We know most customers cannot be without their glasses and we are here to help in a quick and efficient way.
Due to everyday wear and tear your glasses can become loose, crooked or out of alignment. There is no need for you to purhase a new pair of glasses here at Claudia's Jewelry Inc we can repair all type glasses. For example missing or broken nose pads, replace missing 
screws,temple,and more, we can definitely restore your broken eyeglasses and bring them back to life.

 

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                          Jewelry Repair

   Claudia’s Jewelry Inc offers a full service equipped repair shop to fulfill   any of your repair needs. Our jewelers are true masters in jewelry repair     and manufacturing, Combining old world traditional methods with
  modern advanced technology is part of what sets us apart.
  We are proud to provide the finest jewelry repair service in chicago             area,We have the latest technology and skill to accomplish the most 
  challenging request with professionalism and style. Our master                   goldsmiths will expertly and carefully handle your jewelry with proper         care since our reputation relies on it.
  Every jewelry repair will be done on-premises.This way you can be             assured that your jewelry will always be handled with absolute care. You     don't have to worry about your jewelry since it never leaves our shop.
  No repair job is too big or too small for Claudia's Jewelry Inc. We are           happy to take on any repair challenge. 



                                          



                                              Jewelry Maintenance

               
  We recommend all jewelry to be inspected and cleaned twice a year.           Once doing so it will prevent damage and loss of stones to your piece.
  We can inspect your jewelry for no charge,any maintenance needed will     be recomemended to help prolong the life of your jewelry. We also do         great polishing work ,our master goldsmiths take their time to leave every   piece for cleaning look like when you first purchased it. 
  No matter how careful you are with your jewelry, it will eventually get         scratched or dirty. When this happens, bring it in for a cleaning and get       that eye catching shine back!

   


    


                       
                 Jewelry Cleaning & Polishing

    Though it seems simple, cleaning and polishing, like all aspects of jewelry    repair, require a high level of expertise.
   While your jewelry may need minor maintenance and repairs, annual          inspection and service can prevent more substantial and expensive              problems from developing.
   We use only the highest-quality modern polishing and ultrasonic                equipment, as well as professional steam cleaning equipment to polish
   and clean your jewelry and watches. This, together with our team’s            knowledge and experience,we can assure 
you that Claudia's Jewelry Inc.    knows how to handle and manage your jewelry cleaning and polishing
   needs.

   Our Master goldsmiths are skilled to use a wide array of machines and        handle the right tools to remove uneven or rustic surfaces from gold, 
   platinum or silver etc. Using wheels and bits charged with abrasive              compounds our jewelers know well how to shape and contour surfaces. 
   Through years of experience a jeweler develops jewelry polishing                techniques that seem to magically unlock the beauty and shine of              precious metals.



    

                       

    The next step is to soak the jewelry in a high-frequency cleaning tank         that is called ultrasonic. Once the residue and polishing greases have         been removed, the jewelry is then cleaned by steaming the remaining         residue away with a high-pressure steam nozzle.
    Jewelry cleaned professionally by Claudia's Jewelry Inc. will make your
    jewelry shine and sparkle.



    
         
            

                          Diamond setting

    Jewelry Mounting & Prong Retipping 

   Within time jewelry sometimes starts wearing off,such as the prongs
   holding a genuine stone, czz, or diamond in a ring. We can repair
   any damage to prongs that are not worn out, by retipping or replacing
   the ones that need it.

   Missing a diamond or gemstone, or is your diamond loose in its      setting?  

   If you ever hear your stone clicking,or when you tap your stone it moves,
   it is loose in its setting and should be taken to Claudia's Jewelry Inc. Let
   our staff help you repair it or find a perfect replacement for your piece of    jewelry.
   From wearing your favorite ring, bracelet or necklace, Diamonds and
   gemstones can occasionally fall out of your jewelry from simple
   wear and tear. This is normally associated to wearing your jewelry often.
   We replace the stones and set them back into your mountings
   as well as retighten any other prongs that may be coming loose to avoid      stones falling out in the future. Within time jewelry sometimes
   starts wearing off,such as the prongs holding a genuine stone, czz, or          diamond in a ring bracelet or necklace. 
   We can repair any damage to prongs that are not worn out, by retipping
   or replacing the ones that need it.

   If you’re looking for a master diamond setter you’ve come to the right
   place. 

   *Bead Setting
   *Channel Setting
   *Prong retipping 
   *Head replacement
   *Prong inspection & repairs
   *Bezel setting 
   *Diamond and gemstone replacement
   *Pave and Micro-Pave
   *Stone tightening
   *Replace prongs to secure a diamond or color stones
   *Replace foilback stones
   *Invisible setting



    

     Our jeweler is capable of also remounting any type of stones and is             highly specialized in setting diamonds in any shape any way the                   customer likes. For example channel, bead, bezel, and invisible settings.

    Invisible setting

    Invisible-set diamonds have special channels cut into them which allow       them to be set from underneath, and typically set flush to metal
    surrounding the diamond’s grid pattern, thus giving the illusion nothing         is holding them together.
    Grooves in each stone's girdle slip into a metal framework below the             surface, but the metal cannot be seen. Diamonds and gemstones sit side     by side where they create the appearance of a solid surface of gems.
    There is a metal framework on which the diamonds are mounted. The           stones themselves have small channels cut in their bases,
    and the framework’s rails fit into these grooves.
     
   
   
    Pavé and micro-pavé

    The technique involves creating tiny beads or prongs from                             thesurrounding metal to hold the diamonds in place. 
    Diamonds are arranged at regular intervals, in a close proximity in a             uniform arrangement, building up what appears to be a coating of
    diamonds, with each stone held within small grains of metal impossible         to distinguish with the naked eye. 
    pavé settings were created by hand, working a flat surface of metal, and       lifting the small grains of metal from the surface to hold each
    diamond.
  
   

    Bezel setting

    The bezel is shaped into the size and shape of the gem and then
    soldered into place on the metal of the jewelry. The prepared stone               is then placed into the bezel and the metal is pressed down over the             edges of stone, locking it into place.
    There are two options for bezel settings: a full bezel "which encircles the
    entire stone" and a partial bezel "which holds two sides of the stone but       leaves openings on the other two". A full bezel covers about 10% of the       diamond, though most people only see the top of 
    the diamond ring.

   

    Channel setting

   
Channel setting is a method whereby stones are suspended between           two bars or strips of metal, called channels.
    The channel setting, when executed professionally, locks each diamond       safely into individual seats in the band, keeping them from being               knocked out of place. The flush diamonds create a spectacular sparkle         and big diamond look. Because they’re set below or flush with the               metal rows that hold them, the diamonds are protected and convenient       for women with active lifestyles.
    A channel-set ring arranges diamonds in a line around the band. The           jeweler creates a channel in the ring's band by adding a small metal lip       on each edge. Diamonds or other gems nestle into this channel, and the     lip keeps the stones securely in place.


   
    
    Prong setting

    Prong settings hold diamonds and other gemstones in place by using           metal projections called prongs.
    Prong settings are the most common and popular settings for diamond
    engagement rings. They act like small claws, rising up to grasp the
    diamond. They can hold any size stone in place, but are typically used to     hold a larger center stone or multiple featured stones. Prong settings           vary based on the shape of the diamond.
    Most solitaire engagement rings for example use this setting. The prong       setting consists of three or more metal prongs or “claws”set on top of the     ring itself. The prongs will surround the diamond to keep it securely in           place.

   

    Halo Setting

    The term (halo) is used to describe a row/s of paved melees that outline       the perimeter of a center stone. The halo setting secures the ring’s center     stone underneath a rim adorned with pavé, invisible-set or channel-set         diamonds.
    Popular with celebrities, the halo setting creates a spectacular diamond       look that is feminine and delicate. Halo settings can be round
    or squared in center or on the sides of the ring.

   
   

      

Rhodium Finishing



 
  
DOES YOUR WHITE GOLD RING LOOK DULL?
  RHODIUM PLATING WILL RESTORE ITS NATURAL SHINE AND         SPARKLE.
  WHITE GOLD RHODIUM PLATE JEWELRY

  You will know when it needs to be replated. The metal color will start to
  show it's original {yellowish} hue. Usually this will be on the bottom of the   ring or on sides, where it gets most of the wear and tear. 
  Do not get worried when the back of your ring starts appearing dull or         you see tinges of dull yellow on the surface this is a natural process           when the rhodium on the surface of white gold starts wearing off and         the original milky yellow gold starts to emerge on the surface,                   Discoloration may occur on the unplated areas, You might be reading this   because you   are unhappy that your ring is getting "yellowish" and you       want to know what is happening and why.  
  But this is no reason to panic. You can always get the shine and                 brightness of your white gold ring back to its original glory by getting         rhodium plating done by our certified Jewelers. Ensure that you take care   of your jewelry with our rhodium plating services here at Claudia's Jewelry   Inc.
  Rhodium plating is a common procedure that is utilized with jewelry to       enhance the scratch resistance of the surface while giving it a brilliant         reflective appearance.

  But, what is rhodium? 

  Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium     electroplating is used, especially on jewelry, to provide a surface that will     resist scratches and tarnish, and give a white, reflective appearance.
  If you want to maintain the distinct sheen, exuberance and beauty of         your white gold rings and precious jewelry forever, rhodium plating or         dipping is a great option. Rhodium plating will not only enhance the           reflectivity and luster of white gold, but also make the diamonds on it         shine brighter and appear more clear and brilliant.
  There is nothing quite like the beautiful bright white finish that rhodium       gives to a piece of jewelry. With its bright, glittering and reflective               qualities from a few feet away it’s hard to tell where the stones end and     the metal begins.Because rhodium is so bright and makes stones look so     stunning,

         




  Does the rhodium plating last forever?

  It depends on the piece of jewelry and how much friction it gets. For           earrings and necklaces, the rhodium plating may never wear off. But for
  rings that are worn daily, the rhodium plating may only last a year or two.   It really depends on how much wear your ring receives. 


  Why is rhodium used in jewelry?

  Almost all white gold jewelry has been rhodium plated. The reason is           because gold in it's natural color is yellow. Think of the color of a gold         nugget it's not white. So to make white gold, pure gold is alloyed with
  white metals,This bleaches the color and whitens it. However, the color       is more of an off-white. Kind of a dingy white-ish color.

  Definitely not the color of platinum or high polished silver. In order for
  white gold to have a nice crisp bright white color like the platinum, the       jewelry is rhodium plated. This plating really improves the appearance of     the white gold jewelry.


  How often should you Rhodium plate your jewelry?

  We recommend that you have your rings plated every one or two years
  depending on your usage. When you notice that there is less sheen and     reflection from your ring, simply bring in your jewelry piece and we will       inspect it for you and give you details on our best recommendations that     might be needed. 


 
Do not doubt that we can change the appearance on your ring, or on         any other jewelry piece. It doesn't neccesarily have to be a ring it can be     a chain, bracelet, pendant, earrings, or watches.Give us the challenge of     correcting what other's couldn't get done right is guaranteed. You will         see that the service we offer is very professional, you will be a                   satisfied customer.


  

  Nowadays with the popularity of white gold being very in, people don’t       realize that white gold doesn’t always remain in white color.That is             because white gold is made from pure 24Kt yellow gold.
  The original yellow gold is alloyed with some metals that give it white         color. However the metal has a yellow tint on the bottom. Rhodium is
  applied on the top to give it a white shiny look. 
  Ultimately rhodium wears away within time and reveals the yellow to           white gold touch it has been concealing.

  If you have any white gold pieces you can have the rhodium finish             given to them, in case they are turning yellow. Eventhough rhodium           seems to be expensive as platinum and gold. We can do this service for       your jewelry at a great price depending on the size of the piece.


 
                                           
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