Jeweler Virginia Beach
If you love fine jewelry or are thinking about building a nice collection in your jewelry box, you’ll need to find the right jewelry store. If you’re looking for a fine jeweler in Virginia Beach, look no further than Hilltop Pawn Shop. Our expert jewelers offer a variety of available services, including a variety of different jewelry repairs. In addition to professional jewelry repair, we offer many of the services that a retail jewelry store offers, including selling engagement rings and other high-end pieces to add to your collection.
Fast Jewelry Repair in Virginia Beach
It’s truly upsetting when your favorite piece of jewelry breaks, especially if it’s old jewelry that you inherited from a beloved family member or if it’s another sentimental piece that might be difficult or impossible for you to replace. You don’t have to put your broken piece in your jewelry box, only to never be worn again. Instead, you can visit Hilltop Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach for help with our jewelry refurbishment services.
Not only can jewelry repair help you save special, important pieces, but it’s often more affordable than replacing your jewelry, even if the broken piece doesn’t really have much sentimental value. We think you’ll be happy with the quality of our work, and we’ll strive to return your repaired piece to you as quickly as possible.
Of course, in some cases, it makes more sense to replace seriously damaged jewelry, particularly if it isn’t very valuable or doesn’t have sentimental value. Our expert jewelers can help you determine if this is the case and can give you a quote for your jewelry repairs. If a replacement makes more sense, we’ll help you find the perfect replacement piece.
Different Types of Jewelry Repair
There are all types of things that can go wrong with a piece of jewelry, particularly if it’s an old piece or a piece that hasn’t been handled gently. Luckily, a bench jeweler will be able to assess the damage to your jewelry and help with necessary repairs. These are some of the more common jewelry repairs.
One of the most common jewelry repairs that we help with is ring re-sizing. You might have found a beautiful ring in our jewelry case that would be perfect for your engagement ring, but it might be just a little bit too big or small. Your spouse-to-be might have presented you with a ring that you love but that isn’t a perfect fit. You might have even had your ring for a long time, but due to weight loss or weight gain, it might not fit properly anymore.
Luckily, we can re-size your ring so that it’s a perfect fit, all without damaging the ring. We’ll help measure your finger to determine the exact size that you need, and we’ll adjust your ring accordingly.
A well-made piece of jewelry should hold its stones properly, but things happen. This is particularly true with rings, which take more of a beating than other pieces of jewelry. Your ring might be missing its main diamond, or one of the smaller accent stones might be missing.
If you still have the stone that has fallen out of your jewelry, keep it and bring it in. We can put it back in place. If the stone is missing, we can help you find a replacement stone that is as similar in type, quality, and size as possible. Then, we can set the new-to-you stone back into your piece.
We also help with stone replacements if you’re interested in upgrading your jewelry. When you first bought your engagement ring, you might not have been able to afford the big, high-quality diamond that you wanted. Now, your budget might be a little higher, and you might be ready for an upgrade. Depending on the style and setting of your ring, we might be able to place a bigger and better diamond in your ring.
Stones are held in place on rings with prongs. Over time, these prongs can begin to wear out. When this happens, it can affect the look of your ring. There is also an increased risk of your stone falling out, which you obviously want to prevent. You might notice that your prongs get snagged on things frequently, that they appear to be thin and fragile, or that your stones are loose. If you notice any of these things, you should take your ring to an expert jewelry repair professional for retipping.
Retipping is a form of prong repair. During retipping, a jeweler will reinforce your prongs. This is done by attaching tiny pieces of metal to your prongs and then filing them down. Retipping should generally be done to all of your ring’s prongs at one time. This is because prongs typically wear out at similar rates, so if one prong needs retipping, there’s a good chance that the others do or will need retipping soon. Additionally, retipping just one or two prongs at once can make those prongs stand out and impact the overall appearance of your ring.
In some cases, prongs are completely damaged or even missing. In this case, new prongs will need to be put on your ring. Luckily, this is something a jewelry repair technician can do, too.
If your necklace chain is broken, it might not be beyond repair. A jeweler will work with needle-nose pliers and other tools to repair your chain. A jeweler can also help with untangling a tangled chain or performing other repairs. If your necklace chain is beyond repair, we can help you choose an alternative chain to wear your favorite pendant or charm on.
Your ring’s “shank” is the part of the ring that wraps around your finger. Over time, the shank can become thin. As this happens, the shank could crack or even split completely. You may think your ring is completely ruined if this has happened, but shank repair is often an option.
A jeweler can carefully use soldering equipment to solder metal directly to your ring’s shank. This is done to repair cracks. If your ring’s shank is completely broken, we can help with a shank replacement.
Clasp Repair or Replacement
Clasps on necklaces and bracelets can break due to regular use; after all, the clasp can wear out just a little bit each time you put on or take off your jewelry. Snagging your clasp on something can also cause damage. Obviously, your jewelry needs a good-quality, secure clasp so you can wear your jewelry without losing it.
Luckily, if your piece has a damaged clasp, the repair process should be pretty simple. We may be able to repair your clasp, or we can replace the clasp and jump ring completely.
Restoring Old Jewelry
If you’ve recently found a beautiful antique ring, or if someone in your family has recently gifted you a precious family heirloom, you could be wondering if a full restoration is possible. Your old jewelry might need multiple types of repair; for example, a stone might need to be replaced, the precious metals might be tarnished, and there might be other issues. We have lots of experience with antique and vintage jewelry and can help with restoring your piece.
Jewelry Care Services
Your jewelry might not actually be damaged, but you might still benefit from the help of a jeweler! If you already have beautiful pieces in your collection and want to maintain their appearance and value, these jewelry care services can be helpful.
Professional Jewelry Cleaning and Polishing
We recommend that you have your jewelry cleaned regularly. Something that you wear every day -- such as your engagement and wedding rings -- should be cleaned about once a year.
Of course, you can clean your own jewelry at home, and we encourage you to do so. However, for a more thorough cleaning, you’ll need the help of a professional. You don’t have to worry about your jewelry being damaged during a professional cleaning, and we’ll make your jewelry sparkle and shine like new. This also gives us a chance to carefully inspect your pieces to determine if any repairs are needed and to carefully polish them.
Rhodium plating is the process of applying a thin layer of rhodium to jewelry, such as a ring. This is done to give jewelry a different finish; basically, it’s used to make them brighter white and more reflective. This is often done on rings that are made from white gold, for example. After all, white gold can still have a yellow tint, but the rhodium can give it the bright white look that you’re hoping for.
Not only will rhodium plating make your jewelry look better, but it will make it more durable. The rhodium will help protect the piece from scratches and imperfections.
Some rings already have rhodium plating when you buy them. Rhodium plating isn’t permanent, however. Since it can wear down from regular use, it often has to be redone every year or two, particularly for engagement rings and other pieces that you wear daily. Additionally, if you have your jewelry polished or repaired, rhodium plating will need to be reapplied.
Other Jewelry Store Services
When you’re here dropping off a broken piece of jewelry to be repaired, you may want to check out some of our other jewelry store services. Even if you don’t need jewelry repair done right now, we think you’ll benefit from our services as an enthusiast of fine jewelry. After all, Hilltop Pawn is more like a jewelry store than your average pawn shop.
Buying Used Jewelry
Whether you’re shopping for engagement rings and wedding rings, or if you’re just looking for fashion jewelry to wear with your favorite outfits, Hilltop Pawn Shop has you covered. We offer an ever-changing selection of fine jewelry of all types. Whether you’re looking for modern, designer pieces that meet the latest trends, or if you’re looking for antique or vintage jewelry that you just can’t find at the local mall retail stores, we probably have what you’re looking for! You can purchase jewelry from us for a much lower price than you would pay elsewhere. Plus, since our inventory is constantly changing from day to day, you never know what you’ll find here.
If your jewelry box is overflowing with pieces that you don’t really wear anymore, bring them in to Hilltop Pawn Shop. We buy jewelry made from precious metals in all conditions. We also purchase loose stones, such as loose diamonds. Bring your items in, let us make you an offer, and walk out with cash today!
Have you found a necklace or bracelet in our shop that caught your eye, but don’t quite have the money in the budget to treat yourself? We can help! If you bring in your unwanted fine jewelry, luxury watches, or other items of value, you can get a store credit for these items. This can help you splurge on a new piece without having to pay fully out of pocket for it! We’ll offer you top dollar for any jewelry or other items you bring to trade in.
Taking Out a Loan on Your Jewelry
One additional thing that makes Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry stand out from the jewelry retail stores at the mall is the fact that we offer pawn loans! Bring in your valuable jewelry, luxury watch, or other item of value to use as collateral for one of our pawn loans. This is an easy way to borrow money, and you’ll get your jewelry back as soon as you pay back your loan!
Visit Hilltop Pawn Shop
If you’re interested in buying, selling, or repairing fine jewelry and are looking for a jeweler with years of experience, visit Hilltop Pawn Shop today. Located in Virginia Beach, we offer a variety of jewelry repair services, affordable prices on used jewelry, and top dollar payments for your unwanted pieces. If it’s more convenient, you can also check out our sister store in Chesapeake, Greenbrier Pawn.
Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry
1965 Laskin Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Greenbrier Pawn Shop & Jewelry
1011 Edenway N