Fine Jewelry Repair and Design

Gaines Jewelry Repair and Design

Whether it's a custom design, repair, cleaning, or routine maintenance, our in house master jeweler at Gaines Jewelers stands ready to help with a spectrum of specialized services available in-store. 

Who does the repairs and custom jewelry at Gaines?

Matthew Peterson is our in house jeweler. Matt began his career in 1997 working in his cousin's jewelry repair store. From there, he worked in creating and designing jewelry out of shipwrecked coins. Before joining the Gaines Jewelers team in 2007, Matt repaired jewelry on a contract basis for various jewelry stores in the Lakeland area. Matt enjoys staying current with the new technology in the jewelry business by attending conferences and training courses throughout the year. Matt’s favorite part of his job is being able to create custom jewelry for our customers as well as assist in repurpose family heirlooms to update them to a more current style.

What jewelry services do we offer at Gaines?

 Jewelry Custom Designs

 At Gaines Jewelers, we have the latest technology in house to use computer-aided design (cad) to design, print and cast jewelry to give our customers the best experience possible. Contact us to repair your broken pieces, create something new, or update any family heirlooms.

 Jewelry Redesign and Remounting

Give new life to old diamonds, or to an old piece of jewelry you don't wear anymore. Let our master jeweler transform outdated diamond rings into beautiful, contemporary styles, or even change brooches or pins into eternity rings. Show us what you have, and we'll show you what we can do. The possibilities are endless!

What Repair Services do we offer at Gaines?

Jewelry resizing, care and repair
  • Bracelet and Chain Repair
  • Polishing a chain or bracelet
  • Shortening
  • Solder each break in the chain
  • Solder and re-braid bracelet
  • Straightening or rolling out kinks
  • Supply safety chain
  • Tightening and/or adjusting a clasp
  • Add figure 8
  • Replace figure 8 wire 
  • Channel Repair
  • Clasps - repairs, tightening, adjustments and additions
  • Charm Soldering
  • Diamond Setting
  • Earring Repairs
    • Friction posts and nuts
    • Screw posts and nuts
    • Lever backs
  • Jewelry Cleaning - including specialized spa cleaning
  • Pearl Stringing for Bracelets and Necklaces
  • Prong Repair
  • Ring Sizing (yellow and white gold, platinum, palladium, and sterling silver)
  • Ring Soldering
  • Ring Refurbishment
  • Stone Setting and Tightening

Watch Repair

In many cases, we can perform watch repairs on the premises. If your watch needs to be sent out, we have connections with most major manufacturers.

  • Battery Replacement in store.

Other Services

  • Appraisals
  • Computer-Aided Design for Jewelry (CAD)
  • Custom Jewelry
  • Florentine Finish (Apply)
  • Garbage Disposal Damage to Flatware
  • Re-glue Pearl
  • Rhodium Plating
  • Satin Finish (Apply)