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    About SJR,  Watch & Jewelry Repair

    Expert Titanium Refurbishment

    Titanium is an amazing element gaining popularity in watchmaking. It’s lighter, stronger and even more resistant to corrosion than steel—plus, it doesn’t need to be alloyed, so it’s hypoallergenic! Even though titanium is super strong and scratch-resistant, it still needs some TLC over time. But did you know that only specialists like us can do the job?

    The tricky thing about titanium is that routine tasks like polishing require specialized tools and equipment that many jewelers and watchmakers—who are used to working with favorites like gold, silver and stainless steel—simply don’t have. In fact, most watchmakers will tell you that titanium watches cannot be refurbished at all—but not us!

    Rick, our refurbishment expert, working at our repair shop

    At our state-of-the-art repair facility, we have everything needed to get your titanium watch looking like new again. Not only do we have the right tools and equipment, but we have the right people too! In fact, our in-house refurbishment expert pioneered techniques specifically for titanium, and his results speak for themselves—just take a look at the finished watch below!

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    Just one example of a refurbishment job performed at our repair center!

    Because of our unique expertise, people from across the nation turn to Service Jewelry & Repair when it comes to getting their titanium watches and jewelry looking like new again, and we’d love to serve you next!

    Simply drop by one of our stores or go directly through our repair center to have your titanium watch and jewelry serviced. You won’t be disappointed!

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    Designer Spotlight: Le Vian

    One of our favorite designers we carry in-store and online is Le Vian, a family-owned jewelry company with centuries of history. As far back as the 1400s, they were honing their magnificent craft, creating adornments and artifacts of unrivaled beauty. By 1746, Le Vian caught the eye of one of Persia’s greatest rulers, who put them in charge of guarding his vast collection of precious gems and jewelry. Ever since, Le Vian has carried that tradition with them, seeing themselves as “guardians of the jewels.”

    Part of how they do that is with a certification, given upon purchase, that outlines key details about your Le Vian. Plus, if you register your piece, Le Vian will repair it completely free for your entire life!

    Another way Le Vian stands out is with truly unique fine jewelry and watches. In fact, each and every design starts as an original sketch with just pencil and paper. However, it’s their innovative use of color that Le Vian is best known for—taking underappreciated or forgotten gems and bringing them into the spotlight. Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds® are just one example of this in practice, which took an almost completely ignored gem—the brown diamond—and revealed its hidden beauty.

    Set in trendy Strawberry Gold, the Chocolate Diamonds are the stars of this unique pendant, available here!

    Every year, we’re proud to host Le Vian trunk shows where stunning favorites and one-of-a-kind pieces are showcased exclusively at our two stores. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or be on the look out on Facebook, Instagram or our website for details on when these limited time trunk shows are in town!

    In the meantime, why not browse our Le Vian collection right here on our website or visit one of our stores and view it all in person! We’d love to see you!

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    Troll & Chamilia Beads – Only $10!

    Did you know that every single Troll and Chamilia bead we have in store is only $10?! We’re making way for new merchandise, so now is your chance to complete your charm bracelet or stock up on great gifts for the holidays!

    Just a few of our winter beads that are still available! Poinsettia here and Snowflake here

    One of the awesome things about Troll and Chamilia beads and charms is that they fit on many other types of charm bracelets too, including well-known brands like Pandora, so feel free to mix and match! Plus, you can be sure these beads and charms will stand the test of time since they’re crafted from sterling silver and many feature Swarovski crystals as accents!

    These beads and charms are going fast, so be sure to pop into one of our stores or browse our collection online! We hope to see you soon!

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    Opal & Tourmaline: October’s Birthstones

    October babies are lucky enough to get two birthstones to choose from: opal & pink tourmaline! Opal got its name from the Greek word opallios, which means “to see a change in color,” and it’s easy to see why! Thanks to its composition of microscopic silica spheres, a rainbow of colors appears when this gemstone is exposed to light.

    There are many different types of opals that range from black to white and even red (known as a fire opal), each believed to bring good luck and protection to the wearer.

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    Gorgeous created white opal set in sterling silver with diamond accents – available here!

    The mysteriously beautiful opal is considered a delicate stone, coming in at 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and can crack under high heat, so a little extra care is in order when it comes to wearing and cleaning this stone.

    Though most would agree that opals are worth the extra effort, October’s other birthstone—pink tourmaline—is more forgiving with a Mohs scale ranking of 7 to 7.5.

    Associated by the ancients with artistic pursuits, tourmaline derives its name from the Sinhalese words “tura mali,” meaning “stone of mixed colors.” Indeed, the pink variety associated with October is only one of the many colors tourmaline can be! Different traces of minerals and elements lend this unique gemstone its hues, and the pink version comes from manganese.

    Tourmaline is mined in many areas of the world like Brazil, Mozambique, Afghanistan and even the United States in Maine and California, while about 95% of opal is mined in the Outback of Australia—though Nevada and Idaho have some too!

    Stunning natural pink tourmaline (sometimes called rubellite) ring with diamond accents – available here!

    As always, modern technology gives us the option of creating both opal and tourmaline in the lab, which is a great option for the eco-conscious shopper or those looking for a flawless stone at a fraction of the price. Not to be confused with imitation stones, lab-created gemstones are chemically, optically and physically identical to their naturally formed counterparts.

    Take a look at our collection of opal and tourmaline jewelry right here on our website or visit one of our stores to see it all in person! We hope to see you soon!