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    Education,  Gemstones,  Miscellaneous

    Abalone – Treasure from the Sea

    If you’re no stranger to fine jewelry, you’ve probably seen a classic strand of pearls or a beautiful watch with a mother-of-pearl dial, but have you come across a piece featuring abalone?

    You may already know that mother-of-pearl is derived from the nacre of mollusks (the highly iridescent inner layer of the shell). Abalone is actually a specific type of mother-of-pearl, derived solely from the group of sea snails known commonly by the same name.

    The inside of an abalone seashell

    While other mollusks typically produce a milky nacre, abalone snails produce a darker material with more dramatic colors. These snails are found in seas around the world, including off the coast of California! Sadly, many of these snails are facing extinction in the wild, but abalone farming is helping to combat this risk. For this reason, abalone is rarer and typically more valuable than regular mother-of-pearl.

    Check out this gorgeous EFFY abalone ring – available here!

    One of the really cool things about abalone is the way light affects its appearance. Check out the difference in the image above–direct light brings out a bright rainbow of color, while indirect light reveals rich purples and greens.

    This Damascus steel knife features a mesmerizing abalone handle – available here!

    If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind piece, look no further than abalone. Every single abalone shell produces a unique iridescent pattern, making it a perfect decorative element on everything from guitars and knives to jewelry and watches.

    You can view our collection of abalone jewelry and gifts online or come see it in person! We carry unique pieces at both of our retail locations.

    We hope to see you!

  • sjr update
    About SJR

    Responding to the Coronavirus

    UPDATED 7/13/20:

    We are excited to announce that both of our store locations are now open and have resumed normal business hours!

    Brentwood & Hendersonville Hours

    Monday-Friday from 9:30am-6pm
    Saturday from 9:30am-5pm
    Sunday CLOSED

    We will be operating with enhanced safety and sanitation procedures in accordance with the Tennessee Pledge. In addition to resuming in-store service, we are offering curbside repair pick up and drop off. 

    More updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page as they become available, so please check back.

    See our letter below for more information on the steps we are taking during these unprecedented times.

    Loyal Guests,

    Your Service Jewelry and Repair family has always taken pride in delivering excellent service in a safe and clean environment. During this unprecedented time, we want to assure you we have taken proactive measures to address the issue of Coronavirus in our stores.

    The health and safety of our guests and employees is and always will be our top priority. We have enhanced the frequency and scope of our sanitizing procedures to maintain our already high standards. We continue to add resources and focus on handwashing, hygiene, and sanitation.

    With these measures in place, we are here to help you with any jewelry needs! Please check back, as we will be adding information as it becomes available.

    Thank you for your loyalty and trust.

    Service Jewelry and Repair

  • woman wearing rose gold smartwatch
    About SJR,  Watches

    Smart Watches at SJR

    You’ve probably heard of the Apple smartwatch, but did you know there are lots of different brands to choose from? Like the Apple model, some feature a sleek, purely digital touchscreen, while others look just like traditional watches—and we carry both kinds! Today, we want to share two of our favorites and showcase just how “smart” they are.

    Fossil Gen 4 Venture Smartwatch

    $275 – Buy Now!

    This ladies smartwatch by Fossil doesn’t compromise on function or style. Made from stainless steel and accented with glittering crystals, its case brings classic and modern design together with a tactile crown and buttons plus a sleek touchscreen.

    This smartwatch runs on Google’s Wear OS, which means it’s compatible with most modern Apple and Android devices. Check out just a few of the awesome things this beautiful watch can do:

    • Customizable dial – change the background to your favorite photo or design!
    • Heart-rate tracking – this watch automatically records your heart-rate as you exercise!
    • Swimproof – can be worn in the shower or in the pool!
    • Interchangeable Strap – you can easily swap out the bracelet with another 18mm strap of your choice!
    • Notifications – never miss a call or text

    Alpina Seastrong Horological Smart Watch (HSW)

    $595 – Buy Now!

    If you want the look of a traditional watch but don’t want to compromise on modern functionality, look no further than the Alpina line! Built with active men in mind, the Alpina Seastrong HSW features a durable blue rubber strap and a matching aluminum bezel. The convex sapphire crystal provides superior scratch-resistance while the fiber glass case has a water resistance rating of 110 meters (330 feet).

    Instead of a touchscreen, this smartwatch is controlled by simply pressing the crown! Dial markers indicate which mode is currently active and subtle vibrations are used as alerts. All data is conveniently sent to the awesome Alpina smartwatch app, available for Android and Apple devices. Here’s a brief overview of what this smartwatch can do:

    • Step & activity tracking – keeps track of daily steps, calories burned, and total distance
    • Sleep tracking – provides data on how much time you spent in deep sleep, light sleep or awake
    • Dynamic coaching – get suggestions, tips and info catered specifically to you based on your activity and sleep goals!
    • Call & messaging notifications – get alerted immediately when you receive calls or messages from your favorite apps
    • Worldtimer – for your adventures around the globe!

    If you’re looking for a smartwatch, why not drop by one of our stores and see them all in person? We hope to see you soon!

  • bloodstone and aquamarine
    Birthstones,  Education,  Gemstones

    Aquamarine & Bloodstone – March’s Birthstones

    When it comes to birthstones, March babies have two distinct choices: aquamarine and bloodstone! Let’s dive into what makes these stones unique.


    When you look into aquamarine, it’s like gazing into crystal clear waters–and that’s precisely how it got its name! With hues ranging from deep green-blue to light aqua, it’s easy to see why “aquamarine” was named for the Latin word for seawater.

    This aquamarine ring by EFFY is a stunning example of that coveted crystal-clear hue – available here!

    For this reason, ancient sailors came to believe that it could keep them safe at sea, and aquamarine’s reputation for protection has followed it all the way into the modern era. Not only is it known as a calming charm, it has also come to symbolize purity of spirit and soul.

    The two largest sources of aquamarine are Brazil and Pakistan, but this lovely stone is also found throughout Africa, Asia and even in parts of the United States!

    Another stunning example of crystal-clear aquamarine – available here!

    When it comes to durability, aquamarine is tough enough for daily wear–coming in at 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs scale–which makes it perfect for gifts meant to last a lifetime and beyond.

    Aquamarine is also super easy to clean–just a bit of mild dish soap and warm water will usually do the trick, but ultrasonic cleaners are typically safe too.


    Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is the lesser known birthstone of March, but it has a long and fascinating history of its own. A type of chalcedony, bloodstone is typically dark green with red inclusions of iron, giving it the appearance of being speckled with blood.

    Believe it or not, ancient Christians believed this stone held religious significance, as the blood red spots were seen to represent the blood of Christ.

    Outside of Christianity, bloodstone was thought to give the wearer strength and youthfulness and is still sometimes used as a lucky charm for modern athletes.

    Though bloodstones have been found all across the earth, almost all that is sold today comes from India. Often times it can be found as pebbles in riverbeds!

    Unlike aquamarine, bloodstone is quite soft–with a rating of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale–but this makes it perfect for carving or other unique uses. It can also be cleaned with warm water and bit of mild soap, but extra care should be taken to ensure bloodstone is not exposed to extreme temperatures or scratched.

    Though we don’t have bloodstone jewelry on display, we can always order or custom-design a bloodstone piece just for you!

    Stop by either of our store locations to see our aquamarine collection or to find the perfect bloodstone piece! We hope to serve you soon!