Rubini Service Center: Repairs and Projects

Most repairs and creations are done on the premises. We are happy to work with gold, silver, platinum, alternative metals, costume jewelry, pearls, beads, and random odds and ends. 

Rubini Jewelers ring resizingRing Sizing- We re-size rings both up and down in a variety of metals: gold (all karats and colors), silver, platinum, palladium, titanium (limited range), stainless steel (limited range), brass. Sizing costs are $30 and up. (Resizing down, thin band, no stones, no pattern, is $30 in gold, for example. Wider bands, with different stones, with pattern, up or down, incur higher charges, as does quicker than normal turn around.)

Rubini Jewelers gemstone settingStone Setting- We can match and replace stones if need be and securely place them in any style of setting. We can also repolish select types of worn stones, or facet completely uncut raw minerals.

Rubini Jewelers miscellaneous jewelry repairMiscellaneous Jewelry Repair- Soldering, plating, adjusting, tightening, gluing, polishing, prong repair... You name it, we can do it.

Rubini Jewelers bead restringingRestringing- We restring pearls and beads on a variety of strings including nylon, silk, plastic, wire... with knots or without. We are also able to help reconfigure the pattern and layout of beads that have fallen and scattered. Restringing cost $18 (for a bracelet, average bead size, no knots) and up.

Rubini Jewelers watch serviceWatch Repair-  We replace the batteries of both quartz and solar watches/clocks as well as adjust/replace watch straps, normally while you wait. We also repair/clean movements or replace them if need be. 

Rubini Jewelers custom jewelryCustom Design- We can use your stones or our stones, and your metal or our metal, to custom create you anything in the jewelry realm. Rings, Pins, Pendants, Bracelets, Cufflinks, Tie Bars, Earrings, Etc. We will discuss the design with you at length, draw pictures, email photos of the progress.. whatever it takes to make your vision a reality. 

Rubini Jewelers engravingEngraving-  We engrave on a variety of materials including metals, wood, leather, media devices, odd metal sculptures, lighters, watches, Knives/swords and sometimes stones & flat/thick glass... For more information on engraving click Custom Engraving

Come visit our shop in Old Town Alexandria VA to see what vast creativity we are capable of! Call/email 703-548-5509 with questions. 

Some Projects:




















Sterling Silver Hammer Finish Hoops by Rubini Jewelers

This pair of hoops had 1 run-over mate, we made them modern and matching by hammering the surviving partner to match.



Pearl Enhancer Restoration by Rubini JewelersThis was originally a ring, if you can believe it! We replaced the pearly whites around the edge of the amethyst and converted it into a gorgeous pendant to wear on a client's double strand pearl necklace.




This amethyst 18kt gold ring was brought in to change the straight side bezel with a more graceful curved bottom bezel. Step by step- we carved a wax (or 2) for our customer to see, make changes and finally approve. Last step was casting the new setting into gold and reattached the ring's original band to it's brand new bezel and set the stone- the ring looking much closer to what our customer had in mind. Happy Endings are MagicalAmethyst Ring Redone by Rubini Jewelers








We replaced the letter U missing from his ring- they are no longer available so we did it by hand. Luckily, back in the day, the depth of the letters was measurable (unlike today), so the stone took the new 'U' well!Vintage Class Ring Restoration by Rubini Jewelers








For this ring, we added a simple figure 8 style device to adjust the ring size once

Ring Customized with Size Adjuster for a Big knuckle and Small finger by Rubini Jewelers

on the finger. This ring fits over a big knuckle and tightens down on a small finger. And if the size needs adjusting, we can bend the clamp either way to adjust it.




Antique Platinum Diamond Eternity Band Resized by Rubini Jewelers
This diamond eternity ring, platinum, is not only engraved all around the sides but it is also fully set with diamonds.  We resized it and blended the new piece (set with diamonds) with the existing engraving...

Broken Ring Before Being Fixed...

Gold Jade Ring After Being repaired by Rubini Jewelers

Jade ring in gold that was very broken underneath. We had to remove stones, repair it in numerous places and reset the stones.



Platinum Princess Cut Diamond Ring after it was slammed in a car door


 This ring was closed in a car door, saving the finger and the diamond survived but was totally discombobulated.  We reset the diamond and repaired the prong, rerounded the band too...

Platinum Princess Cut Diamond Repaired Ring at Rubini Jewelers
This chain is a flat oval cable link chain, made entirely by hand, of: an 18kt yellow gold ring, a small 99.9% gold coin and a large 10 dollar silver coin. The mix made a nicely malleable metal, mostly silver in tone with faint yellowish cast. It is new now, but in most probability, it  will be much more tarnish resistant than sterling silver typically is. It was a project of chemical discovery and patience practice.
Custom Gold Silver Men's Neck Chain by Rubini JewelersHandmade Gold Silver Flat Cable link Neck Chain by Rubini Jewelers
This simple drop yellow gold pendant we hand fabricated and set with a lively cabochon cut peridot, also sourced by us. Birthday gift...
Custom 14kt Yellow Gold Cabochon Peridot Pendant for necklace, by Rubini Jewelers. Handmade setting.
This simple ring was created using a custom cut lab grown orange sapphire, using our customer's white gold band and handmaking the yellow gold low profile 4 prong setting... The setting was created a bit bigger than the stone so that the eye would pick up the yellow frame.
Custom Lab Created Orange Sapphire and 14kt Yellow and White Gold Ring, by Rubini Jewelers
Profile view of lab grown orange sapphire 14kt yellow and white gold ring, by Rubini Jewelers