Rubini Jewelers: Repair and Fabrication Center
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.
Stone Setting- We can match and replace stones, and securely place them in any style of setting. We can also cabochon polish certain kinds of stones, or shape them to fit your unique mounting.
Miscellaneous Jewelry Repair- Soldering, plating, adjusting, tightening, gluing, cleaning, polishing, prong repair... You name it, we can do it. The photo above is a prong rebuild in progress.
Restringing- 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.
Custom 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.
Engraving- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This was originally a ring, if you can believe it. We replaced the pearls 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 several waxes 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 Magical
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!
For this ring, we added a simple figure 8 style device to adjust the ring size once 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.
Jade ring in gold that was very broken underneath. We had to remove stones, repair it in numerous places and reset the stones.
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...