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.
Ring 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.)
Stone 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.
Miscellaneous Jewelry Repair- Soldering, plating, adjusting, tightening, gluing, polishing, prong repair... You name it, we can do it.
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.
Watch 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.
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 pair of hoops had 1 run-over mate, we made them modern and matching by hammering the surviving partner to match.
This 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 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...