My Jewel Shop Recycles

MY JEWEL SHOP, INC.  ENCOURAGES OUR CUSTOMERS TO BRING IN THEIR UNWANTED, UNDERUTILIZED,  PRECIOUS METAL  JEWELRY ITEMS SO WE CAN ASSIST YOU IN ACCESSING THEIR VALUE.

     MANY OF US HAVE A JEWELRY BOX CONTAINING INHERITED JEWELRY, OUTDATED JEWELRY, GIFTS FROM EX-BOYFRIENDS,  REMORSEFUL PURCHASES, OR YOUR TASTE MAY HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS.  THAT  “JUNK” USUALLY HAS  MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK.  JEWELRY BOX CLEAN OUT CAN BE INCREDIBLY REWARDING… WHERE ELSE CAN YOU CLEAN  AND END UP WITH NEW JEWELRY AND/OR MONEY?

    OFTEN, WE  ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP THE GEMSTONES AND DIAMONDS TO REUSE AND RECYCLE AND WE GIVE YOU ALLOWANCE FOR THE METAL VALUE TO OFFSET THE COST. THE FINAL RESULTS ARE WIN, WIN, WIN! YOU SAVE MONEY BY RECYCLING THE STONES, MAINTAIN THE MEMORY/SENTIMENTAL VALUE OF FAMILY HEIRLOOMS AND FEEL PROUD TO WEAR NEWLY DESIGNED FASHIONABLE  JEWELRY. WE HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO COME UP WITH SOME AMAZING DESIGNS WITH THE THEME OF “SLICE AND DICE.” HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF BEFORE AND AFTER…AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS!

Here is s a short video to show how metal is melted, here we are melting sterling silver.

Consumer Advice: Q & A

HOW TO MAINTAIN THE BEAUTY OF WHITE GOLD JEWELRY.

Why does white gold jewelry turn yellow?

It’s natural for white gold to “fade” showing a slightly yellowish color. Pure gold is very yellow and adding white alloys like zinc and nickel can only dilute the color. Most white gold rings are flash plated with a thin coating of rhodium (a pure white metal) to give a more brilliant white appearance.

Can this be fixed?

Yes, at My Jewel Shop, Inc. we are able to polish and re-plate white gold jewelry for minimal cost.

How often should I re-plate my jewelry?

In my experience it depends on the jewelry item and the lifestyle of the wearer. For example, earrings and pendants almost never need re-plating, however rings, chains, and bracelets do. I have customers that re-rhodium annually and others that never notice the subtle change in metal color. If it becomes bothersome to the wearer then it’s worth investing in a cleaning, polishing and rhodium plating. Personally, I think it’s worth a “spa” day for your jewelry every few years to keep it looking it’s best. When jewelry comes in for repair, re-plating is usually included in the price.

How do I avoid this problem?

Remove your jewelry when swimming in a pool or ocean as well as when doing manual and physical labor. Another solution is to wear platinum jewelry, a true white metal that needs no plating.

Remember, your jewelry is meant to give you nothing but pleasure, so wear and enjoy…we’re here to take care of any necessary maintenance. 

MY JEWEL SHOP CUSTOMERS – WE NEED YOU!

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.”

In light of the technology-orientated world in which we live, My Jewel Shop’s goal is to embrace these transformations, and we encourage our loyal customers to do the same. Through your feedback, we invite you to share your experiences via social media – whether it be through a Google+ review, an Instagram like, or a simple shout-out on our Facebook page!

My Jewel Shop values your time and reflections… We are constantly searching for better ways to serve our wonderful customers. Thank you for taking part.

SHOP LOCAL

When you shop local, you directly impact the tax contribution to your local economy. As our close neighbors know, Jenkintown has undergone beautiful restorations and renovations, including building public parking lots! Numerous property owners and businesses have come together to breathe new life into our beloved Jenkintown. Help be part of this renaissance and visit the suburban “Jeweler’s Row”, the numerous restaurants and various eateries, or indulge yourself to a small town more intimate shopping experience.

Insuring Your Jewelry

My Jewel Shop encourages all of our clients to insure their valuable jewelry. If your blanket home owner’s insurance policy does not cover your pieces, we suggest insuring with Jeweler’s Mutual – the only company dedicated solely to insuring jewelry for more than 100 years. We trust Jeweler’s Mutual to provide professional, comprehensive protection against loss, theft, damage, or disappearance, with a consumer protection program to maintain your jewelry treasures. Visit www.jewelersmutual.com for questions and free price quotes. We can assist you with updated current market value appraisals…call to schedule your appointment. 

Be Informed

Rob and Linda have forever believed that educating our clientele makes for happy customers. Here, we will feature tips, tricks, and helpful advice for jewelry lovers, old and new. 

DIY? DI-DON’T!

In lieu of a number of repairs that have recently come into the shop, we feel that it never hurts to reiterate some basic jewelry 101. You can avoid costly repairs by first referring to a jeweler before tackling a “fix-it” on your own. 

What often may seem like a quick jewelry repair or adjustment requires specialty tools that you may or may not have in your repertoire. Countless customers come in assuming that they can add a jump ring, close a spring ring, remove links from watchbands, etc. and in almost all cases, the client damages or severely mars the surface of the piece. If in any doubt, stop in for a consultation! Our jeweler’s are always happy to assist you with even the most minor repairs, and in most cases, small adjustments can be done immediately. 

With a fully functioning jeweler’s shop on premises, My Jewel Shop has the appropriate tools to perform any jewelry alterations. Just remember, it is always easier to modify an undamaged piece rather than working with compromised parts.