Orange County Jewelry Repairs, Restorations & Ring Resizing
Keeping Our Precious Jewelry Precious
Jewelry is often the most meaningful and valuable of your personal items. Whether it is a wedding ring commemorating your love for your sweetie, a pair of earrings handed from one generation to the next, or that hard-earned anniversary watch you received from your employer, jewelry is a continual symbol of your love and admiration.
Naturally, you want to protect, maintain, and repair these precious items that you will likely wear for a good part of your lifetime. It is worth finding a solid jeweler to establish a relationship for all your jewelry care needs. Jewelry restoration Orange County can provide these benefits for your beloved items.
Maintaining Your Jewelry
A diamond ring, pendant, or bracelet is brilliant when it is first acquired and cherished. It will seem to stay shiny for a while, but all that hand- and dishwashing, lotion, and everyday dust and dirt will make it look dingy – almost faded. But if you take it to a jeweler, they can:
- Do their ultrasonic and steam magic
- Inspect the settings of your jewelry. To the naked eye, it may look like your ring is in perfect shape and those prongs are holding the gems in place, but a jeweler can use specialized magnifying equipment to see each prong and setting.
- If any prongs or parts are bent or damaged, the jeweler can restore the parts to ensure your setting is secure. Jewelers highly recommend that you have your ring inspected by a jeweler on a regular basis.
From the caring and capable hands of your jeweler, you’ll be amazed at how sparkly and shiny your jewelry looks.
Be sure to have damaged items repaired
Necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry can easily be damaged by:
- Everyday wear and tear such as scrapes against walls and furniture
- Getting caught in your hair or sweater
- A small child yanking on it
It’s so disconcerting to feel a chain being pulled apart while you’re wearing it. Fortunately, jewelry repair Orange County can easily fix or solder a chain clasp and its mechanisms – so if you bring it in quickly, you will be admiring it in the mirror again before you know it.
Restoring That Treasured Item
If your piece is damaged or is missing gems, or you have antique jewelry, you may feel that piece is too worn or not fixable. But instead of having it sit in your drawer or jewelry box, your Orange County jeweler can rescue and revitalize that piece. Or they can repurpose a piece for you – for example, taking a gem from a ring and transforming it into a pendant. An on-site master jeweler will take special care to bring that piece to a wearable state so you can admire it again, or pass it on to a loved one, rather than having it sit in limbo.
The Size Of Your Ring Is Important
When you are given that ring from your grandmother to give to your intended, the ring will most likely not be the correct size. Whether too large or too small, a jeweler can adjust the size of your ring to fit perfectly – ring resizing Orange County. Having the correct size ring will prevent your ring from sliding around or having to resort to using butter or soap if it won’t come off. But a proper fit will also help prevent the wear and tear caused by an incorrect size.
Watch Repair Orange County
Jewelers also work with watches – you can have them adjusted for size, replace the battery, or replace damaged parts. They can also buff out scratches on a watch face or even add a different band if you are ready for a change.
Mimi’s Jewelry in Orange County has a long-standing reputation of doing repair & fine jewelry restoration.
All work is done onsite by master jewelers & gemologists ensuring the same attention to detail that we use when creating our award-winning custom designs. Nothing is ever truly lost or broken. We can fix it!
Our in-house technicians can repair broken settings, bent pieces, cracked gems, or really any issue that needs fixing on your special jewelry items. Mimi’s has decades of experience repairing jewelry for our clients. We offer a high level of expertise and our master goldsmiths are able to perform even the most intricate repairs with ease.
Want to set up an appointment to sell some items or speak to us about a jewelry piece? Send us a note via this form.
How can we help?
Call or send us a note from the form on this page and let us know how we can help make your jewelry buying or selling experience perfect.
You can visit us at our physical store located at the address below for those wanting to sell their valuables or buy the perfect pieces of jewelry.
Address: 18591 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 964-7851
Business Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10a.m. to 6p.m. & Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Our Client’s Love Us!
- Colin B.
I recently worked with David and he gave a very fair and honest price for my mother-in-laws Rolex. The process is always straight forward and easy. David is a consultant professional and is upfront about the realistic value for such pieces. I live in Illinois, but quickly became comfortable doing business with Mimi's Jewelry. I highly recommend this business!
10/20/2022David and Liana M.
Besides making BEAUTIFUL pieces and providing solid repairs, Mimi's Jewelry is a warm, welcoming establishment with honest work at reasonable pricing. My family trusts them with our most important, sentimental pieces. Thank you to David and his staff!! We are lifers!!
I recently had the need to find a reliable, trustworthy jeweler in Orange County. I was lucky to find the very best jewelry store nearby in Fountain Valley! My meeting with David, the owner, was such a pleasant and friendly experience, I will definitely return to do business with Mimi's again and again in the future.
- Lan D.
I am not a jewelry person. I begrudgingly wear a fitness tracker ring because it's less cumbersome than the sort that goes on your wrist. But I found myself going to Mimi's because while traveling through the area for a wedding, my mother said she needed to replace a watch battery. I made some calls.
At first, I was a bit put off that when I inquired about a battery replacement, i was told I'd have to leave the watch over night. But the price was right and Mimi's location was next to where I'd be so I decided to go in to hand off the watch. Once in the store, my mom resisted handing off her watch and asked if someone could just take the time to replace the battery on the spot. We were told all battery replacements take place at the end of the day when the person does them all at once. Fine. We could pick up the watch the next day.
The woman who was on duty was very nice.
The next day, we came in to pick up the watch on our way to the wedding. The woman working (different than the day before) asked for my mom's receipt. She didn't have it handy so the woman looked for it by her name. All in all, it was a short, pleasant transaction.
We were charged $15 for the battery and labor, but given a $1.50 discount as new customers. That was a nice surprise.
In the car, my mom said to me, "I really liked the person who served us." I laughed, saying, "All she did was hand you your watch, mom." But my mom said, "Yes, but she was kind and she smiled with even with her eyes. Her voice was confident and respectful. She made you feel attended to." I couldn't disagree.
And for that kind service with a smile, I offer five stars.
I have had the pleasure of customizing three pieces of jewelry with David at Mimi's over the past few years. Each time, the staff of Mimi's has provided exceptional service. The store atmosphere is very warm and inviting, I have always felt welcomed. The staff makes your experience so special and were interested in hearing the reason behind the pieces I wanted designed. Each piece of jewelry came out exactly as I wanted designed, with some minor tweaks to one piece that David was very happy to accommodate. I have recommended this store to several people who have already been very happy with the outcome of their final jewelry pieces as well. I highly recommend Mimi's Jewelry.
David at Mimi's was super honest, he quoted me the highest on buying my ex wife's wedding ring back. I went to the original builder of the ring and he offered less and wasn't as honest and upfront as David was. Will for sure be coming back for life and have earned my business for the future.
- Gwen E.
They are super nice! David gave me a very fair price for my wedding/engagement ring set. I would highly recommend them for buying or selling.
Great prices and quick customer service for your old, used jewelry! Dave evaluated my jewelry and offered a good price within 5 minutes and cut me a check on the spot. The have an amazing selection as well. I will definitely be returning to sell more and make a purchase.
I don't even know how to start off this review. I'm so happy I found this local family owned jeweler. I was looking for a place to sell my gold coins and also to resize my wedding band. I sent Dave an email and he responded very fast. Dave greeted me, and was friendly and was straight down to business. Dave gave me the most competitive price out of all the other jewelry buyers in the area.
Just ultimately beyond happy with their services. This is a true family business that makes you feel more like a long time friend than just a customer. They've got a great rating for a reason. 5 stars all the way! 1000% recommending this place to friends and family and anyone that will listen. Thank you Mimi's Jewelry for all the help and I'll definitely be back in the future.
- Tracy P.
I purchased my engagement ring from NK Jewelers in Fountain Valley but when one of the diamonds fell off, I brought it back to them. Instead of trying to help me get the stone replaced, they tried to sell me a new setting for $1200. They told me it probably wouldn't be possible to replace because they don't make this style anymore and it would cost too much to replace so it would be easier to buy another ring. I wanted time to consider my options so after leaving NK, I went to Mimi's. Mimi's sent it in for a quote and it came back at $280. They replaced the diamond in less than 2 weeks! Mimi's provided great service, honesty, and reasonably priced. I'm buying my jewelry from Mimi's from now on.