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!

Fine Restoration
Loose diamonds, details lost their luster, missing part of a set? Nothing is ever truly lost of broken. We’ll fix and restore your precious pieces. Jewelry restoration requires several technical steps in order to bring each piece as close as possible to its original condition. Antique jewelry needs special care and Mimi’s Jewelry is your source for full service restorations.
Jewelry Repair

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.

Ring Sizing
Have a ring that is too small or too big? This is a very common problem that can usually be easily remedied. Stretching or adding a bridge allows us to size rings up, while simply cutting a small piece and rejoining allows us to size them down. Not all types of metals can be resized, but we’ll work with you to find the best solution.

Get Started

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?

While the Mimi’s store is temporarily closed for public walk-ins, please do call or send a note from the form on this page and let us know how we can help make your jewelry buying or selling experience perfect. We are providing remote video appointments for those wanting to sell their valuables.

Address: 18591 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: (714) 964-7851

Email: admin@mimisjewelryinc.comBusiness Hours: Currently by Private Appointment Only.

Mimi's Jewelry

Mimi’s Jewelry, Inc – Orange County’s Finest Jeweler

Our Client’s Love Us!

  •   I'm so thankful I found Mimi's over 14yrs ago. I was so nervous to have anyone mess with my engagement ring but the center stone needed a different placement & David was highly recommended. Not only did he fix & secure the center diamond he made the new layout better than anything I could of imagined. I thought I loved my ring before but he made it the ring of my dreams. Now 14yrs & 3 kids later I needed to resize the band. I don't live in CA anymore but there's no way I would trust anyone else, so I brought my ring on our trip to CA & David took care of it before going back home. My band has detailed engraving all over it, he added more gold & matched the existing engraved work, you can't even tell anything was done it's flawless. Now I can finally wear my wedding ring again & it fits perfectly. Thank you David & staff for fitting us in & taking such good care of something so dear & important to my heart.

    thumb Kerrin W.
    3/05/2021

      This review is long overdue, but better late than never! Mimi's Jewelry sincerely deserves every bit of praise and 5 stars given to them! I've known David at Mimi's Jewelry for 5 years now from when a friend of mine was proposed to with a gorgeous engagement ring designed by the amazing David. Since then, I've commissioned David to create jewelry for myself and have even referred other friends to him over the years. The first time I collaborated with David, I brought him images that I found online and asked if he could bring the designs and my ideas to life - he exceeded all expectations! The dainty ring and delicate diamond necklace he created for me were absolutely stunning, but his professionalism and genuine kindness turned me into a loyal client. The second time I met with David, I sold jewelry to him and it was such an easy and comfortable transaction. Last year, my girlfriends and I collaborated with David to turn an old sentimental diamond bracelet into matching friendship anklets for us girls, and the whole process was such a breeze from start to finish. We were thrilled with our new matching friendship anklets, but even happier with the overall experience. I recently needed to have a watch resized in time for new job interviews and sent David a quick message requesting to come by after work; he responded swiftly and even remembered the usual time I'm off of work!! If that doesn't show how impressive David's attention to detail AND commitment to client service is, I don't know what else to tell you! David's professionalism, warm personality, and beautiful designs are impeccable - he will wow you with his creations and keep you coming back with his outstanding service. The effort he puts into his work on top of maintaining relationships with his clients are truly unmatched; I don't know how many other ways I can emphasize this. Thank you for being your awesome self all these years, David! I can't wait for you to design my engagement ring one day (when I'm ready LOL)!

    thumb Christine L.
    8/25/2020

      Great jewelry store! I came in for a resizing. It was done in about a week and the work was great. They texted me with updates on my order, nice added service. Good selection from what I saw in there. Will definitely check it next time I'm shopping for jewelry!

    thumb Khai T.
    10/08/2020
  •   Recently, my sister and I wanted to have my late mother's wedding ring appraised. We took it to several jewelers to be certain we got a fair and honest price. Like most people, we know very little about the jewelry business and were afraid of being ripped-off especially since it was our mother's ring. After a thorough inspection, not only did David at Mimi's Jewelers offer us the highest price but he invited us to be involved in every step of the process. The diamond was extremely old (maybe a century) and he needed to see how much of it was salvageable since there were numerous cracks.  In the end, we received more than we expected (he offered 3X more than another jeweler) and we were more than satisfied. On top of this, he was patient and knowledgable. Thanks to David, Mimi's is our new favorite jewelry store!

    thumb Ken D.
    4/22/2021

      I reached out to Mimi's via Yelp. I needed my girlfriends ring repaired and cleaned. I was hoping for it to be done before the 14th knowing well that it was highly unlikely. However, they achieved this and more by having it fixed and cleaned incredibly well on the 13th.
    I really appreciate the effort and care put into the ring.
    They were informative and professional with a welcoming atmosphere. I will definitely be returning for all my jewelry needs.

    Pictures are before and after.

    thumb Jaiden W.
    2/16/2021

      I have been going to MiMi's jewelry for over 2 decades. On my latest visit, I turned in old gold I was no longer wearing, so easy.  I also had the prongs of my wedding ring upgraded. When I picked up my ring, it was dazzling! It looked like the first day it was given to my 27 years ago. They are always helpful and knowledgeable. They do an excellent job at Mimi's jewelry!

    thumb Cathy H.
    8/30/2020
  •   I am super pleased with the level of customer service this shop provided. They went out of their way to take care of my needs. I highly recommend them. Thanks Mimi's!

    thumb Ray G.
    2/05/2021

      Through the generations in my family, a beautiful black onyx and diamond ring has been handed down and unfortunately, I was not on the receiving end of this spectacular piece of jewelry.  I took the design of the ring and reached out to David at Mimi's and asked him to create the same piece of jewelry but in the form of a necklace/pendant.  The necklace is far more beautiful than the ring by a landslide!  The careful thought, the collaboration, the attention to detail - I love everything about this pendant and am beyond grateful to David and his team for the impeccable attention to detail as they delivered a spectacular piece of jewelry beyond my expectations.  This is not the first time that I've approached Mimi's to design a piece of jewelry for me and always, always I am beyond impressed with their kindness, professionalism, guidance, and simply - the entire process is flawless from start to finish.  Check out the pictures that I've attached - I absolutely love this necklace (as well as my rings!).  Thank you, David and the Mimi's team for another awesome experience!

    thumb Carrie C.
    8/22/2020

      I picked up my ring today and WOW- I was completely blown away and speechless!  I can't stop looking at my ring. It is absolutely perfect. I went to David to "upgrade" the center diamond on my wedding ring for our 25th anniversary. He exceeded all of my expectations.  First, we scheduled a meeting so I could tell him exactly what I was looking for. David is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and he is also friendly and easy to talk to. His communication was excellent throughout the process. He is accessible through phone, email and text. I felt very safe and trusted him with my wedding ring. On the day of pick up, I was emailed an appraisal with all the proper certifications which I was able to send to our insurance for immediate coverage. Everything was seamless throughout this whole process and I could not be happier!!

    thumb Meg M.
    2/15/2021
  •   My girlfriend Liesel recommended this jeweler . I am so glad I checked Mimi's out normally I don't go anywhere except to my jeweler but I didn't want to drive down south so since she highly recommended him I figured I would go check him out and I'm so glad I did. I will definitely go back .

    thumb Lori D.
    2/02/2021

      Such a wonderful family business. I went in to have a necklace designed using a stone that has been in my family, and my youngest son fell in love with the gems. One of their specialist spent just as much time with my son as they did with me. They helped him design a ring within his budget (he just turned 11). We are both thrilled! They are so thoughtful and caring, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Mimi's Jewelry!

    thumb Erica L.
    4/13/2021

      This is my number one, go-to place for getting my jewelry fixed or resized. I found them through yelp because of the great reviews, and have never been disappointed, they've done an amazing job every time I've gone to them, even with my most delicate pieces.

    They also very honest about any limitations. I brought in a ring once long ago that had a silver finishing to it that was particular to the jeweler who made it, and told me they wouldn't be able to replicate that finish and therefore wouldn't be able to resize it for me. They are also super knowledgeable about different styles and can even give you know more information about vintage jewelry.

    This jewelry store is my favorite in OC and I'll definitely continue to go to them for all of my jewelry needs! Thank you, David and staff!!

    thumb Julianne E.
    8/21/2020

Store Hours

Tuesday - Friday

10AM - 6PM

Saturdays

10AM - 5PM

Contact

Address

18591 Brookhurst Street,
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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