Jewelry Service and Works Offered By Mimi’s
At Mimi’s, we offer a wide variety of services for all your jewelry needs. Whether you are looking for custom design, repairs, an appraisal, or you are willing to sell your own pieces, we are the place that meets all your expectations. We can customize, adjust, repair, mend, or restore any piece to your liking, and we are always interested in providing fair appraisals and paying top dollar for unwanted precious metals, gems, and jewels. Here are just some of the top-notch services we provide:
For Accurate and Fair Appraisals
Appraisals are of extraordinary importance when it comes to fine jewelry. After all, you will most likely wish to insure your valuable pieces and that will require a ballpark value for each. They may be required in matters of estates and probate, as well as during a divorce or a personal liquidation or bankruptcy.
For Repairs, Refinishing, and Resizing
Many times, we have lovely family heirlooms that are passed down in families, and while the intent is a thoughtful one, it is highly unlikely that each lady will have the same size finger. For situations like this, we have jewelers onsite that can adjust your ring to the accurate size. You don’t want to constantly worry about it falling off, but you certainly don’t want it to get stuck, either. Stretching or adding a bridge is simple for us, and cutting a ring down a size is even easier.
We can also restore all fine jewelry and antiques to their original glory. Are your stones a bit loose, or has your metal lost its usual sheen? These are simple fixes for us and we work with all stones and jewelry types.
Watch Repair and Battery Replacement
Watchband resizing, battery replacement, and most repair work can be conducted while you wait. If your watch needs a repair overhaul, you can leave it with us and we will be sure to get to the root of its malfunction and get it ticking again in no time flat.
In addition to link removal and battery replacement, we also offer polishing, water sealing, refurbishing, and the replacement of damaged parts. We can even buff out watch face scratches or completely replace your band for a cosmetic change. We service all types of timepieces, including vintage watches.
For Creative Custom Design and Style
Do you want a perfect, personalized piece of jewelry to tell someone just how much he or she means to you? Well, if you can dream it up, our master jewelers can create it for you! We want to be your one-stop shop for all your signature pendants, earrings, watches, bracelets, rings, and cuff links. Our master jewelers, gemologists, goldsmiths, and other fine jewelry in-house experts will craft your marvel all while you wait, if you choose.
Purchasing Unwanted Jewelry and Valuables
We probably all have forgotten jewelry sitting on our dressers or hidden in drawers that we no longer care for or remind us of something (or someone) that we would rather forget. There are probably also a few items that you have either inherited or received as gifts that are not quite your style, and they are also hidden in the depths of your jewelry box. Well, these pieces are not doing any good sitting where they are. Why not sell them at a fair price and use the money for something that you actually want?
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?
Mimi’s store is open. 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.
We continue to provide remote video appointments or you can visit us at our physical store located at the address below for those wanting to sell their valuables.
Business Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10a.m. to 6p.m. & Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Phone: (714) 964-7851
Our Client’s Love Us!
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 .
For our 20th wedding anniversary, David and his staff made a beautiful diamond ring for my wife. They also reset the original engagement ring into a stunning pendant. Over the next decade, we have purchased watches and other items from them. They are the only jeweler we use even though we are over 2,500 miles apart. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Mimi's.
I found David via Instagram and asked him to help me create a unique engagement ring for my (now) fiancée. I didn't have a ton of specifics for him, other than telling him she loved sapphires (and sharing a few rings that had caught her eye).
David was absolutely incredible to work with; he found a sapphire that was EXACTLY what I was searching for and designed an amazing and unique setting. As soon as I saw it, I could picture it on her finger.
He kept me updated regularly via email, and had it out to me even sooner than his original estimate. The end product was nothing short of stunning. I live in the SF Bay Area and couldn't be happier with my experience. Whether you're right around the corner or across the country, you can't ask for better service than David and team. He's warm, funny, responsive, and absolutely brilliant in his craft. Thanks again for everything!
They did a beautiful job taking 3 very different rings and combining into one beautiful, delicate ring. Wonderful service, absolutely worked with us until we found the design we liked.
My son's girlfriend was visiting and our puppy jumped up and bit her gold bracelet and of course the bracelet broke. I am not familiar with jewelry repair so I asked my aunt if she knew of any reputable jewelry stores. My aunt lives in Fountain Valley and she immediately recommended Mimi's Jewelry. She said they have been in business for a long time so I should try contacting them. I went on Yelp and saw the great reviews. I decided to message them to ask what the cost of soldering the bracelet would be. I received a reply from David who is the owner of the business and he responded that if it was a simple solder he would do it for free! I thanked him and he mentioned, "just pay it forward!"
We went to Mimi's Jewelry a few days later and true to their word, they took the bracelet to be repaired free of charge. The bracelet was fixed and I picked it up a week and a half later and the bracelet looks good as new! Thank you for repairing the bracelet free of charge.
Also just wanted to mention that the staff in this jewelry store is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The store also has a lot of nice jewelry for sale. I will definitely come back again in the future.
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.
I came across Mimi's on Yelp and there reviews were great so I took my wedding rings to have a diamond replaced and both cleaned. They are very reasonable and the work was great! It was ready exactly when they said it would be. I will definitely be back
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.
This place is just awesome. I went last Saturday and talked to Mimi about making a ring for my husband and doing some work on my wedding ring. They did an amazing job on both rings. Prices were very reasonable and the quality of the work was outstanding. Everyone who works there is helpful and nice.
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!
Well, 203 reviews, all 5 star. Honestly I don't even know why I am writing this LOL! I have been trusting Mimi's for some odd small resizing and repairs for the last ten years or so. I love that this is a family run family owned business and the team is still here for so long. That kind of employee tenure says a lot. The storefront is beautiful and easily accessible, and the store is well-lit and inviting with a dazzling display of items which range from the dainty to the majestic. So there's something for everyone. But I moved out of California to Idaho and I found my way back to California and commissioned the technicians at Mimi's to remake my engagement ring setting. I was given a very reasonable fee and turnover time, along with overnight fedex service to my home. The CAD/CAM draft sent to me was spot on accurate and proportional, and they even sent me some stunning photography of their finished work I can include in the updated insurance paperwork. I think buying their jewelry is a wonderful experience, but coming to them for a custom job requires special attention and expertise. I wanted to merge a wedding band and engagement ring made with all princess cut stones and I had a really beautiful, really quite unique, result that I am so happy with and that I love to look at on my hand. It is also very comfortable and effortless to wear now whereas the former set up not as much, and that was really one of my top priorities. If I am willing to travel over 2,000 miles to visit family and wait to schedule this work done here, then this review is legit!! If you love jewelry, if you have legacy jewelry, or want to create custom pieces, repair or modify anything, you can trust Mimi's team to help your vision come true. I actually have two people who I have only ever entrusted with my jewelry, and one was a patient of mine whose family I treated - and once I believe she retired, Mimi's. Having a personal relationship with a jeweler is important, I think, because so often jewelry has significant sentimental value.
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!