Jewelry Repair, Services and Appraisals
At Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds and Watches, we have an on-site jewelry repair facility and a Master Jeweler. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology. Your precious jewelry will be handled with the utmost care. We know how important it is to you and are sensitive to the fact that it can be uncomfortable to leave your treasures. Therefore, we take time to map all significant diamonds and inspect them before they are taken in for repair. At Russell Korman we have a passion to serve the Austin community. Services that we provide include the following:
- Chain Soldering
- Clasp Replacement
- Cleaning and Maintenance
- Custom Design
- Jewelry Restoration
- Laser Welding
- Pearl and Bead Stringing
- Prong Repair and Retipping
- Ring Sizing
- Rhodium Plating
- Shank Replacement or Repair
- Stone Setting
Master Jeweler/GIA Certified Gemologist/Appraiser
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds & Watches wants to help you get the most enjoyment out of your fine jewelry by providing expert jewelry repair from our on-site Master Jeweler, Chuck Schaffer. Chuck has over forty years of service in jewelry repair and custom jewelry designs. He is an expert in stone settings of all types and shapes. As a graduate gemologist of Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as well as an Accredited Jewelry Professional, Chuck offers jewelry appraisals for insurance and estate purposes. He is committed to making your custom dream a reality. We are fortunate to have Chuck’s expertise available for our customers.
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds & Watches Offers The Following Services:
Cleaning And Maintenance
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds & Watches provides free professional cleaning and inspections of your fine jewelry. It is common to have a stone loose without being aware that there is a problem. We recommend that you have your jewelry inspected at least once a year.
In addition to the modern computer assisted design (CAD), our Master Jeweler, Chuck, provides the traditional hand carved lost-wax process as well.
Our Master Jeweler, Chuck, provides a range of machine and hand engraving services including inside ring engraving, bangles and charms. He also does a variety of outside engraving on watch casebacks, monograms and crests on signet rings and filigree shank work. Hand engraving can include lettering, monogram and design enhanced scroll work. It is a technique that until recently was threatening to become extinct. Because of the efforts of dedicated jewelers like Chuck, the art has had a resurgence.
Micro laser welding is a technique used by Chuck that has revolutionized the quality and precision of jewelry repair and custom designs. It is a process that uses light energy to weld all types of metals making the area virtually seamless and much stronger than conventional methods.
Our Master Jeweler buys gold. He will evaluate it by means of gold content and gram weight. He will prepare a proposal and give you a fair market price consistent with the spot price of gold while you wait. If there are stones to be removed from the scrap items, Chuck will remove them at no additional cost, and they will be returned to you within two business days. Chuck offers very competitive prices and invites you to shop prices with anyone in the gold buying market.