Bring Your Jewelry & Watches Back To Life With Jewelry & Watch Repair Services


PETER FRANKLIN - Jewelry & Watch Repair Services

Bring Your Jewelry & Watches Back To Life With Jewelry & Watch Repair Services


We all have jewelry and watches that are extra special to us, so it’s a given we want to keep them in the best shape and top-notch performance. But, sometimes, things don’t go as expected, and our busy schedules prevent us from providing the required maintenance to luxury pieces.

So, whether you’re here for jewelry and watch repairs, updating a family heirloom, fixing a broken chain, or similar, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s explore the types of jewelry & watch repair services you can get done at Peter Franklin.
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Why choose Peter Franklin


Since the late 80s, Peter Franklin has provided assistance, maintenance, and repairs, to all customers in Fort Wayne and New Haven, guaranteeing trust and professionalism. And now at our newest location in Angola, IN. 
 
When you require our expert’s savoir-faire, you’re working with talented professionals. We listen to your preferences and concerns and then offer modern repairs according to your expectations.

Our skilled artists take the time to analyze your jewelry and offer you the best repair alternatives. We give life to jewelry and transform outdated pieces regularly. Above all, we provide an efficient and creative service. Here are just some of the most important repairs you can get done with us: 

 

Inspection

Inspection


Most of the issues with jewelry pieces can’t be seen by the naked eye. That’s why it’s so important to take it in for inspection from time to time. We can verify the smallest fissures and impurities, keeping bigger breakages from happening.
 
Polishing and cleaning are two of the services a thorough inspection may signalize. This not only removes impurities from your precious jewelry, but also ensures you can enjoy your pieces forever.

 

 

Resizing ring

Resizing


Guessing the correct size of a ring can be quite nerve-racking, especially if it’s a gift. The good news is that if you want to make sure the ring is a surprise (such as is the case with engagement proposals, for example), you can always order the medium size and send it back to us for resizing.
 
This is one of the most common repairs we have. So, if your ring doesn’t fit you comfortably anymore, have it resized. 

 

 

Rhodium Plating


Rhodium Plating


With wear and tear, white gold jewelry can seem old and dull. Rhodium plating returns jewelry to its original luster. Rhodium is rare and durable, and it’s used to make other metals brighter.
 
If your white gold jewelry has its shine dimmed, bring it back to life with electricity and a new thin layer of rhodium! 

 

 

Chain Soldering

Chain Soldering


We’re often asked if jewelers can fix a broken chain. The answer is that it depends. We can repair wobbly clasps and weak links with welding work. However, some “woven” chain designs might not look seamless when repaired.
 
We always advise our customers, if you have noticed the chain in your jewelry feels different, don’t try to wear it. Chains commonly slip from our neck or wrist with movement. Bring it to us to make it safe to wear again.
 

 

engraving jewelry

Engraving


Thanks to engraving, jewelry can be turned into a truly unique piece by creating a unique pattern, message, or declaration. This art is several thousand years old. Even in ancient China, emperors' jewelry was engraved because people could see the value in such messages early on. 
 
When you engrave something,  the message text won’t wear off over time, and it will remain stamped on the jewelry for years to come, linking it to you. 
 

 

Stone Setting

Stone Setting


Most people agree that jewelry pieces missing precious stones lose all their glam. So, if you’ve neglected a precious piece a bit, chances are, our in-house gemologists can select gemstones of similar color and size to the one you’re missing, making a seamless repair. 
 
And if you want to add a pop of color to outdated jewelry, you can replace the gemstones on it with new colorful gems to give it a boost and fresh look. 
 


 

Prong Replacement

Prong Replacement


It’s very common for our jewelry pieces with missing stones to start accumulating dust because we feel it would be better not to wear them anymore. The good news is that this repair is simpler than you think. 
 
Prongs keep precious stones in place. With wear and tear, they might come loose, and that’s a red alert your investment is at risk. New prongs will make sure your jewelry lasts longer. 




 

Battery replacements

Battery replacements


Is your watch letting you down when you need it the most? Batteries are one of the most common issues with watches. A regular battery can last up to two years, but if your battery-operated watch is showing delays, this might be an easy fix.

Luxury waterproof watches require special care when it’s time to replace batteries. That’s because there’s a seal that only an experienced jeweler should handle. So, bring your watches to Peter Franklin, we’ll take care of them too!


 

Crystal replacement


Crystal replacement


If, like any timepiece aficionado,  you love to wear your watch often, chances are it’s a little scratched, no matter how careful you are. Bring it to us, so we can evaluate the damage and perform small improvements or even a complete crystal replacement.




 

Watch strap replacement

Watch strap replacement & link adjustments


Watches are designed with your comfort in mind, so come to us to tailor your wristwatches to fit you like a glove!
 
If you have a link bracelet on your watch, you can get link adjustments to various designers with us. Remember, timepieces are sophisticated, so you should always wear them with the perfect fit in mind. We can tailor your watch to fit as if it was made for your wrist.


 

Watches and magnetic fields

Demagnetization


Watches and magnetic fields usually don't agree. And we constantly expose our watches to magnetic fields generated by our cellphones, locks, electronic devices, airports, etc. 
 
If your timepiece’s performance is affected, demagnetizing might solve the problem, ensuring your watch gets its accuracy and rhythm back.

Jewelry and watch repair in Indiana

 

Every day, our artisans are working in the heart of Peter Franklin, gathering in our design shop to bring jewelry and watches back to life. With a blend of legacy and innovation, our rhythm flows like a live mechanism—polishing, restoring, engraving our customer’s cherished pieces. 
 
Not many Swiss timepiece repair jewelry stores in northern Indiana offer high-quality maintenance of luxurious wristwatches. But you can get on-site watch repair services from us. Visit us in the location closest to you. And if you prefer, you can send us images of your broken jewelry using the box in the corner of this page, and we’ll be with you shortly! 
 


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