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Where can I get inexpensive jewelry repaired in San Francisco?

Asked by occ (4051points) August 9th, 2010

I have a relatively inexpensive ring that needs to be resized (I spent around $80 on the ring, which was handmade by a local artist – I think it is probably gold plated but not solid gold) and a pair of inexpensive earrings that need to be fixed. I looked for jewelry repair on Yelp but most of the places listed were for fixing very expensive jewelry – I called one place that said they won’t even do it if it isn’t gold or platinum. I don’t want to spend more on repair than what I spent on the ring – I was hoping to find someone who would do it for $20 or less. Anyone have experience getting a cheap ring resized or other easy repairs? I am hoping to find someplace that is either in the Mission or downtown near Powell or Montgomery BART. Thanks.

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i don’t know if you’ll be able to find anything that cheap in the city. Most shops in SF need to charge more because they’re located in a pricey area. If you got this ring made by a local artist, do you think they would be able to resize it for a small price?

If they can’t/won’t do it, I would then suggest finding an art student in SF (there are tons) who could do it cheaply. I have a couple of friends who just graduated from the Academy of Art University and through them I know that there are lots of students focusing in Jewelery art.

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