- Thanks to all those who responded. JWR got the highest number of votes while Aurum's,
Foster's, and Spenser's tied for second place :)
May I add my two cents worth? JWR Jewelers is the best and the most professional.
I searched for a jeweler for YEARS to repair a wind-up gold Swiss watch and they were
the only ones that could help me when the store that sold me the watch could only offer
me a digital makeover! They have helped me repair ALL of my estate jewelry when most
other jewelers would not even look at it, because the "estate" was my grandmother's in
Scotland, who could only afford silverplate with glass stones. (My grandmother died in about
1970 -- the jewelry had been locked away in a jewelry box for over 30 years since I got it,
and now I can wear it -- all the catches are working, everything was polished up and the price
was VERY reasonable.) Athena, Aurum, Spencers and Duncans may be good but JWR is the REAL DEAL!
I too have had very good experiences with JWR!! They are kind, quick and really good at what they
do! They once made a mistake, but caught it before I came to pick up the piece of jewelry and
explained what happened. They had it fixed very quickly and at their own expense! Great service!
- Billy at Spirit of watkinsville is awesome. he does most of his work in silver since he is a
cherokee silversmith but has done numerous repairs in other metals for me. My mom swears by
him and sends him stuff from NC to do for her. His prices are very reasonable and he does
great custom stuff too.
the spirit of watkinsville is great! billy does it own jewelry design and repair. the also
repair silver which is very hard to find. Their prices are great and work is wonderful.
my mom actually stockpiles her thrift store finds till she comes to visit then has him
repair it all. located on main street in Watkinsville
- I went to the mall this weekend to *ask* about resizing my anniversary
band and they are adding a whole size for $30.00, based on the current gold price. I thought
that was a bargain, considering JWR Jewelers charged me $ 35.00 to replace a single clasp on a
Athena Jewelers (aka Art of It All) next to Masada on Clayton Street. Excellent work; reasonably priced.
Duncan's out in the little strip mall just before you get to Best Buy. They are the NICEST folks, and
very reasonable. I am always having something repaired.
Spencer's - Atlanta Hwy. - behind Outback. All done locally.
I use Classic Galleries in Alps Shopping Center. They are honest and reasonably priced.
Highly recommend JWR Jewelers on Alps Rd ( in the Beechwood shopping center). Customer service is
excellent! I've had several watches repaired, batteries replaced, etc... and they are very
reasonably priced and fast.
I asked around about this (getting my grandmother's ring resized! :) ), and the overall feeling
was that Aurum's downtown does the best job...
JWR Jewelers in Beechwood Shopping Center. Very nice people and very nice work.