We are a service oriented traditional jewellers and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Like a watch overhaul, jewellery needs occasional servicing and regular cleaning. Maintaining claw tips, stone mounts, ring shanks and clasps is essential. A loose stone now could mean a costly repair (or replacement) in the future. Our resident goldsmith is always on hand to give advice whenever necessary and estimates for all repairs are available by request.
Here at Alex Appleton we design and hand make custom made jewellery including engagement and wedding rings. We provide unique gemstones including aquamarines, sapphire and diamonds.
Our in house workshop will carry out all of your jewellery repairs including ring sizing, chain repairs, replacement of missing stones and the sympathetic restoration of antique jewellery.
Pearl and Bead Stringing
We re-string all types of pearls and beads, we can supply appropriate replacement clasps where necessary.
Premier Seal and Deep Hand Engraving
We carry out engraving by hand which is carved into the precious metal to produce a deep and brilliant sharpness. Most items of jewellery can be hand engraved with initials, inscriptions and monograms. We also specialise in reverse deep seal engraving of heraldic family crests.
Our appraiser offers a fully comprehensive professional valuation service on all types of jewellery and silverware. We have our own gem-testing laboratory on the premises and this facility is an extremely important asset. Schedules are well presented together with colour photographs of all items appraised for the purpose of insurance, probate, sale or division between parties.
Silver items such as teapots and candlesticks can be restored to their original splendour. We offer a re-plating service and we can replace the blue glass liners to fit any size condiment.