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Best Places To Get Your Jewelry Cleaned In East Bay

May 1, 2012 6:00 AM

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Not all jewelry cleaning is alike, and it takes time to find someone you trust with your valuables. Because pricing and quality of work are important variables, it’s important to find jewelry cleaning locations that can be trusted. Rest assured your pieces won’t harmed and will be back in your hands in as little as 10 minutes when taken to these East Bay jewelers. You also have the option of having your jewelry polished. Listed below are jewelry stores that have developed a solid reputation for their work and have other goodies to shop for while you wait for your pieces to be shined and cleaned.
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Bill’s Trading Post
2945 College Ave. (between Ashby Ave & Russell St.)
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 841-1615

Price: Could be no charge depending on the jewelry
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Step into a Native American home in this very eclectic store carrying Native American wares alongside a section called the “Gem Gallery” in the Elmwood/Claremont neighborhood. Going against the grain of the theme in this shop is the surprising amount of modern contemporary pieces in the gem gallery. Bill’s Trading Post often has requests for custom made engagement settings and resizings. This is also a business within a business–cleaning takes place within regular business hours and normally no charge or a very little cost depending on how much one is bringing into the store. The staff here is friendly and is quick to offer expert advice to both customers and window shoppers alike. The intent of Bill’s staff is to make you a longtime friend and repeat visitor.

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JewelSmiths
2475 #3 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925)743-1713
www.jewelsmiths.com

Price: Free light cleaning – up to 3 items; $10.50 per item for professional cleaning.
Hours: Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

JewelSmiths designer jewelry store is located in the Diablo Plaza Safeway Shopping Center and offers a full array of jewelry cleaning, jewelry making and design. The experts here customized a majority of the jewelry in-store and are happy to offer a professional cleaning. Professional cleaning consists of a regular cleaning plus polishing the jewelry to remove scratches. Check out JewelSmiths’ blog about jewelry design. Small repairs are a no brainer, and can be done while the customer is waiting; larger repairs are also done in-house, but may take longer.

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Darren Jewelers
700 Hartz Way
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 314-0077
www.facebook.com/pages/Darren-Jewelers

Price: Free cleaning; $40 for polishing
Hours: Mon, Sat – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Darren is king of his domain in this tiny shop located within a strip center. Do not be fooled by the small and inconspicuous storefront, as it offers great customer service for your jewelry needs. This is truly a diamond in the rough, with first rate service and your expectations met on all jewelry designs. Bring your jewelry in to Darren and cleanings are free. Polishing is done by machine and does cost a bit more, but your jewelry will look like it is brand new.

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Silver Lining Jewelry
3340 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 465-5103
silverliningjewelryoakland.com

Price: $2-$5, depending on the item being cleaned
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Silver Lining Jewelry is a small jewelry business located in the Lakeshore neighborhood and has been around since 1980. A family-run shop, Silver Lining Jewelry does keep things honest and open at this Oakland store. This means they aren’t going to sell you on something that you don’t need or could risk the quality of your jewelry.  Come in for a cleaning and you will find the staff ready to help you as if you were buying a high-priced item. With a large selection to choose from, they also offer baby ear piercings, engraving, battery replacement for watches, ring resizing and other jewelry repair. As an added plus, there is street parking or a free lot behind the store.

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Newark Jewelry Center
5646 Thornton Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 797-5993
www.newarkjewelrycenter.com

Price: Free cleaning
Hours: Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.

The unassuming outside appearance of Newark Jewelry Center is deceiving, as this is notably one of the best, family-owned jewelry stores in town. What can one expect when coming here to get jewelry cleaned?  Fast service, quality cleanings and factory trained individuals ready to service your jewelry. Craftsmanship is the name of the game here, with perfection evident in all the jewelry they carry. Cleanings are always free and repairs are cheap.

Mel Ball is the founder of AskASalon.com, utilizing her background of 10 years in the beauty industry to promote, market, mentor, and build business for small salons and spas across the country. She links up quality salon or spa talented folks with businesses that need them, and supports the growth of all those in the service industry through her virtual knowledge networking site and real-world events. She resides in San Francisco. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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