Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A nonprofit institute, GIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones, by providing the education, laboratory services, research, and instruments needed to accurately and objectively determine gemstone quality.
CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN Those who can imagine a special design can have it brought to life by Jose. If you have jewelry that is a family heirloom, outdated or just not quite your style anymore, let Jose redesign a new piece of jewelry that you will adore and be proud to wear. Better to show off those exquisite gems than to have them collecting dust in your dresser at home. Collaborate on a ring, pendant, earrings, bracelet or whatever entices your fancy. Call us today to schedule your private one on one appointment.
JEWELRY APPRAISAL FOR INSURANCE Appraisals help you protect your precious jewelry by helping you insure it for its proper value. GIA certified, our Graduate Gemologist can help with all of your jewelry appraisal needs.
PEARL RESTRINGING With strands of pearls, dirt and grease eventually gets in between the pearls and attacks the material upon which they are threaded. As the thread weakens, the more chance there is of it snapping. Eventually, the thread will look discoloured and tired. As a guideline, if you wear your pearls weekly or more often, you are probably going to need to re-string once every couple of years or so. If you are wearing your pearls once a month or less, then re-stringing every three or four years will usually suffice.
FINE WATCH REPAIR From battery replacement or band adjustment to complete restoration, Jose Aragon Jewelers can keep you on time.