A good jeweler/jewelry artist?

Thumbnail image for ring in palmAlison emails:

I received a lovely bracelet for Christmas, but it is a little too big. I'm looking for someone in the area who can not only shorted the bracelet, but make some nice earrings from the removed stones. Does anyone have a great jewelry artist they can recommend?

Got a suggestion for Alison? Please share! And bonus points for a sentence or two about why're recommending that place.

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Comments

Roxanne of Xanne Fran Studios is super talented. She does some amazing custom sterling silver jewel. Her website is here: https://www.facebook.com/xannefranstudios

Hannoush on wolf rd. . Ask for Eli.

I recommend Joyelles Jewelers in Delmar. Also Black Anvil in Greenville.

Renaissance Studio Jewelry & Custom Design
31 Clinton Ave (Just behind the Palace Theater)
Albany, NY
Call for hours: 650-4040

Metroland recently had an excellent article on the jeweler Glen Edward von Wergers:

http://metroland.net/2014/12/18/full-sail/

J.K. Bloom in Troy. Best in the area.

Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers. She made my gorgeous engagement ring and I couldn't be happier with it. Drue gave my fiance excellent customer service, quick turn around time, and a great value for his money.

I second Drue Sanders. Had my wedding ring made there and she incorporated stones from two different pairs of earrings and my great-grandmother's traditional engagement ring. I had an idea of what I wanted and she created a version of it on the computer so we could tweak it. The end result was fantastic. Plus all super nice people there and sometimes dogs are in the shop. (That's a plus for me)

DeJonghe Jewelery in Saratoga Springs does good work -- he's a really nice guy, and he does quality work, including custom stuff, at a good value.

Drue Sanders. Surpringly affordable. She designed a custom band to nest with my antique engagement ring. And rebuilt the prongs of the antique to keep the stone secure. All the work is done on site - no outsourcing.

Scoville Jewelers in Glens Falls -- Ask for Casey

I recommend john fritze in Delmar. He is a superior craftsman. He repaired my broken antique filigree gold ring to look like new. Try him.
4 Normanskill Blvd
Delmar, NY 12054
439-7690

Joyelle's in Delmar gets all my business. Fast, friendly, affordable, convenient.

Another vote for Drue...she took a family heirloom engagement ring that had been badly damaged by other jewelers and recreated it by hand, based on her knowledge of jewelry styles at the time it was originally made. Price was very fair and she allowed us to pay it over the course of the job.

We specialize in custom work and repairs. I am more than happy to take care of sizing the bracelet and designing a pair of earrings with the remaining gems.
The store phone is 464-9636 we are open Mon-Sat. Give. Call for a design appointment.
Looking forward to working with you,
Drue

I nominate The Renaisance Studio. I am a native of the Berkshires, now in Florida but Captain Glen Von Wergers jewelry Shop is a destination for me-every visit! His jewelry isn't the run of the Mill- it is PURE ART.
Lately the Captain isn't feeling well and a recognition like this would be timely and DESERVED. He is a true artisan with pieces that appeal to every taste. This guy has designs and prices that are second to none!
He is a generous man who gives much of his jewelry as gifts to those he cares for-- and he cares for many!!

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