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Best Places To Get Your Jewelry Cleaned Around Los Angeles

May 1, 2012 6:00 AM

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Giving your bling a professional cleaning and check-up is a good idea every now and then. It keeps your jewelry looking its absolute best and allows for the earliest possible identification of any damage or wear and tear on your favorite pieces. Many shops offer free cleaning, but you’ll find they will charge you for repairs and re-polishing. Protect your jewelry from discoloration, tarnishing and from turning dull and dingy by visiting your local jewelry store. Make some time to shine.
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Pasha Fine Jewelry Manhattan Beach
1100 Manhattan Ave., Ste 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 376-2800
www.pashafinejewelry.com

Hours: Tues to Sun – 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jewelry is a lifetime investment, so it’s wise to take care of your pieces and have them professionally cleaned. Pasha Fine Jewelry in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach will make your engagement rings, center stones, color stone pieces and pearls sparkle like new with its state of the art polishing machines. The shop’s on-site jewelers will ensure your jewelry goes home sparkling with brilliant shine and that all of your piece’s are stones intact. Designer and owner Albert Takalak says that colored stones need extra attention. There is a minimal cleaning charge, depending on the piece and what needs to be done.

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Morgan & Company Jewellers
Westwood Village
1131 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-3377
www.morganjewellers.com

Hours: Tues to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Since 1965, Morgan & Company Jewellers in Westwood has been an invaluable source for lovers of antique and vintage jewelry. These experts say to visit your local jeweler every 6-12 months for a full jewelry check-up. Morgan and Company inspects your pieces first to check on settings, prongs and tips and for any damage like scratching on the gemstone or diamond. Here, jewelry goes into an ultrasound machine and is then steam cleaned at no charge. Depending on the piece, your gold rings, bracelets, or necklaces may need a repolish and clients often choose to refinish the metal or rodium plate so pieces look brand new. Repolishing is an actual repair that can be labor intensive with several processes, so cost varies.

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M.S.K. Design
650 South Hill St. Suite A20
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 688-0145
www.mskdesign.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You’ll be dazzled by the service and goods at M.S.K. Design in the jewelry district Downtown. If you want any of your pieces cleaned, updated or repurposed, Mike Kahkedjian is the guy to see here. Jewelry cleaning is a free service to all of his clients both new and old. All pieces are cleaned at their viewing, giving customers security and peace of mind. Mike’s best advice for keeping your jewelry sparkling? Avoid touching your diamonds – they easily attract grease and oil. Specializing in imported diamonds, M.S.K. designs custom pieces for several stars and athletes including Snoop Dogg, 50-Cent, Lamar Odom, Jamal Sampson, Cindy Crawford, Maria Shriver, Reggie Bush and many more. Mike says it is most important to trust your jeweler. Stay awhile and you’ll find yourself in some delightful conversation over an Armenian coffee with Mike.

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Fast Fix Jewelry & Watch Repair
Westfield Fashion Square (Level 1)
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 789-0197
www.fastfix.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you are looking for a quick clean and you are out and about running errands in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood, Fast Fix Jewelry & Watch Repair at Westfield Fashon Square mall will certainly do the trick. This shop offers two cleaning options: Fast Fix will inspect and steam clean your items at no cost or, if pieces need polishing due to common wear and tear or from more serious damage, it could cost you from $20- $200, all depending on the condition of jewelry. As the store’s name implies, this is also a great option for those looking to get timepieces repaired or replacement batteries for their watches.

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Montana Clock Shop
1617 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-394-0711

Hours: Tues to Fri – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Montana Clock Shop is the place on the Westside to have your watch cleaned and repaired. John Nichols, the longtime owner here, is a total expert on timepieces, both vintage and designer. While Montana Clock Shop is a little on the pricey side and you may find yourself waiting in line from time to time, just know it’s because your piece will be taken care of with love. John is neighborly and never forgets a face. In the summer, be sure to check the store’s hours and vacation days so you’re not making a trip when the store might be closed. Cost here depends on the piece you’re having cleaned.

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Sheryl Craig embraces her passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. A writer at heart, Sheryl’s background in journalism and public relations gives her the knack to meet new people, unveil new discoveries and share ideas. Motivated by a healthy lifestyle, she integrates that attitude into raising her two teenage daughters, and into every facet of her daily life. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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