Custom Jewelry Design and RepairsAt Julz we offer an extensive array of jewelry repair services
Visit us at Julz by Alan Rodriguez in Downtown Canton, Ohio. The very best in Stark County in redesigning and repairing your special jewelry. All work is completed in house by our Certified Bench Jeweler.
This is one of our latest redesign/remount creations. Our client inherited her grandmother’s watch, which didn’t work, and Alan and our bench jeweler, Tim, designed this modern cuff, with an added ruby with diamond accents. It can be worn casual or dressed up!
“I have to thank you again for the time you spent with Denny and I on Friday afternoon. Special thanks for rushing the order. I can’t tell you how excited and surprised I was to get a phone call on Saturday afternoon saying that the bracelet was complete and ready for pick up! I love, love, love my new bracelet and am so happy that I have it before my California trip! I have been showing it to everyone I come in contact with and I am constantly admiring it. I have not taken it off and plan to wear it all the time. Thanks again for the wonderful job that you do and the personal touch you add to make it so special. You helped make turning 60 a very fun and special birthday!” – Anita B. April, 2017
Unique Original DesignsWhen it's just too important to trust anyone else!
This is our custom design for Aultman Hospital’s Angel Auction for 2016. Alan Rodriguez’s unique designs are breathtaking. We can create jewelry from unworn pieces and gems or design contemporary jewelry that is one-of-a-kind.
Design your Engagement Ring to make it as Special as She is!
Redesign your Jewelry – with our Custom Remounts!
The 4 Cs
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has established a criteria in determining the quality and value of a diamond commonly referred to as the four C’s – Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight.
Many people confuse cut with the shape of a diamond. The shape you select is a matter of individual taste, and today your choice is only limited by the skill and imagination of the craftsman. The cutting grade is determined by their effort to maximize the refraction of light during every stage of the fashioning process. Most brilliant-cut or fancy-shaped diamonds possess 58 carefully angled flat surfaces, called facets, whose placement will affect the fire, brilliance and ultimate beauty of your diamond. The value of two diamonds with exactly the same carat weight could vary by 40% depending on the quality of cut. The highest grade is the ideal cut.
The most prized diamonds are colorless. Their beauty depends entirely upon their remarkable optical properties. All the colors of the rainbow are reflected back to your eye. Though most diamonds appear to be icy-white, the fact is that most diamonds have slight traces of color, usually yellow or brown. The most valuable is no color, or colorless, due to its rarity. With each subtle departure from colorless, there is a decrease in rarity and value. The GIA color grades range from D (colorless) all the way to Z (yellow-brownish).
Clarity in a diamond is defined by the presence of natural characteristics. A diamond is graded using a microscope at 10 power (10x) magnification. The most rare and valuable diamonds have no natural characteristics at 10 power, and diamonds with more and larger characteristics are less rare and less valuable. As with color, differences in clarity can be very subtle, yet have a decided impact on value.
Carat weight is the standard unit of weight for diamonds. One carat equals 1/5 of a gram, or .007 of an ounce. Carat weight is further divided into decimals. For example, exactly 1/2 carat is .50 carat and expressed as 50 points. Because diamonds are weighed to hundredths of a carat, they must be weighed on extremely precise and sensitive scales. All other factors being equal, as weight increases, so does rarity and value.
Caring for your jewelry
Julz by Alan Rodriguez in downtown Canton, Ohio has been a leader in caring for and repairing jewelry in the Stark county area. We offer complimentary cleaning and inspection of your jewelry. When wearing fine jewelry and gemstones, be aware that activity that subjects fine jewelry and gemstones to sharp blows may cause damage. Diamonds are also susceptible to damage from an impact, which may cause them to chip or crack. We suggest you remove your jewelry, especially rings, before doing household chores, gardening, playing sports or other activities that may cause damage.
Always apply hair spray, lotions or perfumes before you put on your jewelry. The ingredients in these products may cause damage, especially to cultured pearls. Wipe your pearls with a soft cloth after each wearing to remove skin oils and salts. Remove jewelry before entering a tanning booth, as some colored gemstones may fade and ask your jeweler which gems should not be worn in sunlight.
Few watches are waterproof, though many are water-resistant. If moisture or dust has penetrated the case of your watch, have it checked only by an authorized technician. Attempts by an untrained repair person may seriously damage the watch and invalidate factory warranties.
Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts
Julz by Alan Rodriguez provides cleaning as a free service to their customers along with complimentary check-ups to be certain the gemstones are secure and safe in their settings. Regular cleaning of your fine jewelry and gemstones is recommended. At home, check with the staff of Julz by Alan Rodriguez or other American Gem Society jeweler before using any jewelry cleaning products. Chemicals in some cleaning products can damage certain gems, pearls, sterling silver and other jewelry. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners, heat, hot water, and steamers. While home ultrasonic cleaners may be used for karat gold jewelry without gemstones, do not use it on porous gems such as lapis, coral, pearl or dyed gemstones. Unless you are absolutely sure about using this device to clean a piece of jewelry, don’t do it. Polishing cloths for your gold, sterling silver or other jewelry metals are available at our store. Don’t use paper towels as they may scratch the metal.
Our professional staff can advise you on caring for your jewelry. Stop in at Julz by Alan Rodriguez in downtown Canton, Ohio for more information and helpful advice!
Julz by Alan Rodriguez offers expert appraisals by two Certified Gemologist Appraisers. The following are questions to ask your insurance agent so that you can have total peace of mind while wearing your jewelry.
- Is an appraisal necessary for full coverage?
- Will my claim, and the replacement value, be more readily acceptable if the appraisal has been done by an AGS jeweler, Certified Gemologist or Certified Gemologist Appraiser?
- What is the difference between scheduled and unscheduled coverage?
- Is there a deductible?
- Is my policy all risk (partial loss, damage, theft, etc.)?
- Am I still covered if there is negligence or carelessness involved?
- Can I go to whomever I wish for the replacement?
- If a loss has been replaced through an insurance company source, will I be allowed to verify proper replacement by an independent firm or accredited appraiser?
- Is depreciated ever imposed?
- How often should I have an appraisal update?
- Are there any security precautions required?
- What proof is needed in reporting a loss?
- Are there any exclusions?
- What is the pair and set clause? Will the insurance cover an additional amount for matching a missing item in a set if it has not been computed and stated?
- Will the occurrence of an insured loss effect my continuing coverage?