Harold Finkle Your Jeweler has been the Capital District’s trusted jewelry repair center for over 85 years. All of our jewelry repairs are done on premises by our master craftsmen. Harold Finkle works on all karats of gold, platinum, palladium, most silvers, and even some fashion jewelry. From a simple battery replacement to a complete ring restoration look no further than Harold Finkle Your Jeweler to satisfy any of your jewelry repair needs.
Are you unable to wear a ring because it no longer fits? Let us put that ring back on your finger! We offer several options for most precious metal types, including gold, platinum and silver. Our specialists will determine your proper ring size and professionally size your ring to fit you perfectly. We also offer non-traditional sizing methods such as sizing beads, arthritic finger-fit shanks, and ring guards.
Necklaces and bracelets that are worn regularly may weaken and stretch out over time. Our jewelers are happy to inspect your chains, repair any breaks and replace worn out end tabs and clasps. We also have the ability to shorten or lengthen your chain to fit you perfectly.
Prongs are the most important part of a piece of jewelry, as they hold your stones in place. Prong retipping is a common form of jewelry maintenance, typically performed every 5-10 years, that will help prevent you from losing your precious diamonds and gemstones.
Our jewelers have experience with all setting styles: prong, channel, bezel, pave and tension. Whether you have a stone that needs a mounting or a setting that needs a stone, we can accommodate you. We offer an extensive selection of natural, synthetic and lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. Our gemologists are highly skilled in stone matching, and can help you restore any type of jewelry.
With time and normal wear, the cords of pearl necklaces and bracelet weaken and are susceptible to breakage. If the string on your strand appears dark in color or your pearls can slide back and forth, it is time to have them restrung. This is recommended every 2-3 years. Our stringers are experienced in working with all types of fine and fashion jewelry, stringing everything from costume beaded jewelry to the most precious Akoya and Tahitian pearls. Visit our pearl care guide for more information.
We specialize in designing and creating custom jewelry, utilizing the most advanced technology to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. Our professional designers and experienced jewelers can create something entirely new or modify an outdated piece you no longer enjoy. Share with us your vision, whether it be a sketch, a magazine advertisement or a Pinterest board and we will build it for you, modifying it to your exact needs. We can work with your heirloom diamonds and gemstones, or you can select something new from our extensive collection of on-hand loose stones. If we don't have exactly what you're looking for, we will source it from our network of gemstone cutters around the world. Rest assured, the final product will be exactly what you envision, as we ask for your approval every step of the way.
When your jewelry no longer shines the way it once did, its time to visit Your Jeweler for a complimentary cleaning! First, we perform a thorough inspection to determine if there is any damage that might jeopardize the integrity of your valued pieces. After evaluating the settings and stones, we bathe your jewelry in our ultrasonic cleaner and finish with a steam clean. If your item requires a little more time and care, we offer polishing, refinishing, rhodium plating and full restorations for a small charge. We also offer a full line of professional jewelry cleaning supplies to help you care for your jewelry at home and on the go, including portable ultrasonic cleaners!
Keeping your watch clean and functioning correctly requires proper maintenance. Rest assured that the professionals at Harold Finkle have the knowledge and experience to do just that. Our staff consists of multiple seasoned watch specialists, including a master watch technician with over 40 years of experience.
We have the ability to service all brands and styles of watches - quartz, mechanical, automatic, kinetic, & solar. Watch servicing is generally recommended every 3-5 years to ensure the components inside the watch are cleaned and lubricated and that the mechanisms are free from dust, dirt and moisture. Even quartz watches have wheels and gears that may need to be cleaned or replaced. We are able to perform such repairs, as well as crystal replacement, stem and crown replacement, dial swaps and bracelet link adjustment. If requested we will always provide an estimate before beginning any watch repair and we offer a one year guarantee on our work. Whether it's a battery in a Timex or a full restoration of a vintage pocket watch, trust Your Jeweler to get you back on time!