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5 Best Places To Get Your Jewelry Cleaned In New York

May 1, 2012 6:00 AM

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If you wish to peek into a woman’s soul, raise the lid on her jewelry box. No matter what secret treasures she holds in this most personal of spaces, sooner or later, they will all need to get cleaned. Whether it’s baby’s first locket or a cherished engagement ring, precious jewelry deserves the attention of experts who understand the cleaning procedures required, from platinum to pearls. Here are the five borough’s best.
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Jimmy’s Fine Jewelry
1909 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 494-1133

Hours: Tues to Weds, Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs – 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sat – 9  a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Granello clan has been running Jimmy’s Fine Jewelry with pride for two generations and will treat you like family as soon as you walk in the door. Almost any piece of jewelry you bring in will be steamed clean, free of charge. And if you’d rather sell it than clean it, Jimmy’s is a leading buyer of gold and diamonds, too. Watch repair and insurance-approved appraisals are expertly handled by a staff that understands the value of heirloom beauties as well as modern pieces. If a welcoming smile and easy-going atmosphere are as important to you as indefatigable professionalism, this is your place.

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Brown’s Jewelers
5690 Riverdale Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 549-2730

Hours: Mon to Weds, Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brown’s is a Bronx institution focused on customer service and an understanding of fine valuables and how to care for them. Jewelry cleaning is free, but treated like a million dollar transaction. Brown’s also sells a large assortment of fine giftware items as well as fine jewelry. Looking for a unique gift idea for that grandfather or dad in your life who is impossible to shop for? Why not fix or spruce up his favorite timepiece? Clock and watch repair are also a specialty at this Bronx shop.

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Onofrio D. Oro, Inc.
7407 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 680-5723

Hours: Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The whimsical, inspired-by-nature jewelry designed by Tiffany-trained artisan Onofrio Demattia put this store on the map. Both locations in Brooklyn are staffed with qualified experts who adeptly polish and buff metal, glass, precious and semi-precious gemstones as well as steam-clean your prized pieces back to shiny perfection. When was the last time you had your valuables appraised? Onofrio suggests doing it once every three years. While you’re polishing your gems back to their former glittery glory, consider getting the 411 on their current value. Cleaning ranges from free-of-charge to around $20 per piece.

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AY Jewelry Repair
23 W. 47th Street, lower level
New York, NY 10036
(212) 575-6322

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The high-pressure atmosphere of 47th Street seems to fade away when you enter AY Jewelry. From cleaning and buffing to laser welding, the team at AY will treat your jewelry to the re-do of a lifetime. The best part is the affordability, as these services will only set you back from $3 to $20 per piece. Stem and crown replacement as well as laser welding are also available. Owner Ara is known for his craftsmanship, honesty and fair pricing.

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Antoine’s Fine Jewelry
21-50 31st St.
Astoria, NY 11101
(212) 726-8609

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Antoine’s has become a beloved Long Island City institution in just five years of operation. Friendly and quick service are the hallmarks of this effiiciently-run, small shop in the Steinway neighborhood. Jewelry is steamed clean for free and polished for just around $10. Watch and jewelry repair are also a specialty here.

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Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at

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