Friday, February 26, 2016

Let JF Jones Service Your Jewelry Needs!

Let JF Jones Service Your Jewelry Needs!

Has your wedding ring lost the stunning shine it once held?  Maybe your watch isn’t ticking the same way?  Over the years, jewelry can lose radiance and functionality when continuously exposed to harsh elements.  If daily wear and tear has taken a toll on your jewelry, bring any and all of your pieces into JF Jones Jewelers to be freshened up!  With an in-house team of experienced jewelers and a full laboratory on our premises, we can provide a range of expert services for your needs.  

Take a look at just some of the services we have to offer:

Rhodium Plating
Rhodium is a rare, pure white metal that is highly reflective, extra hard, and resists tarnishing.  While rhodium is a costly metal, it is a relatively inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your jewelry.  Advances in technology have allowed thin layers of rhodium to be bonded with the surface of metals (known as rhodium plating).  Rhodium plating is typically done over white gold to give a brighter, newer appearance.  

If you have jewelry that has lost its luster, bring it into JF Jones Jewelers!   We will inspect, clean and apply rhodium plating to make  your jewelry radiant again.  In addition, we are more than happy to safely clean your rhodium-plated jewelry so it lasts as long as possible.   

Watch and Jewelry Repair
If you are weary about shipping your jewelry out for repairs, let us handle your repair needs in-house!  We will fix your jewelry needs including ring sizing, stone replacement, prong repair, chain and bracelet repair, and pearl restringing.  We will also repair almost any of your watch needs including battery replacement, band adjustment, clasp replacement, pin replacement, crystal replacement and more.

Inspection and Cleaning
Not sure if your jewelry is up to par? Stop in for a complimentary inspection and cleaning right while you wait.  We recommend your jewelry is inspected at least twice a year for preventative maintenance and repairs.  Fixing a prong or tightening a stone will cost a lot less than replacing a missing stone!

If you are in need of a certified jeweler for rhodium plating, watch repair, jewelry repair, custom designs or appraisals, stop into JF Jones Jewelers!  Our team is made up of highly experienced jewelers with years of experience.  Whether you want to update the appearance of a family heirloom or have worn down your favorite piece, we can help!

Set up an appointment today, browse our website or call 585-865-6604 with any questions.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Creating a Custom Engagement Ring

Congratulations!  You have finally found the one and are ready to shop for an engagement ring.  If you are looking for the perfect ring to show how special your loved one is, consider a custom engagement ring designed to your specifications.  A one-of-a-kind, custom engagement ring will make your future-wife feel like the luckiest woman in the world.  Not only are you involved in the fun, creative process, but you are also choosing a great way to launch the journey of marriage.

Creating a custom engagement ring may seem overwhelming, but it is relatively simple and well worth it in the end.  You may have been told custom rings are expensive.  But fear not, get the designer style without the designer price- only at JF Jones Jewelers.  Follow our tips for making this process seamless and successful!

Set a Budget
The traditional rule of thumb is that the groom should spend 2 month’s salary on an engagement ring.  However, this rule does not always apply in the new age of college loans. .  You should spend whatever feels comfortable for you.  With endless options to choose from, there will be a ring that fits your budget.  If you decide on a ring out of your price range,  we offer layaway, financing and accept trade-ins

Find Her Style
Modern or vintage?  Sleek or detailed?  To find your girlfriend’s ideal engagement ring, you must find what style she likes.  Look through her existing jewelry or peek on her Pinterest account for inspiration.  There are endless style options to choose from that will fit her preferences.  No luck? Bring in her sister or best friend for help!

Choose a Metal
The first step is picking a setting .  The main choices for engagement ring metals are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.  To get a sense of what she likes, take a look at the jewelry she usually wears and go from there.

Select a Diamond or Gemstone
After selecting a setting, it’s time to decide on a stone.  While most engagement rings feature a diamond, sapphire and ruby are popular options for those who want a non-traditional look.  If you’re set on a diamond, don’t forget the 4 C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat.  In addition to the 4 C’s, you’ll also want to choose a diamond shape.  The most popular shapes include round, princess and cushion.

Know Her Ring Size
We don’t want you to stress about the ring size, but a measurement would be helpful to ensure a perfect fit the first time around.
While most women have a 6- or 7 ring size, finding the exact measurement is simple.  Grab a ring she wears on her left ring finger and bring it to us to get measured. If the ring does end up being the wrong size, don’t worry!  We have two jewelers to perform your sizing here in house.

Visit a Professional
When you want to design a custom engagement ring, Brittany, our bridal specialist, can help capture your inspiration with the latest technology and craftsmanship.  At JF Jones Jewelers, we offer prototypes of designs and customizable options.  Our interactive app will allow you to see exactly how your custom engagement ring will look.  As a local family business with US made and recycled metals products, we will finalize your ring in 2 weeks or less. 

Stop in for a consultation and let Brittany create a one of a kind ring from your ideas.  For more information, visit or call (585) 865-6604. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

JF Jones Jewelers, Greece’s Oldest Jeweler

For the past 88 years, JF Jones Jewelers has been providing a full range of services to the Rochester, New York area!  Founded in 1928 by Joseph F. Jones, our store started as a watchmaker and repair shop.  Over three generations, JF Jones Jewelers has grown to a full service jewelry store to include the sale of fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, watches and clocks.  We are proud to offer the same family-style service that we started with.

Our unique, hand-selected jewelry, expert jewelry service and watch repair has allowed us to maintain our well-earned reputation of honesty, quality and trust.  We are very proud to be one of the oldest family-owned and run businesses in the area.  We recently moved to our new location in Stone Ridge Plaza on West Ridge Road and are happy to accommodate all of your needs with our wide range of services. 

Jewelry Repair
Watch Repair
Rhodium Plating
Complimentary Inspections & Cleaning
Custom Jewelry Design

All services JF Jones Jewelers has to offer are done in-house by a team of highly experienced jewelers.  Collectively, our staff has over 100 plus years of experience in the industry.  We also have a full laboratory on premises including both current and old-world jewelry technology.  Stop in and let our family help your family select your next heirloom piece.  For more information, browse our website or call 585-865-6604 with any questions.

Stone Ridge Plaza
1588 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14615
Nearest Stone Rd Entrance

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