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Kerns Services

Your jewelry collection is a statement about who you are. It represents gifts of personal milestones, family treasures passed down, and those “To Me, From Me” items you’ve bought to treat yourself.

The experts at Kerns work with your keepsakes as though they were our very own, bringing pride of workmanship to keep your fine jewelry and timepieces in the best possible condition.

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Custom Jewelry Design

Start with an idea of your own, or turn an outdated or damaged item into a stunning new piece of jewelry. With our CAD (computer-aided design), wax carving, and table sketching, we can turn your ideas into reality. Our designers will work with you to transform heirlooms items into new treasures that celebrate old and new.

Jewelry Cleaning

Fine jewelry will bring years of wearing pleasure with proper care and cleaning—and occasional inspection by a professional jeweler. Stop in for a quick safety check and cleaning of your jewelry. Deep cleaning, polishing, and refinishing services are also available.

Fine Jewelry Repair

Our in-house master jewelers are able to complete many fine jewelry repair necessities, including ring sizing, prong repair, new jewelry clasps, bracelet resizing, soldering. A consultation will ensure the safety and longevity of your treasured items.

Jeweler doing appraisal of fine jewelry

Jewelry Restoration

Our talented bench jewelers are experts at restoring heavily worn or damaged items. We provide detailed estimates and options before work is performed, so you know what to expect.

Restringing

Proper pearl and bead restringing is a rare skill and art form that the experts at Kerns pride themselves on. Unlike precious metal necklaces and bracelets, pearl and gemstone bead jewelry is strung on silk thread and needs regular maintenance to stay strong and stable. Browse through Kerns’ extensive array of clasps, bead spacers, and enhancers to give your necklace or bracelet a fresh new look.

Appraisal Services

Not sure what your item is worth? Our experts are at your service to put a value on your valuables for purposes including insurance, estate, fair-market value, liquidation, as well as simply your own curiosity.

Watch service

TIMEPIECE REPAIR

We know watches inside and out. Visit us for repair, overhaul, maintenance, and more. Kerns has an on-site watchmaker to service many of the world’s finest timepieces. Watch battery replacement, gasket service, polishing, and regulation are available on most watch brands.

TIMEPIECE STRAP & 
BRACELET REPLACEMENT

Whether you’re looking to restore the look of your vintage timepiece, or refresh your look with something new, Kerns offers replacement straps and bracelets for many brands. Browse our customized straps in a variety of leathers and fabrics for a look that’s all you.

VINTAGE WATCH RESTORATION

Repair, refinishing and restoration are available for most watches. From a new crystal to handmade parts, bring in your vintage timepiece for an estimate and consultation.

Engraving service

ENGRAVING

Personalization can be done on items you purchased at Kerns. Inscribe a special message inside a ring, on the back of a watch, or personalize a pair of cufflinks or a money clip.

BUY BACK & TRADE IN

We buy jewelry and watches from many designers and eras. Kerns offers generous trade-ins and, in some cases, consignment services as well.

BRIDAL REGISTRY

Create a gift registry, manage your items, and share your selections with family and friends. With an extensive variety of brands like Baccarat, Buccellati, Hermes, and Monica Rich Kosann, St. Louis, Kerns is the perfect place for the most discriminating brides.