Just wanted to pitch my experience with Beach Jewelry Center in Long Beach -
These folks treat customers with the utmost importance and great prices, even when they just replaced my watch battery last year. Today, they re-sized my favorite ring, and took extra precaution to remove the stone and then re-mount it so it would not suffer any heat damage. In addition they greatly cleaned and polished it to the point of restoring it like new, and I can't even tell where it was cut! They even had it ready for me in just a couple hours.
They'll be setting a couple opals for me soon, and I'll be happy to let you all know how that goes. But, in the meantime, I just wanted to give them props for going the extra mile for their customers. (And, no, I don't even know these people on a personal level.)
They are located at 121 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 437-7661.