Our Services

Carter's Jewel Chest offers a wide range of expert sevice including jewelery and watch repairs, custom jewelry design, engraving, jewelry appraisals, pearl stringing, and Howard Miller clock repair. All of these services come with free estimates.


Jewelry Repairs:

Our in-house repair shop focuses on all aspects of jewelry repair and design using the latest in laser welding technology and sophisticated CAD software.  Repairs include ring sizing, diamond/stone setting, prong repair and re-tipping, pearl and bead restringing, chain soldering, rhodium plating, polish and cleaning, and much more. At Carter's Jewel Chest you can speak with one of our expert jewelers in person so you know who is performing this tedious service on your precious family heirloom.

FREE price quotes are given on all repair or custom design projects before we start the work.

We will clean and inspect your jewelry anytime at NO CHARGE.

Watch Repairs:

At Carter's Jewel Chest we have two watch makers that take pride in working on your timepiece. We do routine battery changes and watch band adjustments while you wait. Please stop by for a free quote to get you back on time!

Custom Jewelry:

At Carter's Jewel Chest we offer a complete custom design solution for your jewelry needs. Our talented team of sales associates can assist you in creating a custom piece of jewelry to suit your taste and budget.  Any concept or thought can be generated into a virtual image for your review. The process begins with a one-on-one brainstorming consultation and ends with a one of a kind piece created just for you. The best part is everything is done on our premises, so your precious family heirlooms will never leave our store.


At Carter's Jewel Chest we can personalize almost anything. We have a state of the art engraving machine that is capable of engraving metal, glass, crystal, plastic, and acrylic. Some of our more interesting projects include shotguns, knives, and inside rings or bangle bracelets.


An appraisal is an unbiased opinion as to the quality, design, authenticity, and value of a specific piece of jewelry. Carter's Jewel Chest offers full appraisal services for insurance documentation done by its own gemologists:Chris and Nicole Carter, GIA Graduate Gemologists, and Mike Jaeger, AGS Certified Gemologist .

A jewelry appraisal or report is one of the most important documents you will ever acquire. Written jewelry evaluations are used by insurance companies, banks, governmental agencies, and the courts - the reports must meet certain requirements for each purpose. You need a credentialed professional who can provide accurate information and reliable documentation of the quality and value of your jewelry. It is in your best interest to work with an unbiased appraiser you can trust...a Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society.

The Certified Gemologist has successfully completed a comprehensive and rigorous theoretical and practical examination.

For a CG, continuing education in the field of appraisals is an ongoing requirement. To retain the CG title and society membership, the American Gem Society requires that a recertification exam be successfully completed each year. The recertification proves continued knowledge, proficiency, and familiarity with new developments in the industry.

Your written jewelry evaluation will include:

-A complete description of the jewelry including size and grades of the gemstones.

-A clearly explained description of any grading system used for evaluating either diamonds or gemstones.

-Photographs of the jewelry

-Statement of total value

The American Gem Society

As a member of the American Gem Society, each Certified Gemologist pledges to uphold the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection.

 Pearl Stringing:

Our pearl stringing is all done in house, so your valuable possessions never run the risk of being lost in the mail. We string beads and pearls of all kinds with or without knots. We recommend that you restring your pearls at the first sign of the cord stretching.

Pearl Care & Cleaning

Never use ultrasonic or steam cleaners.  Clean regularly (after each wearing) with a soft cloth.  Periodically clean with very mild non-detergent soap.  Lay pearls on a clean towel and dry completely before wear. Avoid contact with perfumes, cosmetics and household cleaners, and return your strand to Carter's Jewel Chest for periodic professional cleaning and restringing.

Lifetime Diamond Guarantee:

You can Buy with confidence because all CJC Diamond Jewelry is covered by a lifetime guarantee agains breakage due to faulty workmanship, materials or normal wear if you have it cleaned and inspected twice yearly.