Custom Designed Jewelry – “If you can dream it, we can make it!” At each Wickersham Jewelry location, the jewelry of your dreams can be made on-site using traditional hand fabrication; custom made using the lost wax casting method where a wax is hand carved; then cast into metal or designed with CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing). CAD/CAM software will direct the motion of a machine tool to make the exact shape as drawn. This results in a very precise piece of jewelry.
Diamond Importers – As one of central Wisconsin’s largest diamond importers, we handpick every diamond for our clients. Wickersham Jewelry offers South African diamonds obtained in Antwerp, Belgium. These diamonds have a world-class reputation built over a century of tradition and craftsmanship. Our diamond cutters are a Diamond Trading Company sight-holder, which is an exclusive club reserved for the best manufacturers in the world.
GIA Certified Gemologists on Staff – GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) – the creator of the 4 C’s – is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. GIA certification helps us identify gemstones, and is necessary for jewelry appraisals.
Jewelry Repair– Each Wickersham location has in-house jewelers to help with your jewelry repair needs, including:
-ring sizing (including silver, 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K White and Yellow Gold, Platinum and Palladium)
-replacing missing gemstones and diamonds
-re-tipping prongs to ensure safety of gemstones
-joining rings – usually wedding sets – to minimize excessive wear of the metal
-chain repairs, replacing clasps, and soldering breaks
-re-shanking rings that have worn thin
-pearl re-stringing (with or without knots between the pearls)
-laser welding service – which allows us to re-tip prongs on sensitive stones without removing them
-express service of ring sizing and repairs also available
Jewelry Cleaning – We are happy to keep your jewelry looking its best by inspecting, cleaning and polishing your jewelry.
Watch Repair – Our watch department provides repairs such as battery replacement, crystal replacement, band adjustment and replacement, crown and stem replacement, oiling and cleaning, and replacement of non-functioning quartz movements.
Appraisals – To fully protect your jewelry under insurance, an official appraisal is necessary. Our appraisal service typically takes ten business days, and is $100 for the first item and $50 for each additional item. However, we do not appraise watches or costume jewelry. All items are cleaned and inspected with this service.
Engraving – We offer engraving at all three of our locations for most metal surfaces including the inside of rings, plaques, cups, money clips, i.d. bracelets and more.
Restyling Jewelry – Let us help you fall in love with your jewelry all over again. By resetting your gemstones into a different mounting, you can change the look of any piece. Tired of an old ring? Let us help you update the setting into something you will cherish. Our staff is happy to help you create a fabulous new piece to enjoy for years to come.
In-Store Financing Options – All Wickersham Jewelry locations offer in-store financing through LJC. We will typically have the application processed within 15 minutes so you can take your new treasure home to enjoy immediately.
Layaway – All Wickersham Jewelry locations offer an in-house layaway program with a required 20% down payment and regular monthly payments for up to a six-month period.