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Frequently Asked Questions

Bridal Jewelry

At JF Jones Jewelers, we redefine the tradition of wedding bands, offering a variety beyond the classic plain gold circle. You can choose from diamond bands, anniversary bands with diamonds, gemstones, or even explore unique styles to suit your preferences. Break away from the norm and create special memories with wedding bands that reflect your personal style. Book an appointment today to discover the diverse range of wedding bands that couples in Greece, NY, love.
Explore our diverse collection of wedding bands that cater to both traditional and contemporary tastes. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of Classic Gold or the intricate designs of Fancy Gold, our selection includes options like Anniversary bands, Universal/Mens Diamond bands, Stackable bands, Contour bands, Enhancers, and more. With alternative metals and silicone options available, our Custom Band Designer allows you to create a truly unique and personalized piece for your special day.

We stand behind the quality of our jewelry at JF Jones Jewelers. While a minimum one-year manufacturer’s warranty is provided against defects, we understand that life happens. That’s why we offer the JM Care Plan, providing peace of mind for you or the jewelry wearer. This plan, available for purchase at the time of sale or within 30 days in-store, comes in both lifetime and 3-year options. For those with an active lifestyle or who prefer to keep their jewelry on at all times, our extended warranty plans are especially advantageous. Many of our designer lines also carry a lifetime manufacturer warranty, and by adding the JM Care Plan, we cover any shipping-related costs.
To learn more about the JM Care Plan, please visit JM Care Plan.

Each of our engagement rings is accompanied by an Insurance Appraisal detailing the authenticity, quality, and diamond size within the ring. Moreover, all diamonds exceeding 1/2 carat are furnished with a GIA natural diamond lab report for added assurance and transparency. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to ensure the authenticity and quality of our jewelry.

Wedding Bands and Rings:

Selecting the perfect metal for your wedding band is crucial, as it’s a piece meant to be worn every day for many years. Consider your lifestyle and profession when making this choice. Our alternative metals are especially popular for those who work with their hands, given their hardness compared to gold. For personalized metal recommendations, please visit our Precious Metals Guide and Alternative Wedding Bands.

Absolutely! You can customize the design of your wedding ring at JF Jones Jewelers. To get started, book an appointment by contacting us at 585-865-6604, 585-259-8151, or use our convenient online scheduling through Calendly.

Yes, we offer matching sets for both men and women. For men’s wedding bands, we provide helpful tips to guide your selection:

  • If you’re new to wearing rings, opt for a lighter metal and a thinner width for increased comfort.
  • Consider a comfort fit, with a rounded inside for a more comfortable feel.
  • Think about the long-term commitment of colors, with options like tungsten or titanium providing a dark grey compromise.
  • Choose satin or hammered finishes to conceal scratches, especially if you work with your hands. Alternatively, use a silicone band for work and keep your wedding band pristine for special occasions.

For information on jewelry cleaning, including maintenance and care for your wedding bands, visit our page on Jewelry Cleaner.
Regarding warranty, we stand behind our products with a minimum one-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects. While we can’t guarantee against life’s unexpected events, our JM Care Plan offers peace of mind. This plan is especially beneficial for those who are hard on their jewelry or prefer not to remove it regularly. We provide both a lifetime care plan and a 3-year option, available for purchase at the time of sale in-store. You can also choose to add the JM Care Plan within 30 days in-store only.
Many of our designer lines come with a lifetime manufacturer warranty. By adding the JM Care Plan to a lifetime warranty, we cover any shipping-related costs. Learn more about the JM Care Plan here.

Custom Jewelry:

At JF Jones Jewelers, our custom design process is a seamless journey guided by nearly a century of experience in creating heirlooms. To initiate the process, complete our online form, providing details about the occasion and your preferences. Our team of skilled artisans and designers will respond with personalized suggestions. You can explore our wide selection of designs in-store, and once you’ve found a style that resonates with you, we can modify it to suit your preferences. For an even more immersive experience, our state-of-the-art software allows real-time customization, providing a photo and video representation of your unique piece.
Absolutely! We encourage the incorporation of heirloom stones into your custom design. Our transparent pricing includes a setting and appraisal fee when using your heirloom stones. However, if we provide the stones, these fees are waived. We also offer the option to trade in your old jewelry, allowing you to offset the cost of your new custom piece.
No, there is no additional cost for custom jewelry consultations at JF Jones Jewelers. Our commitment to providing personalized service is reflected in our complimentary consultations, ensuring that your custom design experience is both enjoyable and cost-effective.
The timeline for receiving your custom-designed piece varies depending on the intricacy of the design. During your appointment, our designer can create a 3D computer rendering and calculate pricing. Typically, this process takes a week, and we can conveniently text or email the design for your review. After design approval, the final balance is due to complete the order. Rest assured, all our designs are proudly produced in the USA, and you can expect the completed piece to be ready for delivery in 4-6 weeks. Our commitment is to provide you with a seamless journey from design to delivery, ensuring your custom piece exceeds expectations.

Jewelry Repair:

We do ring re-sizing, shank repair, stone replacement, head replacement, chain and bracelet repair, and much more! You can check out more details about our jewelry repair services here: https://jfjonesjewelers.com/jewelryrepair/
Indeed. We start by using a microscope to examine the state of your jewelry in your presence. We can both easily see what needs to be repaired. We’ll compile a list of the required fixes and estimate their cost using our standard repair book. A price cannot be quoted unless the item is inspected in person. Do not contact us for estimates, please. We can provide you with an approximate amount if you text us a picture.
Cleaning Your Jewelry at Home: Always use professional cleaning products. Never try a DIY recipe or use household cleaners or chemicals. We offer a collection of cleaning products for you to maintain your jewelry at home between semi-annual inspections.
  • Bed time
  • Bathing/swimming/hot tub
  • House work/Laundry/Dishes
  • Gardening
  • Sports/Gym
  • Chemicals (Bleach, Ammonia, etc.)
  • Salt water
  • Chlorine (Hot tubs, pools)
  • Lotions, perfume, cosmetics
  • Hand sanitizer (60% + alcohol content is safe!)
These products can dull stones, contaminate metal and/or damage rhodium/gold plating/finish
Yes we warranty our repair work for 1 year. We recommend you bring in your jewelry every 6 months for a complimentary inspection and cleaning. This allows us to identify minor problems and suggest regular maintenance repairs before they turn into large problems like loss of stones or complete loss of bracelets or necklaces.

Jewelry Cleaning:

At least every six months, we advise getting a professional inspection and cleaning. Certain occupations and ways of living are more demanding on jewelry and should be changed every four months. We will examine your jewelry during your inspection to look for typical wear and tear and to see if any preventative maintenance could help your jewelry last longer.

Cleaning and inspections are always free, even if you didn’t buy your jewelry from us. You may book a cleaning appointment here: https://calendly.com/jfjonesjewelers/jewelry-cleaning

Jewelry is inspected under a digital microscope on a small monitor in front of you to check the condition of stones, prongs, clasps etc. Major issues are identified immediately and our skilled staff will suggest necessary repairs. After inspection your jewelry will soak in our ultra sonic cleaner, where sound waves move the heated solution into all the nooks and crannies for a thorough cleaning.

Lastly we will steam clean to remove pesky dirt and debris. (Not all stones can withstand the temperature of a steamer, our jewelers are trained to decipher if your jewelry can be steamed.)

Finally, after cleaning we will recheck all stones for tightness and security. Dirt, lotions and cosmetics can act like glue and hold stones securely in place. Upon removing the “glue” stones can become loose. We will inform you if this is the case and provide you with a free no obligations repair estimate.

Watch Repair:

Please note that there are select watches we do not service:
Brands: Breitling, Movado,Patek Philip,Rolex
Delicate Materials: Ceramic, Lucite/Plastic, Wood
Movements (we can service watch bands): Automatic (Seiko Kinetic), Wind Up, Solar (Citizen Eco Drive)
1 Year Warranty* (We will replace the battery within one year free of charge. We are not responsible for defective movements.)

Gold Buying:

We are everyday buyers of Dental Gold (please remove the teeth before bringing in,) Gold Jewelry, and Silver Jewelry in any condition
We offer fair and competitive pricing for your gold. We start by classifying your products according to the quality of their metal. After that, the metals are sorted, segregated, and weighed on our certified, calibrated scale. You decide whether or not to accept our offer to sell.

Yes, we have semi annual buying events for gold coins and bullion. Check out our Buying Event page for dates and details.

There is no minimum when traded in towards a purchase or a repair. Selling for cash- we have a $25 minimum to process the paperwork.

Jewelry Appraisal:

A useful tool for many situations, such as insurance, bankruptcy, separation/divorce, and estate planning, is our evaluation service. Before scheduling an appointment, find out from your lawyer what is needed if you need an appraisal for a legal matter.

Jewelry Insurance:

For jewelry valued over $1,000, we recommend insurance with Jewelers Mutual. They’ve protected our store for nearly 100 years, offering coverage beyond standard homeowners’ policies at a lower cost. For hassle-free insurance, all JF Jones jewelry comes with the required paperwork at no extra charge. Your peace of mind is our priority!
Jewelry insurance provides comprehensive coverage, encompassing loss, theft, damage, necessary repairs, sudden disappearance, flood-related incidents, and even protection during worldwide travel. Additionally, policyholders may benefit from deductible options, which offer flexibility in tailoring coverage to their specific needs and preferences. This ensures that your valuable pieces are safeguarded against a range of potential risks, providing you with peace of mind and financial protection.
Yes! All you need is a detailed receipt or appraisal.

Rhodium Plating:

Rhodium plating, commonly known as ‘dipping,’ is a process applied over yellow or white gold to achieve a white appearance. We exclusively use rhodium plating on fine gold jewelry. Rhodium, a rare and pure white metal from the platinum family, is highly reflective, exceptionally hard, and resistant to tarnishing. This makes it an ideal choice for plating jewelry, providing both protection and a bright white finish. Rhodium plating is particularly common for white gold, as pure gold has a yellow hue, and the alloy metals in white gold alone don’t achieve a fully white appearance.
The longevity of rhodium plating varies based on usage and exposure. Factors such as chemicals, perfumes, and personal body chemistry can affect the plating. Rings, due to more wear and tear, may require re-plating sooner than earrings or necklaces. Generally, rhodium plating can last between 1 and 5 years with proper care.
Our future rhodium plating services are not complimentary. However, upon the purchase of an engagement ring, we provide a coupon for a single complimentary rhodium service specifically for your engagement ring. This service is commonly utilized just before the wedding, ensuring both your engagement ring and new wedding band shine brightly together on the same rhodium schedule. Rhodium plating services are available, starting at $97. It’s an additional step to enhance the appearance and durability of your white gold jewelry.
Our standard service schedule runs one week. 24 hour service is available with appointment. The rhodium plating process involves cleaning, removal of any previous rhodium, buffing out scratches, polishing, and finally, rhodium plating. To provide a more accurate estimate, we recommend bringing in the item for evaluation.

Diamond Trade-Up:

When upgrading your JFJ loose diamond, solitaire ring, solitaire pendant or solitaire earrings, you’ll receive the full value that you paid, not including sales tax, as a credit towards the purchase of a new diamond. See the chart below for new purchase requirements.

Valid on natural diamonds only. Damaged items, single earrings or missing lab reports subject to restocking fee or disqualification. Trade-in excludes sales tax.

Solitaire Pendants & Earrings, Loose Diamonds, and Solitaire Rings
You will receive the original purchase price (before tax) back towards your new purchase.

Jewelry Concierge:

Our jewelry concierge service is designed to make your shopping experience effortless and personalized. Simply fill out the form on our website, providing details about the occasion, the recipient, and your preferences. We will then respond with 3-5 tailored gift suggestions via email. Further communication can take place through email, text, or phone call, according to your preference. The service extends to checking wishlists or recommending coordinating items based on your past purchases.
Scheduling a jewelry concierge appointment is easy. Complete the form on our website, sharing information about the occasion and your preferences. We will promptly respond with customized gift suggestions, and you can choose to communicate further via email, text, or phone call. If you wish to see the items in person, we can schedule an appointment for you to visit our store.
Absolutely! Our concierge service is equipped to assist you in finding specific or rare gemstones. Simply provide details about your desired gemstone in the form, and we will tailor our suggestions accordingly.
Our jewelry concierge service is a complimentary offering. There is no additional cost associated with utilizing this personalized service. We are committed to ensuring that your shopping experience is not only seamless but also tailored to your unique preferences.