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When to See a Jeweler

When to See a Jeweler

Think of all the things you do to take care of your car. You wash it, you change the oil, change the air filters, and more. Maybe you do it yourself, or maybe you bring it into a shop for routine maintenance. How long have you owned your car? How long do you plan to own it? In contrast, how do you answer those questions for your wedding ring? It's time to give your jewelry some of the same love and care. Your jeweler is your ring's mechanic and more....

Pearl and Alexandrite – June Birthstones

It's June, and that means June birthdays! Those lucky people have two beautiful and unique June birthstones to choose between. Which one is your favorite? Pearls The first of the June birthstones we'll look at is pearl. There are a variety of types and sources of pearl, all beautiful in their own right. Most pearls that are commercially available are cultured (that is, they are farmed). Naturally occurring pearls are extremely rare. The main markers of quality are the smoothness of the shape and the quality of the nacre:...

6 Things to Know About Cleaning Jewelry

Some of the most common questions we get revolve around cleaning jewelry. In this post, we tackled your queries about how to make your jewelry sparkle. Q: How often should I clean my jewelry? Cleaning jewelry can be done as often as it needs. For items worn regularly, it would be reasonable to clean it as often as once a week or more, especially for pieces exposed to lotion, dirt, etc. Haven't cleaned your ring since you got married? Don't worry, it also won't hurt your jewelry to only clean it...

Faber Metalli Referral Program

Do you know someone in need of an engagement ring? Are your friends complaining that their jewelry needs to be repaired? Does your mother-in-law want to get her ring cleaned and its stones checked? Chances are, you know someone that needs the service of an experienced jeweler. Why not send them our way and get something nice for yourself, too? Our referral program is a win-win-win for everyone! Simply have them bring in one of our referral cards with your name on it - the will get 10% off...

Custom Ordering and Designing

Are you looking for the perfect piece of jewelry, but don't see it on our shop page? Don't let our selection limit your imagination! We can help you find just you want, from a store you trust. Custom Ordering - Explore the thousands of designs available in the online showcase. Browse on your own, or stop in and look with us. We also have paper catalogs available. Pick your design, pick your metal, and pick your stone. We can offer as little or as much guidance as you want....

Customer Survey

We want to hear from YOU! It's been a couple decades since Sleepy Eye has had a jewelry store, and we want to make sure we offer you everything you would hope to see in your hometown jewelry store. All you have to do to have a voice in what we offer is fill out a short survey for us. Of course we're always happy to have you come in to chat, too! As a heartfelt thank you, everyone who fills out a survey will receive 10% off their next...

Open Studio Hours

Faber Metalli is open for business! We are excited to be able to offer you a full range of jewelry pieces and services, including: Fine and Bridge Jewelry Faceted Gemstones Cabochons Custom Designed Jewelry Custom Orders Cleaning and Polishing Jewelry Repair Stone Repair Changing Watch Batteries As a very talented jewelry designer, William will be creating unique lines of jewelry to stock our cases. This takes dedicated time in the workshop, but we wanted to offer you a local option for a full-service jewelry shop as soon as possible....

The Story Behind Faber Metalli

Starting a jewelry business is something I have always dreamed of. I've been working with metals since I was 12, and I started taking jewelry classes in high school. My teacher became a mentor to me, and she eventually got me my first job as a bench jeweler. After high school, I continued to pursue additional training in jewelry, completing the jewelry intensive at Revere Academy. After working for 5 years I went back to school, studying gold- and silversmithing in Germany. I enjoy working with my hands and creating...