Fine Jewelry Since 1987
Come visit us. We are proud of our large collection of fine jewelry and we invite you to browse and ask questions. M. Lowe & Company has provided jewelry expertise on repairs and appraisals for over two decades. We offer many services and our attention to detail has gained us a loyal following of locals and jewelry connoisseurs from around the country. We hope our store can provide you with fine jewels that will become a part of your family traditions for years to come.
Our services range from the very simple, such as restringing pearl necklaces or repairing broken clasps, to the very precise and complicated, such as searching for a matching diamond in a vintage earring, or finding an exact match for a lost gem. We also offer engagement ring consultation services for couples — complete with champagne and diamond lessons. If you are interested in gemology we would be happy to talk to you. We are in the process of building a library of gemological reference guides as a free community service.
Custom Jewelry Design
M. Lowe & Company is pleased to offer our customers the ability to commission and design their own pieces of jewelry. We will work with you to design a ring, necklace, earrings, bracelet or whatever you imagine. We will find the gems you envision, create the setting you desire with the finish you want. Our jewelers and engravers are very talented at bringing your dreams to life.
Jewelry cleaning is always free, if you stop by the store. If your jewelry needs more than a simple polish we are happy to take it in to the repair clinic where our jeweler can re-size rings, re-set or re-polish stones, match missing gems, and perform many other feats of precision and skill. We also have access to state-of-the-art lasers for specialized jobs.
If you are curious about the value of an antique piece of jewelry you are welcome to bring it by the store. With our years of experience we can give you a reliable estimate. If you need documentation paperwork for insurance purposes we are happy to set up an appointment for you with our professional appraiser.
Champagne & Diamonds
M. Lowe & Company loves helping newly engaged couples find a ring that makes their eyes sparkle. Most young couples start the search for an engagement ring knowing very little about diamonds or fine jewelry. We invite you to make an appointment with one of our engagement and wedding ring specialists. We will use our extensive collection of rings to educate you about diamond shapes, colors, grades, settings and styles, as well as types of metal and engraving. There is no pressure to buy a ring, the service is free, and it makes for a very fun date.
Call 510 486-0613 to book an appointment and we will have chilled champagne waiting for you.
Community comes first…
M. Lowe & Company is proud to be an active and engaged part of North Berkeley’s famous Gourmet Ghetto. M. Lowe is a director on the Board of the North Shattuck Business Improvement District. The store often has a question-and-answer table at the “Off the Grid” event, which is a small weekly street fair of gourmet food trucks and a social hot-spot. The jewelry gallery frequently displays the work of contemporary photographers and painters. M. Lowe & Company is in the process of building a free mini lending library of gemological reference guides for customers who are interested in the science and natural history of gems. M. Lowe and her staff are always planning the next local scavenger hunt, design contest or other fun event.