We’ve gathered a list of our customers’ most popular questions and our answers. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, please contact us here.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have a question about a piece of jewelry or watch that I see online, who should I call?
You are welcome to call our Alverser Plaza location at 804-344-0150, our Cary Court location at 804-355-2136, our Short Pump Town Center location at 804-967-0800 or our Charlottesville location at 434-293-5011 during business hours. For more information about our stores, please visit our Locations page here.
Why can’t I shop for jewelry and watches on your website?
Currently, we do not sell products online because we feel it’s important to invest time with each and every one of our customers to ensure the best shopping experience possible. We are happy to schedule a call, Skype, Facetime or an in-person private appointment with you on any piece you may be interested in on our site. Our plan is to launch e-commerce in the near future when we can ensure that you will receive the standard of personal assistance online as you would in one of our stores.
Are all of your pieces online in stock?
If an item is on our website, it is in stock in one of our stores*. However, we also make these products available in our Schwarzschild stores and there is a small chance that an item could sell in one of our stores and isn't removed from the website immediately. If you would like to schedule a viewing, we will hold any piece of jewelry or watch until your arrival. You can do that by clicking the "Schedule a Viewing" button on any item page or by scheduling an appointment here.
*Please Note: Some of our items may need to be special ordered to accommodate specific sizing.
Do you offer appraisals?
Yes, we are happy to appraise your family heirloom, estate collection or new purchase at all of our Virginia locations. We provide a new sale document at no additional charge when you purchase an item new from Schwarzschild Jewelers (which is the same as an appraisal).
If the piece was purchased from another retailer, we charge $95 per item for the first appraisal and $75 per item for any additional ones.
We also provide “while you wait” appraisals by appointment only. The cost of a “while you wait” evaluation is $125 for the first item and $95 for each additional item. You can learn more about our appraisal services here.
Do you design custom engagement rings or jewelry?
Yes, we have a team of goldsmiths that can help you create a one-of-a-kind piece. If you would like to make an appointment to speak with our design team about a custom design, please contact us here.
Do you service watches or replace batteries?
Yes, we can service almost every Swiss timepiece and have extensive experience repairing watches made by Breitling, David Yurman, Frederique Constant, Luminox, Nomos, Omega, Panerai, Raymond Weil, Swiss Army, Tissot, Tudor and many other fine watch brands. You can see a more detailed list of our services on our Repairs and Service page. If you would like to schedule a watch service, please contact us here.
Do you repair watches and jewelry?
Yes, at Schwarzschild Jewelers we offer a wide variety of jewelry and watch repairs. Depending on the amount of work that needs to be completed and the cost of the materials involved, the price of your repair may vary but we will provide you with an estimate of the cost and a timeline for your approval before we begin any work. Learn more about our offerings on our Repairs and Service page. If you would like to schedule a repair, please contact us here.
Do you engrave jewelry, watches and gifts?
Whether you are looking for a personalized message, monogram, family crest, logo, drawing, or signature, our engraving team will create a work of art that will can be passed down from generation to generation. If you would like to receive an estimate for an engraving project, please contact us here.
*Please Note: Not all items are good candidates for engraving. We are pleased to inspect your item to determine its eligibility and successful outcome.
Do you offer complimentary gift wrapping?
Yes, we offer gift wrapping at no additional charge on any of our items.
Do you buy estate, vintage or pre-owned jewelry?
We do buy jewelry and watches directly from the public depending on the piece. Please contact our estate jewelry manager, Arnold Schiffman, here for more information.
Is Schwarzschild Jewelers still a family owned business?
Yes, we are a family owned business. Schwarzschild Jewelers is currently owned and managed by the Schiffman family who have been dedicated industry professionals since 1893. Read more about our story here.
I’m interested in working for Schwarzschild Jewelers, how do I apply?
We are always looking for professional experts in every area of our business – sales, merchandising, repairs and service. If you are interested in submitting your resume or inquiring about open positions, visit our Careers page for more information.