Our Services

Maertens Fine Jewelry is proud to provide a variety of services to meet all of your jewelry needs. We have a well trained staff to consult about any concerns. As a member of the American Gem Society (AGS), Maertens guarantees that your jewelry is handled by experienced professionals. Our well trained staff includes a certified graduate gemologist, master jeweler and accredited jewelry professionals.

Jewelry Repair

Your fine jewelry is designed to last a lifetime. It is our job to ensure that it does.  Jewelry brought in for service is carefully reviewed and assessed.  A great amount of attention is given to every piece of jewelry that crosses the jeweler’s workbench at Maertens.  Our jeweler, Heather Maertens has over 20 years of experience in the jewelry repair industry. Her attention to detail is apparent in the work that she does. Each item is skillfully repaired, whether the job is a simple chain repair or a detailed reconstruction. Our quality of work is sure to exceed your expectations. Every piece of jewelry that we are entrusted with is treated with care and respect.  Don’t forget to visit us regularly for complimentary jewelry cleanings!

Watch Repair

From Timex to Rolex, we are equipped to help you with all of your watch repair needs.   Battery replacements are typically done on a while you wait basis. Minor watch repairs and adjustments are also done on site.   If the watch is more complex and requires more time, it may be sent out for repair.  Watches may be sent to the original manufacturer or to our certified watch repair house in Ohio. We will notify you before proceeding.  Watches that are sent out for repair are treated with extreme care and insured for their replacement value.  We will give you an estimated time frame and cost when your item is brought in for evaluation.   

Custom Design

If you’re searching for a Maryland custom jeweler, you’ve come to the right place! Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts specializes in custom jewelry, helping you design and create that special piece to call your own. We have the ability to bring your vision to life.  Whether it is a mother’s ring or an engagement ring, a gift or something for yourself, our staff can offer knowledgeable advice and multiple design capabilities.

When it comes to creating custom jewelry, there are many options. Sometimes, we start with an existing piece of jewelry and make alterations to customize the look. Other times, we start from scratch, usually from a photo or sketch. Custom jewelry can be made either by hand or through a computer aided design and manufacturing process (CAD/CAM). We work in all precious metals, sterling silver, 14k gold, 18k gold and platinum.  Regardless of how your piece is made, you can be sure that you will be involved every step of the way and we won’t rest until its “perfect”.

If you are interested in having a piece of jewelry custom designed, contact us today.  We will schedule an appointment with a member of our team to get the process started.  We will ensure that you have a memorable experience from start to finish!

Appraisals

Our jewelry appraisals are prepared by Jamie Tiralla, a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America and Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society. Our jewelry appraisals are thorough and include detailed information along with a photograph of the piece. We offer jewelry appraisals for insurance replacement and estate valuation. Jamie meets with appraisal clients once a month by appointment only.  Give us a call for more information or to reserve your time.
~ Maertens also provides all of the necessary paperwork for your new purchases to be added to your insurance policy.  Need something more detailed?  Just ask!

Engraving

Want to take your jewelry from treasured heirloom to one-of-a-kind work of art?  Hand engraving may be just what you’re looking for!  Unlike most jewelers who only offer machine engraving, Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts also offers hand engraving. Heather Maertens is trained in this lost art and can create unique designs to accent jewelry, silverware, flatware and more. Hand engraving can go where machines can't reach and do it in a way that is as personal as it is beautiful. We also offer machine engraving for watches, plaques and other commemorative items.

Gold Buying

During the temporary downturn in the economy, we at Maertens decided to help our loyal customers and neighbors here in Southern Maryland by buying their unused, unwanted, or broken jewelry.

Our professionals quickly check and assess your jewelry and provide you with the most accurate value, completely free of charge. If you do decide to sell us your gold jewelry, we’ll pay you on the spot with cash or check. As a licensed gold buyer, Maertens is proud to offer competitive pricing in line with the current gold market and Maryland law.