Best Jewelry Repair, March 2004
Whether Grandma’s emerald and diamond ring needs new prongs or the clasp on that everyday necklace has snapped, we entrust our jewelry to Altobelli Jewelers. Third-generation jeweler Cosmo Altobelli started his apprenticeship at age six, and he opened the shop with his parents in 1948. His three jewelers have a combined six decades of experience and perform repairs with everything from mini torches to laser solders to their bare hands. “Anything we do, you wouldn’t be able to tell that something has been done,” Altobelli says. If they don’t have the right tool, he adds, they’ll make it.