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Jewelry Repair

Rissin's Jewelry Clinic, 4 W. 47th [5th/6th] 212.575.1098. Joe Rissin began making and repairing jewelry when he took an art metal class in high school. He apprenticed with Anton Kun, a renowned jewelry-maker and a hard taskmaster, who taught him, "if you do it right, you don't have to do it over."

Mr. Rissin repairs all kinds of jewelry, both fine and costume, as well as eyeglasses. He fabricates intricate clasps for better pieces. "A good clasp is one you can hear click from 10 feet away." His wife works with him to do restringing. Mr. Rissin works in stones and metals, but not with titanium or aluminum.
In his spare time, Mr. Rissin has invented the Earquilizer — The Earring Stabilizer (pictured) — a patented and trademarked invention that works beautifully. For heavy earrings that pitch forward, the Earquilizer is an earnut to which Mr. Rissin has added a crescent-shaped attachment. They're made in 14 karat white or gold or in 18 karat gold. The 14 karat are $18 a pair, plus a small charge for the work.

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