Your Gold, Our Mold!

Over 26 years helping Calgarians choose, design, and repair jewellery & watches in a friendly and relaxed setting.

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Why choose Karat Patch Jewellers

The Karat Patch Jewellers has been in Calgary for over 26 years now. We make discussing, choosing, designing and purchasing your jewellery, custom item, or repair easier and in a personal, friendly and relaxed setting. With over 5000 different designs available, we give you more choice than anyone else. We also can create a truly one of a kind design for you! We are experts in all types of jewellery and watch repairs. Welcome to our website, please enjoy your stay and come back soon!

Services

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Repairs

Expert Jewellery & Watch Repairs

Custom Jewellery

Your Gold - Our Mold

Appraisals

All Jewellery Items

Assessment

Estate Jewellery Assessment

Google Reviews

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
7. January, 2022.
Verified
We have bought and had items serviced by Frank for over 25 years. He is the best craftsman and a great owner to deal with!
Mallory Blain
Mallory Blain
22. December, 2021.
Verified
The service from Frank was outstanding! Not only did he give me fantastic advice when I called about a superglue incident with my wedding and engagement rings, he then cleaned them for free! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Karat Patch to absolutely everyone I know!
Gail Blashyn
Gail Blashyn
15. December, 2021.
Verified
I have known Frank for a number of years, his professionalism and attention to detail is unmatched. With years of experience he is able to articulate what can be achieved in designing jewellery. Genuinely kind and happy, Frank is a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend him.
Cynthia Ralston
Cynthia Ralston
11. December, 2021.
Verified
Frank provides excellent customer service. While discussing options to re-design my ring, Frank repaired my earring and bracelet. Dec 11 - I'm adding to my response. I brought my two gold watches to Frank - both needed the band shortened (awesome job). One was a wind-up watch which required repairing and it works great now.
Bill Kostenuk
Bill Kostenuk
6. December, 2021.
Verified
Excellent service, as always with Frank. He is a pleasure to deal with; I was running ahead of schedule, so I called and he took me in and I was on my way. I have been a very satisfied customer since 2007.
Richard Crosby
Richard Crosby
28. November, 2021.
Verified
It is a pleasure to visit with Frank. He is always clear about what is to be done and regularly provides a fair assessment of cost. The quality of work is without question. Never have I been disappointed.
Meredith Lewis Dowbiggin
Meredith Lewis Dowbiggin
19. November, 2021.
Verified
Frank is always on time for appointments. He works quickly and confidently to install batteries, determines what needs to be repaired to ensure your jewelry looks beautiful and lasts a long time, completes work in a timely manner and charges a fair price. I followed him from his location in the Westhills area. I can refer him with confidence.
Gary Shantz
Gary Shantz
24. October, 2021.
Verified
Frank is one of the best jewellers I have ever dealt with. Personal, knowledgeable & he is a member of one of the great fraternities in the world, Shrine international where Frank is a member of the clown unit. Fits him perfect!
Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes
8. October, 2021.
Verified
I visited Frank for only a replacement watch battery, but was treated as if I was buying diamonds! He even cleaned my wedding band for me. Exceptional customer service. From his easy to follow video on how to enter his unique office, to such friendly greeting, in office chat, and goodbye, Frank was such a pleasure to deal with. Wish I had found him ages ago. Highly recommend his personal touch service.

Diamonds

Diamonds come in many different shapes and sizes, and it is important to note that not all diamonds are created equal. We work with every client to choose a diamond that fits their specific needs and budget, and offer (very honest) advice about their selection. We don’t work on commission and therefore don’t try to sell you diamonds that go beyond your needs, and we don’t sell ‘frozen spit’ either (see our article about ‘discount diamonds’). The right diamond is out there for you- come in and let us help you find it!

Common Diamond Shape​

Diamond Fluorescence

Diamonds have many unique properties, including natural fluorescence under ultraviolet light. One technique that jewellers use to help identify and separate diamonds from the diamond look-alikes (such as moisenite and cubic zirconia) is by putting the gem under a UV lamp. If it fluoresces (glows) blue, it is almost certainly a diamond. In fact, about 30% of diamonds have some degree of fluorescence under UV light (However, it is important to know that you cannot follow this logic in reverse and assume that when something does NOT fluoresce it must not be a diamond. Some diamonds do not have fluorescence so this will logic will not work.) Fluorescence usually appears blue, but can be yellow, green, or chalky white also.

How does fluorescence effect the beauty or value of a diamond? The answer to that question depends on the color grade you are buying. First let’s talk about how it affects the beauty. Actually, recent studies by GIA have shown that fluorescence in any amount does not impact the face up appearance of a diamond, except possibly those with extreme fluoresence. Therefore, it is only the erroneous belief of the trade and consumers that causes less demand for stones with fluorescence.

Here is the prevalent belief system to help you understand how fluorescence influences price:
If a diamond has a color grade of J to M, slight to moderate or even strong blue fluorescence in a stone with these color grades actually helps cancel some of the yellow and makes it looks whiter. No price difference occurs.

However, for a diamond with very high color (such as a D to F grade), fluorescence is thought to interfere with the flow of light and can make the diamond appear a little oily or murky. For this reason, we still might recommend None or Slight flourescence in colorless diamonds (D to F color grades). A a small discount (5-10%) may be given depending on the stone’s appearance. In grades inbetween those above (G, H and I), moderate fluorescence might actually improve the color appearance but not the value.

View some educational videos on the diamond picking process as well as ‘the 4 Cs’

CARAT

CLARITY

COLOR

CUT

We carry the original Charles & Colvards moissanites. Each moissanite crystal is grown slowly, subjecting silicon and carbon to tremendous heat and pressure for days until a precious crystal of moissanite takes shape. only the best are chosen to become Forever Brilliant®. Polished by hand to perfect proportions until it dances with scintillation. Forever Brilliant® surpasses the brilliance and beauty of traditional diamonds. With a hardness of 9 1/4, Forever Brilliants icy white brilliance will last for generations. Every Forever Brilliant comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a Limited Lifetime Warranty from Charles & Colvards A laser inscription on the girdle of Forever Briltiant@ gems, measuring larger than 4 mm, can be seen using a 1oX or better loupe and confirms that each Forever Brilliant® gem meets Charles & Colvards high quantity standards

Repairs/Appraisals

All of our repairs, appraisals and Custom work is done LOCALLY and never sent out of Calgary. We pride ourselves in doing quality work with a fast turn around and as always, we take extreme care with your jewellery.

Estate Jewellery Assesment

We do bulk assessment of any jewellery Estate items that need identifying. Rather than paying for individual jewellery Appraisals to find out the approximate value of your items, we can give you an honest assessment as to what if any items you might want to to have appraised

  This will amount to a huge savings for any Executor or family member having to deal with jewellery left by a loved one, or someone not knowing what to get appraised for Estate or insurance purposes. Please call for more information or to book an appointment. With over 45 years in the jewellery trade, Frank can certainly help you in these matters for a fraction of the cost of individual appraisals.W

Get In Touch

Find us at WorkNicer 23 Sunpark Dr.SE - Suite 280