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Central Illinois' Jewelry Destination

Your top jewelry destination with stores in Bloomington, IL and Peoria, IL! Shop our premiere selection of engagement rings and jewelry in-store and online.

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Bremer Jewelry is a family owned business, we are proud serve Central Illinois.

"I had a wonderful experience at Bremer Jewelry... Thank you Julie and Bremer Jewelry for a fantastic experience!"
Victoria Moore
"Love going to Bremer... The entire team is great to work with and I trust them for all my jewelry purchases."
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"Bremer Jewelry is by far the best jewelry store around... Our entire experience at Bremer was fantastic. Beautiful showroom, outstanding selection and a very professional staff."
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Jewelry Repair Services

Jewelry Repair Services

Fast, In-house Repair Services by Bremer Jewelry

It’s important to find jewelry repair services you can trust, so your items can shine on through generations. At Bremer Jewelry, we offer 75 years of combined repair experience! We proudly have six full-time bench jewelers on staff, ready to repair your beloved jewelry right inside our store. Because we do repairs on site, we can offer you fast turnaround times, including same day or next-day repairs for select services. Forever starts here, and it continues on with trusted repair services for the life of every treasured piece. 

Our service department is here to preserve cherished memories by restoring your special items. Read on for some of our fast, expert offerings. For a full list of services, click here.

Complimentary Services

Regardless of where or when you acquired your fine jewelry piece or luxury watch, the Bremer family is more than happy to offer the following expert services for FREE:

  • Evaluation
  • Jewelry Deep Cleaning
  • Professional Jewelry Inspection
  • Metal Testing
  • Diamond Testing
  • Watch Bracelet Cleaning

Come see us for these essential, complimentary services in Bloomington or Peoria and we promise to care for your jewelry as if it were our own. 

Same Day Services

Drop your items off before noon and you’ll be able to pick them up after 5pm!

  • Soldering Chains, Rings or Charms
  • Polishing & Rhodium Plating
  • Stone Tightening

Soldering Chains, Rings or Charms: We are skilled at delicate metal work, including fusing broken chains, rings and charms. This type of repair restores your item’s beauty and strength, so it can be worn for years to come.

Rhodium Plating: This service truly transforms your white gold and silver pieces, restoring their luminous shine and offering an added layer of protection. Over time, white gold can lose its luster or become slightly yellowed due to wear and the natural properties of gold. A thin layer of rhodium plating can revive the jewelry's original sparkle and protect it from scratches and tarnish. This process, recommended every one to two years, can make your old jewelry look brand new, enhancing its beauty and extending its life. Bring in your white gold pieces today for an evaluation!

Stone Tightening: The prongs holding diamonds or gemstones can wear down, bend or break, posing a risk of losing the stone. Resetting stones is not just about securing the gem back into its place; it's a meticulous process that involves inspecting the setting for damage, tightening or replacing prongs and ensuring that the stone is perfectly aligned. Regular checks by our team can identify potential problems early, preventing the heartache of a lost stone. 

Next Day Services

Leave your jewelry with our expert team, and you can pick it up next day when you select the following services:

  • Standard Ring Sizing
  • Adhesive or Epoxy Stones
  • Setting & Sizing New Engagement Rings
  • Rings Purchased from Bremer

Ring Sizing: Our bodies change over time, and so does the fit of our rings. Our ring sizing service adjusts the band to your current size without compromising the ring's structure or design. A perfectly sized ring ensures comfort, prevents the ring from slipping off and maintains the even distribution of stress on the ring to preserve its longevity. Entrusting this delicate task to our skilled jewelers is crucial, as improper sizing can damage the ring or alter its appearance. Often, engagement rings and wedding rings are worn every day, so proper sizing is of the utmost importance.

Adhesive or Epoxy Stones: Adhesive or epoxy services can play a crucial role in securely setting stones in jewelry, ensuring each gem remains in place despite daily wear. This specialized service not only enhances the durability of precious pieces but also maintains their aesthetic appeal through the use of adhesives that are nearly invisible to the naked eye. By carefully selecting and applying the right epoxy, we can repair beloved items or create custom pieces that stand the test of time, combining beauty with resilience.

Services Within Four Business Days

Some advanced services require a bit more time, but you’ll have your jewelry item returned to you within four business days when you select the following services:

  • Tips & Prongs (10 stones max)
  • Channel Rebuilding (10 stones max)
  • Shank Replacement
  • Special Ring Sizing and Soldering

Tips and Prongs: This precise art involves adjusting metal tips or prongs to snugly encase each gem, providing protection and an elegant showcase. Whether it's for an engagement ring or a cherished family heirloom, professional tip and prong adjustments ensure the longevity and beauty of these treasured pieces, keeping stones safely mounted and brilliantly displayed.

Channel Rebuilding: A meticulous process where worn or damaged channels—the grooves that hold stones in place—are expertly restored or recreated by our skilled jewelers. This specialized repair not only revitalizes the structural integrity of a piece but also enhances its visual appeal, ensuring that each gemstone is set within a new, secure framework. 

Shank Replacement: We can address the wear and tear on rings by replacing worn or damaged portions of the band, rejuvenating the piece's structural integrity and comfort. This intricate process involves crafting a new shank that matches the original ring's design and metal, ensuring a seamless integration that restores its beauty and durability. Whether due to thinning, cracking or resizing needs, a professional shank replacement can significantly extend the life of a cherished ring.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance and Repair

Fine jewelry is more than an accessory; it's an investment, a cherished heirloom and an important part of your life’s special story. Regular maintenance and timely repairs are essential for several reasons, including preserving value, preventing the loss of fine jewelry items or gemstones and ensuring optimal safety and comfort. Our team of expert jewelers can help you achieve peace of mind through the necessary maintenance and repairs.

Bring it to Bremer Jewelry

We offer expert jewelry repair you can trust. A full range of in-house services means that your jewelry is meticulously cared for, and returned to you quickly. Because your repair is done on-site at our Bloomington or Peoria store, we can provide a fast turnaround time. That means you’ll be wearing your gorgeous jewelry again in no time!

Visit us for regular maintenance and repair, and we’ll keep your jewelry as good as new (or better!). Click here to make an appointment.

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Let Your Style Take Shape

Let Your Style Take Shape

Trend Alert: Fancy Shaped Stones

While the classic round brilliant cut continues to reign supreme as the most popular shape for diamonds and gemstones, today's trendsetters are embracing a diverse array of fancy shapes to express individuality and style. Fancy stones are appearing in everything from necklaces and bracelets to earrings and engagement rings. Let's embark on a journey through the shimmering world of unique diamond and gemstone shapes, each possessing its own allure. 

Enchanting Emerald Cut

The elegant emerald cut is characterized by its rectangular shape and step-cut faceting, which creates a hall-of-mirrors effect within the stone. This shape emphasizes clarity and showcases the diamond's pristine interior, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate understated elegance and timeless beauty. The elongated silhouette of the emerald cut also creates the illusion of longer, more slender fingers when worn as a ring.

This Noam Carver engagement ring features a gorgeous emerald cut diamond set in 14k yellow gold for a sophisticated look.

Perfect Pear 

With a distinctive teardrop silhouette, the pear shape is renowned for its graceful appearance and unique versatility. Whether set as a solitaire pendant or as the centerpiece of an engagement ring, the pear shape exudes femininity and romance. Those drawn to the pear shape often seek a balance between tradition and individuality, appreciating its ability to stand out while maintaining a sense of timelessness.

This pendant necklace is an exquisite example, featuring both a pear-shaped emerald and a pear-shaped diamond. Wherever it appears, the pear shape lends an air of elegance. 

Outstanding Oval

For those seeking a modern twist on the classic round brilliant, the oval cut offers a compelling alternative. With its elongated shape and brilliant faceting, the oval cut delivers exceptional sparkle and fire, rivaling its round counterpart in brilliance while offering a more elongated silhouette. This shape is ideal for those who desire a larger-looking gemstone without sacrificing sparkle or clarity. 

These oval cut amethyst earrings, set in 14k yellow gold alongside round diamonds, present a vibrant and on-trend look. 

Alluring Asscher

Inspired by the Art Deco era, the asscher cut exudes vintage charm and geometric allure. The asscher cut features square proportions and a unique pavilion facet pattern that creates a mesmerizing play of light and shadow. This shape is ideal for those who appreciate architectural design and crave a distinctive, eye-catching diamond. The asscher cut's clean lines and geometric symmetry make it a perfect choice for sleek, modern settings or vintage-inspired designs.

This diamond ring by A. Jaffe features asscher cut diamonds totally encircling the band for eternal sparkle. The timeless appeal of an asscher diamond ring makes it a wonderful wedding band or anniversary gift. 

Beautiful Baguette


Baguette-shaped gemstones are characterized by their long, slender rectangular or tapered silhouettes, reminiscent of the French breadstick from which they derive their name. These gems are often step-cut with parallel facets running along their length, resulting in a sleek and elegant appearance. Baguette-shaped gemstones are prized for their clean lines and understated sophistication, making them a popular choice for accent stones in jewelry designs. Whether adorning the shoulders of an engagement ring or lending sparkle to a necklace or bracelet, baguette-shaped gemstones add a touch of refined glamor to any piece of jewelry.

This signature Bremer Jewelry bracelet puts the baguette in the spotlight, with five baguette-shaped sapphires accented by round diamonds.

Shop The Latest Shapes at Bremer Jewelry

Ready to add fancy shapes to your look? Our team at Bremer Jewelry is here to help you curate the perfect collection. Visit one of our stores, at Bloomington or Peoria, to discover a diverse range of fancy diamond and gemstone shapes. From the elegant allure of the emerald cut to the vintage charm of the asscher cut, each unique shape offers its own distinct personality and appeal. Whether seeking sophistication, romance, or artistic flair, there is a fancy diamond shape to suit every taste and occasion. 

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Custom Jewelry for Men

Custom Jewelry for Men

If You Can Dream it, We Can Design it at Bremer

Custom designed jewelry is a luxurious vehicle for sentimental meaning, unique style and personality. While jewelry might often be associated with bridal styles or women’s fashion, men’s jewelry is not to be overlooked. Men are increasingly embracing the idea of adorning themselves with carefully curated pieces that reflect their individuality. Enter the world of custom jewelry for men, a realm where craftsmanship, personalization and style converge to create timeless, meaningful pieces. Read along with us to explore custom jewelry for men, including reasons to design your own custom jewelry, some ideas for custom jewelry pieces and the steps you can expect from the design process at Bremer. 

Why Choose Custom Jewelry for Men?

One of the most compelling reasons for men to choose custom jewelry is the ability to personalize each piece to match their distinct taste. Custom jewelry allows men to choose everything from the type of metal used to the gemstones incorporated, ensuring that each piece is a true reflection of their personality.

Custom jewelry for men serves as a tangible representation of personal stories and milestones. Whether your piece is created to commemorate a significant achievement, celebrate a special bond, or immortalize an important memory, custom pieces symbolize a man's journey and experiences. This storytelling aspect adds depth and sentiment to the jewelry and imbues it with special meaning. For this reason, custom pieces make wonderful gifts that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Investing in custom jewelry guarantees a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each piece is meticulously crafted by the skilled artisans at Bremer, who ensure that it meets the highest standards of quality. The result is a durable, well-crafted accessory that stands the test of time. You will even be involved in the design process, with the ability to select metals and gemstones and weigh in on the design.

3 Examples of Custom Jewelry for Men

Custom jewelry can span any number of items and styles, but some of our favorite items for men include signet rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Signet rings have a rich history dating back centuries and were once a symbol of status and lineage, typically designed with initials or a unique family emblem. Today, these timeless pieces are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. A custom signet ring allows individuals to choose the shape, size and design of the initials or emblem engraved on the ring, turning it into a personal, meaningful accessory. Whether opting for a classic oval shape or a more contemporary square design, a custom signet ring is a versatile and stylish addition to any man's jewelry collection.

Another jewelry piece to consider is a bracelet. Custom bracelets are versatile accessories that add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. A personalized bracelet offers a unique way to express individuality. From leather bands with engraved coordinates of a special place to beaded bracelets with custom initials, the options are endless. Bracelets not only serve as eye-catching accessories but also carry a personal touch that sets them apart.

You can also create a special statement piece with a custom necklace tailored to suit a man's style and preferences. Whether opting for a simple pendant or an elaborate design, a bespoke necklace allows for the selection of materials, gemstones and engravings that hold personal significance. For example, a custom dog tag necklace with important dates or coordinates can be a subtle yet powerful way to carry a meaningful reminder wherever one goes. You can also choose a meaningful pendant shape, or a stone that holds special symbolism. The ability to infuse personal elements into the design makes a custom necklace a cherished accessory.

How to Customize Your Jewelry

At Bremer, we’re honored to handcraft a special piece of jewelry just for you. We can help you get started in three easy steps:

1. Make an Appointment

The customization process begins with your ideas. Schedule a meeting with an expert designer at Bremer and share your preferences, any materials you want to incorporate and sketches or inspirational images. We can provide guidance, but ultimately your vision is what’s important.

2. Wax CAD

Using a combination of the latest technology and skilled artisanship, we will create a model of your special jewelry piece from wax. You’ll have the ability to review the model and request changes before the final piece is created.

3. Handcrafting Process

Once the design is approved, we’ll begin the handcrafting process. This involves selecting the chosen materials, shaping the metal, setting gemstones and meticulously bringing the design to life. Our skilled artisans work with precision and attention to detail, ensuring that the final product matches your vision in terms of both aesthetics and quality.

Make an Appointment for Custom Design at Bremer

Custom jewelry for men is more than just an accessory, it's a meaningful statement of individuality and a testament to craftsmanship. From personalized signet rings to bracelets and bespoke necklaces, the options are as diverse as the stories they tell. So, the next time you consider adding to your jewelry collection, think beyond the display cases and explore the world of custom jewelry at Bremer, your experts in custom design. Click here to learn more.

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