Is your diamond wedding ring starting to lose the coveted sparkle it once exuded on your special day? Has it been years since you’ve worn jewelry that wasn’t tarnished or dirty? The solution to your unkempt jewelry is right around the corner, and at an unbelievably affordable price. Dust off that jewelry box and get to cleaning with five convenient jewelers at your service. If items require only basic cleaning, you can leave select stores with clean jewelry and without a bill. There’s no need to attempt at-home cleaning and possibly damaging your jewelry even further; professionals are here to help.

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Afram Jewelers
1436 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-0332

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The welcoming staff at Afram Jewelers offers complimentary basic cleaning. While browsing the store, employees will provide a standard cleaning free of charge. For in-depth cleaning servies, Afram requires that items be present for a quick estimation. Afram Jewelers is located just steps from the White House, in between Metro Center and McPherson Square stations. If your jewelry needs repair or redesign, Afram will give you a free estimate and each repair includes a gratuitous cleaning and polishing.

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Bensons Jewelers
1331 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1838

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Since 1939, Bensons Jewelers has been selling, appraising and polishing fine jewelry in the DC area. Need another reason to visit? Bensons does repairs. In fact, most any type of jewelry can be repaired on site in their shop. Repairs are done by highly experienced experts, so there’s no need to worry about handing off your favorite pieces of jewelry to these folks.

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Chris Kourkoulakos Jewelers
1850 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 872-8822

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Chris Kourkoulakos is one of the most respected custom jewelers in the D.C. area. The store sets the bar high for outstanding craftsmanship, and this old-fashioned shop performs jewelry restyling and repair at unbeatable prices. A polishing will cost around $25, but your ring or brooch will look brand new for such little cost. All cleanings and repairs are performed on the premises.

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Continental Jewelers
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-3366

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the heart of the Golden Triangle customers can find Continental Jewelers, a well-respected jewelry retailer that has been servicing D.C. for more than four decades. The store specializes in diamond rings, particularly engagement rings, and fashion jewelry. If your wedding band hasn’t sparkled in years, Continental Jewelers is the place to go. They will perform basic cleaning and damage checks for free, but repairs and intense cleaning might run you a small fee. At Continental you will find a friendly team of experts with an extensive knowledge of fine jewelry.

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The Top Jewelers
2502 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 892-9614

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Just outside of the nation’s capital, The Top Jewelers is the premiere destination jeweler of Northern Virginia. They specialize in custom made designs and repairs, particularly watch repairs and battery replacement. At Top Jewelers you can have your jewelry, watches and glasses repaired in a timely manner at an affordable price. Traditional cleaning is complimentary and can be performed on site. For jewelry that needs deep polishing, cost is based on an initial inspection, but is generally inexpensive. Top Jewelers is a small local business with efficient customer service with consistently outstanding reviews from locals.

Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at