Established in 2002.
LA Times on May 2, 2010
Jewelry repairers who are worth their weight in gold
By Emili Vesilind
Sam's Jewelry and Watch Repairs
Jeweler Sam Boktor starting working in his father's jewelry store in Egypt when he was barely able to see over the front counter. That may be why he's not afraid to touch broken and bruised pieces that other jewelers deem "unfixable."
Boktor's 8-year-old repair shop -- located in the center of downtown's teeming jewelry district -- is known for taking on problematic pieces and for its slick, made-to-order jewelry. The friendly proprietor, who moonlights at his new store, Sam's Jewelry and Watch Repairs, made bracelets for singer Jason Mraz's 2008 world tour and once crafted a custom wallet chain for Ricky Martin.
Prices range affordable, and Boktor often doesn't charge for routine cleanings and "simple things."
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