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12 Lower Center Steet, Clinton, New Jersey

Victor H. Brito, GIA A.J.P.

Master Jeweler & Watch Restorator

Owner & President

Victor is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic watch & jewelry restorator.

During his over 20 years of experience at Patek Philippe, he taught polishers in Patek Philippe US an extremely high level of detail in jewelry & watch case polishing restoration. Victor covers all aspects of jewelry & watch manufacture and repair, including replacement of all type of case tubes, drilling out a variety of broken watch bezel and bracelet screws or rivets. Replacement and repair of watch case correctors and pushers, installation of all types of watch crystals.

Over this 20+ years of experience, Victor has restored hundreds of thousands of jewelry & watch cases. During this time, he has become an expert in Rhodium plating watch cases and jewelry in general. Restoration of rings and cuff links; stone prong setting; sandblast finishing; hand and latte line finishing; matted finishing are all skills Victor has. Victor also has extensive knowledge of repair and adjustment of watch clasp, deployment buckles and links.

Patek Philippe Geneva Factory Training Certifications:

– After sales service training (Geneve, September 1996):
Jewelry & watch soldering repair of case and bracelets, polishing/habiliment and water resistance norms.

– Production Manufacture training (Geneve, June 2000):
Lapping and polishing of new watch cases and bracelets.

– After sales service training (Geneve, August 2005)
Soldering of watch case tubes, lugs and bracelet replacement and repairs.
Polishing, lapping and habiliment repairs and water resistance of watch cases and norms.

– After sales service training (October 2008)
Soldering, habiliment, laser soldering and water resistance of watch cases and norms.

“The most important thing we strive for while dealing with a client is the assurance of security. Having someone on site who can do the work while you wait, is what creates that security. We will never outsource your precious jewelry to another party, all work is done in house by our staff.”

Victor Brito, Jeweler and Watch Master

Emilia V. Brito

Pearl Master & Gemstone Specialist

Co-Owner & Senior Manager

Emmi is a highly experienced gemstone specialist that is well versed in fine jewelry and the stringing of pearls and beads. Emmi attended the Studio Jewelers School (NYC) and has been certified in Pearl and Beads Stringing. Emmi also holds certificates in Fine Jewelry Making, Metal and Jewelry Arts.

Emmi started her fine jewelry career at Rosy Blue (NYC) as a Diamond Specialist, where she had firsthand experience in the field at one of the world’s largest diamond manufacturers. In 2013, Emmi and Victor became the Owners of Dickens Jewelers, bringing their industry knowledge into the beautiful Town of Clinton, New Jersey.

“Over the countless years of being a part of the Jewelry Industry, I’ve learned that it is very easy to make a sale, but very difficult to make a client. We at Dickens Jewelers strive for connection and satisfaction.”

Emilia Brito, Senior Manager

Kevin V. Brito, GIA D.G.

Diamond Expert & Professional Laser Welder/Cutter/Engraver

Kevin is an experienced diamond expert and certified bench jeweler. Kevin does work by hand, but also underwent a 30-day training in professional Laser Welding and Laser Cutting/Engraving. Kevin’s knowledge spreads far and wide and he can repair any piece of jewelry that comes his way.

Kevin’s education:

Attended the Gemological Institue of America (GIA) where he gained the following certifications:

  • Diamond Essentials (3 Months)
  • Colored Stones Essentials (3 Months)
  • Precious Metal Essentials (3 Months)
  • Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma (9 Months)
  • Diamonds & Diamond Grading (15 Months)
  • Diamond Grading Lab (1 week lab)
  • Graduate Diamonds Diploma (20 Months)

Attended the Studio Jewelers School (NYC) where he gained his certification in Jewelry Repair (6 Month course).

Attended Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) where he got his Bachelors of Science in Business Management. Kevin graduated from Stevens with a GPA of 3.8/4 and High Honors.

In Memory of – Julio E. Brito

February 8, 1949 – January 23, 2020

Master Jeweler / Goldsmith

Julio began working as a jeweler at 15 years old. With a born passion for jewelry, he learned from his older brother, who was a jeweler, self-trained, and at the time working as an apprentice, earning 10 cents an hour in his home country (Ecuador). After some training, at the age of 15, Julio’s Mom gave him money for equipment to set up shop in Cuenca Ecuador. Julio began his career by making handmade jewelry and sold them to city stores in Cuenca and eventually to Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Julio was a Member of the Jewelers Association Azuay (state in Ecuador).

After moving to the US in 1982 Julio worked for Alpine creations in NYC for 9 years. Became a certified diamond setter and expert in handmade jewelry. Moved to Ultimar creations (NYC) and worked for 6 years. Around 1997 Juilo moved to GDM in NJ making jewelry for Tiffany and Co setting diamonds. Julio then brought his expertise to Dickens Jewelers & Design Studio where he specialized in all types of diamond setting, custom jewelry design and repair.

We are honest and love what we do. For that reason we invest in the best tools so we can perform an accurate and professional job.

– Julio E. Brito

In loving memory of Julio E. Brito (February 8, 1949 – January 23, 2020).

Gone but never forgotten.


Jewelry repair. While you wait!

One of the things we love about jewelry is it can last for generations. With our jeweler and gemologist on site, we are able to offer a full range of services to keep your pieces wearable now and for the next generation. Whether it’s a simple cleaning or a more extensive restoration of a much loved and worn piece, we can do it all.

  • We offer the following services, and MANY more
  • Sawing | Filing | Polishing | Ring Sizing | Soldering | Cleaning | Hinge Work | Earring Backs | Broken Chains | Bezel setting | Prong Setting | Testing of Metals | Repair mounting | Electroplating | Joint/Catch/Pin Stem | Stone Replacement and Matching | Plating |

Diamond Setting

We offer diamond setting on site.

  • Prong Setting | Channel Setting Marquise Setting | Pear Shape setting | Bezel Setting | Gypsy setting

Cleaning & Polishing. While you wait!

But it doesn’t end there. If you need something not listed, call and make an appointment with one of our experts. Bring your gold, platinum, or silver jewelry back to its original condition, and increase its value. We can also re-string your pearl beads. Bring us your item for an estimate.

Pearl & Bead Stringing

Pearls don’t only provide you with luxury, they need a little luxury themselves. Fine quality pearls live longest when strung on a silk cord. The silk is gentle enough not to wear on the pearl, while each bead is knotted in place, ensuring the pearls aren’t unnecessarily rubbing each other. Over time, the silk cord can wear down itself, so depending on how often you wear your pearls, they will have to be re-strung from time to time.

Watch repair

Just like your car, your watch needs regular maintenance. We have an on-site Horologist that can do anything from a simple cleaning to a full overhaul and everything in between.

  • Battery Replacement While you wait.
  • Watch Band Replacement
  • Link Band Sizing
  • Stem and Crown Repair
  • Crystal Replacement
  • Polishing
  • Water Resistance Test
  • Complete Overhaul Service


With our GIA staff and Horologist we can provide appraisals for jewelry and fine watches you already own or have recently inherited. We also work closely with lawyers on Estate Appraisals.


When you want to personalize any of your jewelry, we offer both hand and laser engraving. Our in-house graving services can help you personalize most pieces of jewelry. Bring in your own item, or we’ll engrave a piece you buy from us—usually in one to two days.

Full Service Bridal

When we say we full service bridal, we mean we’ve got you covered for everything for the big day- certified engagement rings, wedding bands for him and her, wedding day gifts to exchange, jewelry to adorn her neck and ears, bridesmaids jewelry and more. And that’s just the beginning. A wedding lasts for one long beautiful day, but a marriage lasts a lifetime, and we are just as committed.

Insurance appraisals

With our appraisal process, we can help you determine the true value of your jewelry. Have a new item appraised, or get an update on an item to ensure the insurance company has its correct value. Insurance companies usually require your items to be appraised every 3-5 years.

We Buy Gold

We pay top dollar for your unwanted Gold, Silver, and Platinum. We have understand that you don’t want to trust just anyone with your precious metals and items; This is why we are committed to helping you get the best service and more money for your gold. Sell to someone you know and trust! We offer free quotes, no pressure, and there is no obligation to sell.


Microscopic welding machine

for delicate repair and custom jewelry


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