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Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 in Guides.
Whether you’re in the market for an engagement ring or are hoping to purchase another piece of fine jewelry, you’re going to want to visit a reputable local jewelry store. If you’re new to the fine jewelry world, you may feel uncertain about what it’s like to purchase something so meaningful, yet unfamiliar. That’s why we created this handy guide with five tips for when you visit a jewelry store.
Tip #1: Have a budget in mind. Setting aside a certain amount of money for your fine jewelry purchase is helpful for two reasons. One, it helps narrow down all your options. For example, someone with a budget suitable for a one carat diamond ring won’t want to look at five carat diamond rings. The second reason why you should set a budget is because you don’t want to end up making a decision you’ll regret. You could end up spending more money than you’re actually comfortable with. Or reversely, you could end up wishing you had spent a little more money on a higher quality jewelry piece.
Tip #2: Don’t worry if you’re unsure about what you’re looking for. We know that a lot of first-time buyers know very little about fine jewelry, so it’s completely understandable if you’re not sure what to look for or how to describe what you’re after. The best jewelry stores will have an experienced team there to help you narrow down your options, address any concerns, and come up with ideas you may not have initially considered.
Tip #3: Ask questions. There’s actually a lot more to fine jewelry than meets the eye. You’ll need to determine which style and metal is most suitable to your wants and needs, which gemstone characteristics are the most appealing to you, etc. It can be a bit overwhelming trying to select or create the perfect jewelry piece, especially with all the different choices out there. That’s why we always encourage you to ask questions. Doing so will help you become better informed about all your options and help you make a decision you feel confident about.
Tip #4: Consider bringing along a friend or family member. If you’re purchasing jewelry for someone else and aren’t entirely sure what that person would like the most, we recommend bringing along a friend or family member, someone who knows your loved one well enough to offer insightful opinions and be there for moral support.
Tip #5: Schedule an appointment. While not completely necessary, we do recommend scheduling an appointment with someone at the jewelry store. This will ensure that you’re given the amount of attention you deserve when shopping for fine jewelry while also guaranteeing that you’re able to meet and speak with the person who will be the most beneficial to you.
Shopping for a meaningful piece of fine jewelry will be an experience you’ll always remember. That’s why you should visit a jewelry store with a knowledgeable team who will listen to you and guide you into selecting a piece you can be proud of. Click here to schedule an in-person appointment at Kloiber Jewelers.