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Jeweler Engagement Ring Store Tips

Monday, April 15th, 2013

How to Choose a Jeweler

To find the perfect engagement ring, you have to choose the right jeweler. Right now, there are way too many different jewelers operating within the industry. And they offer a variety of service, style, and price range to their clients. A couple has to consider all these things if they want to want to find the perfect ring for them. Engagements rings are an investment. And just like your jewelry, the jeweler from where you bought the piece should last a lifetime for maintenance purposes.
Which Jeweler? Which Ring?
Before you choose the right jeweler, you have to be decided on the type of ring you want. Traditional, classic, and simple engagement rings can be availed from small jewelry stores. But if you want more exotic choices such as pave settings and Asscher cut, you need to proceed to some larger and more individualized jewelers. On the other hand, if you want to customize your ring, you’ve got to go to a store selling loose stones and are accepting customized works. 

To give you an idea as to which jeweler to buy from, try to visit several stores during your free time. Check out the single-store jewelry shops in operation near you. Then try to visit the malls to look for national chains. Carefully investigate the rings they carry, particularly focusing on the ones you can afford and the styles you like. Once you have a good idea of what you want and what you can buy, it becomes easier for you to decide.
Independent Jewelers or Mall Stores?
A lot of couples are warned against buying their engagement ring from an independent jeweler or a mall jewelry store. However, both of these places can pose to be a convenient option. Independent jewelers may have exotic collections you don’t know of. And the jewelry chains inside the mall have a wide range of engagement ring that you can choose from. You might even stumble upon a good bargain from them too. 

Between the two, independent jewelers are usually more knowledgeable about their products. Mall jewelers, on the other hand, are popular for their fast and efficient customer service and routine maintenance. For you to choose between the two, try to evaluate your reasons for buying the jewelry. Are you looking to buy the whole set later on? If so, you are better off with the mall store because even if you relocate in the future, you are likely to find the matching piece of your jewelry from their branch near your new home. 

The Services of the Jeweler
Jewelers offer different services to their clients. So before you choose one, try to check which service they can provide for the ring you are going to buy. Is routine maintenance and cleaning part of the deal? How about repairs? Are there any warranties? Is it possible to reset the diamond on an entirely different ring later on? Jewelers may tell you that they can do all of these for you. However, you need to find out if they are going to do them right there at the store or they would simple direct you to some office that is far away from where you are.

Custom Bridal Jewelry

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Many brides would like to order custom bridal jewelry, but I don’t want to go over budget. Here are a few tips to help you find affordable custom bridal jewelry.

The cost of your custom bridal jewelry will be based on a few things namely design, materials and time. A simple pendant necklace with colors from your wedding on a chain is a simple, but lovely design for the bride as well as the bridesmaid’s jewelry. In this case the bride would have her necklace designed to match her dress. I suggest a color from her dress or a bead similar to one on her gown. The bridesmaid’s pendant necklaces could be a one color or a combination of colors from her shoes and dress or some other color in the wedding. The next thing to think about is what materials will be used in your custom jewelry.

If you use precious metals like sterling silver and 14kt Gold or 14kt Gold-filled, your cost is more. If you opt to go with base metals, your cost will be cheaper, but after a few wear the metal finish will wear off never to return to its original color. Also, glass pendants can be very pretty, but if you want your wedding jewelry to sparkle, Swarovski crystals add the perfect amount of sparkle to your design. Time also plays a part in the total cost your custom bridal jewelry. The more time or elaborate you design the more your custom jewelry will cost.