Choosing the right Jeweller for an Engagement Ring
Obviously choosing the right design and style of an engagement ring is of the highest importance, yet never underestimate the effect a qualified jeweler will have on the standard and quality levels of the ring. Within the jewelry business there are several major brand names that are automatically linked with quality products, guaranteed warranties and a high standard of workmanship. Yet for a novice to the jewelry industry, what is it to look for when deciding on a jeweler?
To be clear, the choice of jeweler can affect everything from the price to the style to the diamonds used. Within the jewelry industry there is a diverse range of jewelers operating with different services on offer. Being an engagement ring purchase it is imperative that a person look for the highest quality jeweler they can afford complete with warranties, quality product use and workmanship. This is important as this ring is a major investment and will need to be durable as well as insured to give the buyer peace of mind that they are truly covered if the ring becomes damaged.
There are essentially three different types of jewelers a person can visit in the search for an engagement ring, with the style of ring that a person is after usually dictating where they will go for their purchase. The options are:
- Small jewellers and local jewelry stores
- Large brand jewellers
- Custom jewellers
Small jewellers and local jewelry stores
Of course one of the best benefits of buying from a local jeweler is that if you simply are unsure of what you want or even the range that is available, then talking to their jeweler and counter staff can help you to understand the range of engagement rings further to narrow down what you may be looking for. Local jewelers will usually stock the most popular ring styles and diamond cuts on the market so if you are after a traditional engagement ring such as a solitaire with a round diamond then your local jeweler should be able to supply the perfect ring. Additionally it is beneficial to have close access to the store in case of repairs or warranty issues.
Large Brand Jewellers
There are several big names when it comes to engagement rings - Tiffany's, George Jensen - to name but two, and these brands are associated with style, quality and durability. Large brand jewellers will have an extensive range of engagement rings available meaning there is even greater choice to pick from, while also usually providing long warranties and repair options if the ring becomes damaged.
Custom jewellers are a very popular option for those who want to create their own ring and reflect their own individual style.Custom jewellers will often have a range of lone diamonds for sale that they can then place into any setting of your choice, with a selection of loose mounts available, meaning a person can create their own unique engagement ring. Simply by completing a bit of research on quality jewellers in your local area or even within the jewellery industry, you will be able to make an informed choice as to who caters to your own personal taste and style for this engagement ring purchase.
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