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How To Choose The Best Jeweller

Working in a jewellery shop for 4 years was a real eye-opener for me. Whilst my job title was just 'sales-assistant', it was so much more than that. I learnt so much within my time in the job and whilst I don't do it anymore, it's something that still interests me and even now I still find myself giving people jewellery advice. I was once even on a flight and a passenger was struggling to set his watch so I did it for him as I used to sell the watch he owned!

Choosing the best jeweller is no simple challenge. When you have a special piece of jewellery and a substantial amount of money in the company’s hands, you recognise how important it is to choose with care. This post is here to provide you with all of the information you need to know in order to make the best decision.

First and foremost, it is important to establish what a jeweller actually does. By doing this you will see how crucial their role actually is. A jeweller takes on a wealth of different tasks. They make, clean, repair and even restore jewellery. However, the most creative part of their job is undoubtedly jewellery design. This is where their artistic flair and imagination come into play. Therefore, jewellers must be competent both practically and creatively.

What should you look for when selecting a jeweller?
Reputation – One of the best ways to determine the worth of a jeweller is to read reviews that have been left by previous customers. What do they have to say about the jewellery they purchased and the service they received? This is the only way to get an honest assessment regarding the company. If they have a bad reputation this is something you should surely be able to pick up on.

Bespoke service – The best jewellers offer a bespoke service. This relates to the earlier part regarding a jeweller’s job involving jewellery design. By offering a bespoke service, customers know they can have a piece of jewellery designed and created that fits in with their wishes and their budget.

GIA certified diamonds – In the world of jewellery there are two main adornments, diamonds, and pearls. Unfortunately, there is no official grading system for pearls. However, many companies do use the A, AA, AAA method. When it comes to diamonds, GIA certification is recognised all over the world. This grades a diamond based on its colour, clarity, carat weight, and cut. You should always look for a jeweller selling GIA certified diamonds, as this is the best way to be certain they are of a high quality.

Price –  This certainly does not mean going for the cheapest jeweller you find. If you do this you are almost certainly going to suffer from a lack of quality. Instead, look around online and get an idea of the average price regarding the piece of jewellery you wish to purchase. You can then compare this against the jeweller you are considering. A lot of people wonder how much they should spend on engagement rings. Some jewellers provide payment plans. If not, you could look into bad credit secured loans online. The truth is, there is no right or wrong. You don’t have to spend three month’s wages on a ring. Purchase what you can afford and don't get yourself into debt because of it.

Communication – Your first conversation with the jeweller will be telling. It is not always about what they know, but their ability to communicate with their customers. You need a jeweller who can easily explain all of the ins and outs regarding diamonds, metal choices and alike. This is especially the case when going for a bespoke service, as you want to be fully aware of the process.

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