Here are 5 Questions to ask yourself when choosing a Jeweller:
1. Does the Jeweller listen to you?
Respected Jewellers should:
(a) Focus on your styles, needs & desires;
(b) Listen to you; and
(c) Help guide you in narrowing your choices.
2. Is the Jeweller established and credentialed?
Look at how long the Jeweller's been in business and check out Testimonials from past clients. An established business is more likely to have great references and to be available for regular jewellery maintenance.
3. Does the Jeweller offer an array of services?
A Professional will likely offer a wide array of services. When it comes to repairs, for example, find out if they can help repair or resize your jewellery on-site or will they be shipping it out.
4. Is the Jeweller knowledgeable?
Ask plenty of questions to see if the Jeweller answers them with confidence and ease.
5. How does the Jeweller handle diamond certification and appraisal?
One thing to do is simply ask whether or not their Appraiser is a Certified Gemologist.
Before plunging into a purchase, you need to ask yourself, do I trust this Jeweller? The sense of trust can come from many places, such as:
(a) the referral of a friend or family member;
(b) reputation in the community; or
(c) having done your research and asking all the right questions.
Armed with these questions to ask both yourself and your Jeweller, you're ready to shop for jewellery with a little more ease. Better yet, you're positioning yourself to establish a lifelong relationship with a Jeweller you trust.