Whether it is an engagement ring that you are looking for, a bracelet to surprise one of your loved ones or a pair of earrings to match that new dress that you have been eying for so long, finding the most suitable jeweler is half the success. The jewelry stores Denver gives home to offer pieces in all price ranges, styles and designs, so here are a few tips about how to find the jeweler that can help you make the best selection.
Know What You Want
You don’t need to have a very accurate mental image of the piece that you want to buy (though it won’t hurt if you have one), but it would be very useful to have an idea about the style of the jewel you are looking for – it will help you a lot not only when your jeweler shows you dozens of items to choose from, but when you pick your jeweler as well. Here are the main types of jeweler stores:
- Chain stores – these shops are usually found in malls or shopping centers. There inventories are quite large, they often provide promotional and discounted prices and they offer consistent quality, but don’t expect them to provide any unique or very expensive items;
- Independent shops – many of these stores are family-owned businesses, usually located in the main street. Their inventories usually consist of classic items, even their high-end, unique pieces feature classic designs;
- Designer shops – these places offer pieces created by contemporary artists and many of them sell jewelry lines, that is, collections comprising items that feature the same style. You can turn to these shops for very exclusive pieces that make a special style statement;
- Sellers of pre-owned jewels – jewelers call items that are older than century antique, vintage is the name for pieces made 50-100 years ago, while estate is the term used for pre-owned pieces created during the last 50 years. You can turn to these merchants if you are looking for a piece that features a specific style or comes from a specific era, such as Edwardian, Victorian or Art Deco.
Figure Out the Services that You Need
Buying the jewel is only the first step – most pieces need maintenance and adjustments to preserve their beauty. Most jewelers, though not all of them, provide repair, polishing, adjustment and other maintenance services, so if you think you will need such services, find out about what is offered before you buy the jewel.
Trust Your First Impressions
Your jeweler is your partner in the process of picking the perfect item, so try to find a jeweler who listens to your description of the item that you want and shows you pieces that you like. Pick a shop that makes a positive first impression, one that is not too overwhelming, a place that exudes the atmosphere that encourages you to ask all the questions that you have – a very important aspect, especially if you are not very experienced buying jewelry.