Jewellery shopping is fun. It is a great way to accessorise, give gifts to friends, in fact jewellery is also one thing wedding planners and those about to wed must take a look at. Here are a few tips you need to consider when shopping for jewellery:

1. Ensure your jeweler is well educated

Consider a jeweler who has both formal and gemological education, a jewelry manufacturing training in addition to their practical experience. Remember jewelry will cost you a lot and it will break your heart to find out you bought something fake. There are many sites on the internet where you can find out if the jeweler in your area are certified. Whether you are buying silver bracelet for women or you are shopping around for a nice necklace for an event, buying from a certified vendor guarantees you get quality product and value for your money.

2. Look for the manufacture’s marker

This is like your book being signed by the author, like that watermark on the note in the money we use. It spells authenticity. It states that the product was made by that manufacturer and is therefore as original as can be. Jewelry manufacturers have unique way of signing their brands to make them original. For instance a gold ring has a number perfectly engraved on the inside to make it unique and high quality.

Jewelry shopping is fun. It is a great way to accessorize, give gifts to friends, in fact jewelry are also one thing wedding planners and those about to wed must take a keen look at. Today, there are so many fake jewelry around. They look golden and pretty but are fake, after a few encounters with water they even start rusting. For most of us, this is the greatest fear of all, wearing a rusted piece of jewelry that you possibly spent a fortune on. Here are a few tips you need to consider when you go jewellery shopping so you are not lied to or so you don’t end up frustrated.

3. Check the gems and the metal

The gems on any piece of jewelry bought need to be very secure and not shaky. If not secure, the gems will definitely fall off in the near future. Also, remember to check for any damaged stones. If possible, look through the jeweller’s loupe for chips and abraded facets.

You are buying this metal for a very high price. It is only logic that you look for scratches. These are perhaps the most obvious sign of damage in jewelry. All metal finishes, matte, bright and texture show where the scratches are and how deep they are.

4. Check the warranty and return policy

There are some damages you may not notice while at the store so you need to read the warranty and the return policy carefully. Look at the ‘what ifs’ of buying and if there are things you do not understand always ask. Nothing is worse than buying an item, going home and finding out that it is damaged, going to the store and finding out it cannot be accepted. Remember jewelries are often overpriced and the last thing you want is to spend more in buying something that you cannot use neither return to the store. 

xoxo D.



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