Fine jewelry is a universal enjoyment. While it’s true that Europe, China, and the U.S. are the top three markets for luxury jewelry in the world, it seems as though everybody has that one piece of jewelry with extra sentimental value, such as diamond jewelry or custom weddings rings. If you’re considering purchasing a piece of handcrafted jewelry, choosing the right jewelry store is the first and most critical step. Here are a few essential questions to ask yourself before hiring a master jeweler to design and create your custom jewelry.
Does the jeweler have credentials?
Credentials are important when looking for any type of professional services. Established businesses have been in service for many years and have built up a good rapport and relationship with the area’s people. Furthermore, if you choose a business that just opened, who’s to say it’ll be around if you end up needing repairs for your custom wedding rings or other customer service? It isn’t a hard and fast rule, of course, but typically, the longer the store has been in business, the more established they are, and the better business they provide.
What range of products/services does the jeweler provide?
This is ultimately a matter of personal preference, but at the very least, it’s important to make sure that your jeweler will meet your needs — not only in terms of quality but in terms of overall services offered. For example, if you’re looking for someone to design custom wedding rings or other custom jewelry, it’s important to ask upfront about their specialized options. If you aren’t sure whether or not their range of services and products will meet your needs, it’s best to be safe and move on to another option with a wider range of support.
Ultimately, these are just a few basic questions to consider when choosing a jeweler to meet your jewelry design and purchasing needs. Keep an eye out for the next post, where we’ll dig a bit deeper and address more important questions to ask before deciding on a jewelry store or master.