So, I just wanted to share some of the things to watch out for when buying jewelry. I’ve picked these up working in the jewelry business.
1. Sizing – Always ask if it can be sized to fit you. Sometimes (particularly if it needs to be sized more than 2 sizes) it can’t be done without compromising the integrity of the mounting, or causing you to lose stones. So, be sure to ask your salesperson. If they give you that deer in the headlights look, ask the jeweler on site.
2. Multi Stone or Pie Cut Diamond Rings
These are a great way to save money on a ring with a large carat weight. But, it can sometimes be difficult to find a jeweler willing to work on them. Sometimes, you have to send them back to the manufacturer. So, keep that in mind when considering these options.
3. Diamond Pave
Oh my gosh, just about anything with this flies off of the shelf & I love the look myself. But, anytime you buy something like this, be sure to have your jeweler ensure that all the stones are tight. These guys have a tendency to lose stones.
As long as you know ahead what to watch for and what to ask your salesperson for, you’ll do just fine selecting an beautiful piece for your collection!