Jewelry stores can confuse almost anyone. They are full of mirrors and jewellery and lights and sometimes making a choice seems like an almost impossible task. While are counters are usually divided according to gold jewellery, diamond jewellery and even sterling jewellery, they are rarely divided according to budgets. Most of the items are mixed and looking for the various ornaments that fit within your budget can be an almost impossible task. Thankfully there are ways to get by in these jewellery shops and all one needs to do is keep a few basics in mind so as to emerge the winner here.
The first thing to do when you visit jewelry stores is to ask for assistance. In case you are just looking around, let the sales person know. If you are looking for ornaments in a particular metal or stone, then this should also be conveyed. For those who are searching within a budget rather than going for a metal type, it will help to ask the sales person for assistance here too. Keep in mind that it is their job to help you and they know their way around the store much better.
Jewelry stores offer a rather large range of variety and some pretty unusual jewellery too. This usually makes it difficult to make a choice. It will help here to keep putting aside the pieces that you do like and then once you have seen the entire store, you can go back to the ones chosen earlier and narrow down your choice to one or two as the case maybe.
Irrespective of whether you are looking to buy sterling jewellery or the more expensive range of gold and platinum, do keep in mind that you must seek out a break up of the cost. Indeed finely crafted pieces charge more for their workmanship, while those that have not been given added attention may come at a lower cost. Do ask what you are being charged for the metal and what is the price that you are paying for the workmanship? Keep in mind that the metal cost is what you will be reimbursed in case you return the ornament, while the workmanship cost will be deleted completely.
If you do happen to shop when the jewellery shops go on sale, do not forget to take a certificate of authentication along with sales receipt. Many a time one tends to buy during a sale simply due to the discounted price, only to realise later that the metal is not of sound quality and repent later. So you inquire about the break up cost of the jewellery and what will you be refunded in case you need to give the ornament back to the store.
It will also help to brush up on your knowledge of jewelry when setting out to visit these jewelry stores. Learn about the going rate of the various metals, how diamonds are priced, why deeper stones are considered better, etc. these tips will help you in keeping the reins of the shopping in your hands.