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Tips On How To Buy Custom Jewelry In Calabasas
It comes as a challenge for some people to buy jewelry. But it doesn't really have to be so. With the right knowledge and guide, you can make a very good purchase. Below are some important tips on how to buy jewelry in Calabasas;
1) Know what you want:
Before you walk into the jewelry store, it is important you have a fair idea of exactly what you are looking for. It doesn't make any sense (and you are likely to get more confused) if you to walk into a store ask the jeweler to give you something nice for yourself or your girlfriend. The jeweler will offer you jewelry that matches his/her own taste. Such jewelry may not match your taste or the taste of whomever you want the jewelry for.
So it is important to do some research and get a fair knowledge of what you want before you go shopping. Some jewelry descriptors that can act as a guide includes;
Jewelry color: Do you prefer gold-colored or silver-colored jewelry?
Specific metal: Some jewelry in Calabasas may be colored gold or silver but may not actually be gold or silver, you should know the particular metal you have in mind.
Price: This is very important, you should have a particular price range and limit in mind, so if you are offered something beyond your limit, you can calmly turn it down.
2) Talk to a jeweler you trust:
Of course, you can walk into a jewelry store and make a purchase on the spot, but it is often better to talk to someone before making the final move, particularly if what you have in mind worth much. If you have a friend who is familiar with jewelry, ask their opinion. If you don't have such friends, you can spread your tentacles and ask anyone in the family. Chances are someone knows a great deal about jewelry or may have dealt with custom jewelers that they trust and are willing to refer.
You should have it in mind that the best place to get a second opinion is from someone who doesn't have a vested interest in the sale. So it is preferable to talk to a friendly third party than request information from the person that is to make the sale.
3) Know enough to ask the right questions:
Whoever you choose to speak to, it is important you know enough to ask the right questions. There are certain things you need to be familiar with that would make the conversation more fluent and guarantee you better knowledge at the end of the day. Some terms you should be familiar with before the conversation includes; hallmark, carat, karat, cut, color, and clarity.
4) Know where to buy:
There are several options when it comes to places to buy your jewelry in Calabasas. Each of these options has its pros and cons. While some offer better prices, others have a larger catalog, while some have knowledgeable staff support, others have a good return policy.
You can decide to buy from the big chains. These shopping mall jewelers specialize in the common types of jewelry in Calabasas; wedding/engagement rings, earrings, watches, chains, etc. They have a good return policy but do not expect professional customer support. The staff may know less than you do about jewelry. You will find basic jewelry here, nothing extraordinary.
Independent Jewelers, on the other hand, are experts that focus entirely on selling jewelry. They may have a smaller catalog compared to the big chains, but you will find unique and exceptional styles. They are experts, so you can rest assured that you will benefit from their professional customer support.
The third option is pawn shops. This is the most sensitive location to get custom jewelry; you can either hit it big with them or get swindled.