7 Questions to Ask your Jeweler (Part Two)
Because buying jewelry is something most of us only do a few times in life, it is something we want to get right. A piece of jewelry is not just something we invest in financially, but something we invest in emotionally as well. It is something we carry with us not for years, but for decades. Often, jewelry also represents and symbolizes our relationship with another individual. Coming home with the right piece is about asking the right questions. Let’s look at four more questions you should ask your jeweler.
- How should I care for my piece of jewelry?
While some gems like diamonds are tough and amazingly durable, they are not indestructible. In fact, some gems can be damaged rather easily. It is important to know how to care for your specific piece of jewelry. Ask your jeweler about the specifications of care for band and gem to make sure they stay brilliant for years to come.
- What do I need to know about insurance?
As we have discussed, diamonds and jewelry have a great deal of value. You may wish to consider having your piece insured. Ask your jeweler about the process of getting your piece insured. You can even ask them if they think it would be a good idea. It is important to protect your investment.
- Can you tell me about resizing?
What good is a ring if you cannot wear it? It is important that your piece fits properly. If you are buying for your future betrothed, you should ask her ring size, but be prepared to have it resized if necessary. Fingers can change in size over time which could cause you to resize the ring as well.
- Can you tell me about warranties and returns?
Some pieces of jewelry may come with warranties or service plans for repairs. You want to know exactly what your jeweler has to offer. The more informed you are, the better.