How to Select a Qualified Jeweler

Whether you’re shopping for a single piece or several pieces of jewelry, having the right jeweler allows you to get the right jewelry for those special occasions. A good jeweler also helps you buy jewelry with more confidence that you’re getting high-quality jewelry. They can provide valuable information to help you make wise purchase decisions. Unfortunately, finding a good jeweler isn’t the easiest task as most jewelers claim to be legitimate, honest and knowledgeable. In this post, we will help you learn how to find the best jeweler.

How Do I Know if My Jeweler is Any Good?

Here are a few ways to know if you’re working with a good jeweler.

They’re Certified, Experienced, and Professional

If you walk into any jewelry shop, check for certification from Jewelers of America or jewelers trained by leading institutions like the American Gem Society or the Gemological Institute of America. If they have been in business long enough, check their Better Business Bureau rating.

Have a Well-Established Positive Reputation in the Community

Some of the best jewelers in town are known for high-quality service and a positive reputation. You can ask your friends or neighbors for recommendations and go with the popular name. It’s also critical to check how long the jeweler has been serving their community and clients. Some families will use one jeweler from generation to generation for quality jewelry for every occasion.

They Offer Lengthy Warranties and After-Sales Services

Good jewelers will offer lengthy warranties because they are confident of their quality. They also have a sincere commitment to their clients, ensuring complete transparency for future purchases, repairs, and complaints. They should have excellent return policies if you’re unsatisfied with the item. Avoid jewelers offering lucrative discounts that seem too good to be true. These prices could be the actual retail prices of the jewelry elsewhere.

Tips for Finding a Good Jeweler

Here are a few tips you can utilize when finding a good jeweler.

Conduct thorough research: Get recommendations from online platforms, family, friends, and colleagues and create a list. Check their websites and read reviews before narrowing your search to two or three jewelers.

Ask to meet their pros: Once you’ve selected two or three potential jewelers, call them to book an appointment with one of their Graduate Gemologists or GG.

Prepare questions to ask: Prepare a list of questions to ask during the meeting. Focus on the type of jewelry you’re looking for and use your research knowledge to ask about specific designs and processes involved.

Assess customer service: Pay attention to how you’re treated, from customer service inquiries to the responses you receive during the meeting. This will help you determine if you’re comfortable working with the jeweler or not.

Get In Touch With the Jewelry Masters

At Silva Jewelers, we understand that every piece of jewelry you buy from us is meant to be worn, admired, appreciated, and passed down. Our craftsmen will sit with you and guide you through each process. We also provide expert guidance, education, and any information that can help you get the most out of your jewelry. Contact us today!