Things You Should Know

There a few things you should know before you make a jewelry purchase:

  • Quality and price are related (or at least they should be).

    As you may have found out, jewelry pricing can vary wildly, even for what may appear to be the identical item. Wondering why? Keep reading.

  • Know what you're buying (it's really not that difficult).

    Before you shop learn about different stone qualities, settings and materials. At least learn the lingo so you can understand what's being explained to you. It's really your first and best defense against getting ripped off. A great place to start is on our Things To Learn page where you can read and watch some videos that will help you ask the right questions. In the words of a wise professional buyer we know, you should always try to know the answer to a question before you ask it.

  • There's a big industry secret...(shhhh!)

    When you buy jewelry from a high end brand name jewelry house, you're buying their guaranty of quality. However, you're also helping that retailer pay their very expensive rent, the high cost of advertising and marketing, and a host of other unnecessary costs that have absolutely nothing to do with quality and won't look good on your finger.

  • Jewels and Gems is here to help!

    We can help you get brand name quality, or better, at a substantial savings. To produce your piece, we'll use our extensive experience and contacts to buy the same quality or better stones and mountings, and we may even have the same jeweler that Harry uses do the final assembly. Give us a call and let's have a conversation about your next piece of fine jewelry.

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