Your best chance for the best jewellery
Why a Fine Jeweller is a precious thing
Having the chance to enhance your life is a precious thing.
That’s why the art of fine jewellery becomes something to treasure.
There are some common mistakes that people can make when it comes to jewellery.
Let’s take you through a few so you can avoid the pitfalls and problems and find your way to a wonderful world of exquisite items.
The best steps to your best jewellery:
- Do your homework first
Purchasing a piece of jewellery is an important decision. Knowing what you want and what to expect will help you find the perfect piece that fits your taste and style.
Before you begin your shopping make a checklist.
- Work out your budget (and stick to it)
- Choose the gemstone you want
- Select the precious metal (gold, silver, etc.)
- Which brand suits you best?
- Would you like something custom-made?
By deciding what’s important up-front, you can avoid making the mistake of an impulse buy and regretting it later.
- Learn common jewellery phrases and terminology
If you can understand what a jeweller is talking about, you’ll be able to work out if a piece of jewellery is worth the price and any waiting time. Remember, if you have any questions – don’t be afraid to ask.
Knowing what you are getting will help you avoid any nasty surprises or extra costs.
Make sure you ask about the refund policy of the jeweller BEFORE you buy. Your sales receipt should include all the information you wanted to know before you made the purchase. This could include any reports or valuation details.
Jewellery is more than a purchase – it is an investment. Finding the right piece for the right price can be a little daunting. Take care when it comes to pricing and the quality that you pay for.
The danger of WAS and NOW pricing
The Australian Consumer Law is very clear about discounting and the well-known practise of Was/Now pricing. An item of jewellery needs to be offered for purchase at the higher price for a reasonable period of time.
“If the item has not been offered for purchase at the higher price for a reasonable period of time, the retailer must have sold that particular item a number of times at the higher price, before it can be offered at the NOW price.”
Don’t forget the setting
The setting of a ring or pair of earrings can make a huge difference to the look and value of your jewellery.
For example, the options for engagement ring settings is almost endless.
You can save a lot of time and heartache by asking yourself two simple questions:
How often will you wear the ring? (every day, on special occasions, etc.)
What will you be doing with your hands whilst wearing the ring?
If you are very active or using your hands in ways that could damage your ring, then choosing something like a high, claw set or brittle setting is risky.
The thicker the claws or more of them means a more secure setting for your gemstone.
Franco Jewellers – Quality you can wear
Jewellery should always be an enhancement. Jewellery should showcase both the craftmanship in its making and the good taste of the person wearing the piece.
That’s where quality shines brightest. That’s where Franco Jewellers stands out from the crowd with a truly outstanding range to choose from.
– Inspiration meets Imagination –
Experience and expertise all come together to give you the chance to enhance your life.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ or ‘you are truly special’ than a special piece from the very best in the jewellery business.
Franco Jewellers makes magic happen
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