Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Jewelry

January 7, 2017
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Looking to buy a piece of jewelry for a special occasion or a nice gift? Well, let us tell you something- you have many more options than Tiffany’s, Zales, and Shane Co. In fact, there are hundreds, if not thousands of jewelry stores throughout Arizona alone. But how can you tell if a store you’re considering is well established? How can you tell if you’ll be receiving the best quality jewelry at a fair and reasonable price? While there are many questions you should be asking yourself on the quest to find the perfect piece of jewelry, here are the most important:

  1. What kind of reputation does the store have?

Before you walk into any jewelry store, it’s best to do some background research online. This means looking up the store on Google, Yelp, Facebook, The Better Business Bureau, or any other site that lets customers rate and submit reviews. Naturally, good stores will have a large number of highly rated, positive reviews. Reading the reviews carefully is extremely important. For one, they give you insight into the customers experience and satisfaction with their purchase and overall experience. After all, you’d be more willing to eat at a restaurant that has a plethora of fabulous reviews, right? The same goes for jewelry stores.

2.What kinds of services does the store offer?

You might have found a store that has the exact piece you want to purchase, but do they offer any other services beyond checkout? For instance, if you’re looking to buy a watch, you should expect that the jeweler you buy from offers watch repairs, servicing, band adjustments, battery replacements, etc. Whatever you’re purchasing, the best stores will offer full and complete services.

At Stewart Kuper, we pride ourselves on the services we offer. When it comes to watches, our entire staff is extremely knowledgeable, and our watch technician is Rolex certified.

3.How can I tell if the gems and stones are genuine and high quality?

While this should always be on the forefront of your mind whenever you’re looking to buy jewelry, it’s a question that is easily taken for granted. You yourself might not be able to tell if a particular stone is genuine. After all, the average person isn’t an expert! But any credible jewelry store will be receiving its stones from high-quality, certified sellers. No matter what stone you’re thinking about buying, it must be graded and certified by a larger, professional organization. One of the most reputable sources for graded diamonds is the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Luckily, Stewart Kuper offers a wide array of GIA graded diamonds, as we strive to provide our customers with the best of the best.

Stewart Kuper has won various awards in the city of Tucson for our products, variety of services, and overall customer satisfaction. No matter what store you might be looking at, always keep in mind that choosing a reputable, well established company will always be your best choice.