Get to Know your Jeweller Before Buying Diamond Jewellery

You know that heavy feeling in your gut when you hand in your money to pay for something expensive and you just hope, really hope, that this thing is worth it. Well, that feeling is even more magnified when you’re buying something as valuable as diamonds. They’re tiny pieces of stone but their prices are no joke. You could easily lose $4000 if you’re careless with this tiny piece of stone.

We’re not saying diamonds aren’t worth the investment. Of course they are (cough!) And because they are really worth it for such a tiny size, it’s only important that you put careful consideration into it before buying. One of the things to consider is the jeweller. There are many jewellers who sell diamonds but only a handful will truly have your best interest. This is why it’s so important to know who your jeweller is before purchasing any diamond jewellery.

So what makes a good jeweller and where do you find one? Well, that’s a question we will answer in this post.

1. Listens to your needs

A good jeweller, such as Diamond Jewellery Studio, will listen to you and ask you the right questions to help them determine the kind of diamond jewellery you are looking for. If they persistently push you towards items that you don’t really like despite having clearly defined what you are looking for, run. This is a big red flag. They don’t really want to help you find the perfect diamond, they just want your money.

2. Loyal customer-base

A good jeweller is someone who is established and has gathered a number of loyal customers. If you know someone who has been with their jeweller for quite some time, you might want to get a reference. This is usually a good sign since it means that the jeweller is trusted enough to help their long-time customers pick the right jewellery they need.

3. Wide array of services

Your jeweller can’t just be the person who persuades you to buy diamond jewellery. They should have other services that go along with their products such as diamond inspection, repair, resize, and custom design. A reputable jeweller will be able to answer or should have staff that can answer any questions you have with ease. It’s even better if your jeweller sells loose diamonds as they are often more knowledgeable about the qualities of diamond than most. If you’re interested, you can check out wholesale diamonds in Brisbane from Diamond Jewellery Studio.

4. Wide selection

Okay, so maybe going into a big jewelry boutique might not be the most ideal since you could get overwhelmed by the choices. Despite the huge selection, a good jeweler will go the extra mile to help you find the jewelry that you’re looking for and narrow down your choices. They can’t just present you with ring after ring hoping that you’ll settle for something they can quickly sell.

5. Recommends other jewelers

So we mentioned that your jeweler should at least have a decent amount of jewelry to choose from but if they don’t have the specific jewelry you’re looking for, they will readily recommend another store that might have what you need instead of maligning their competitor.

6. Respects the value of jewelry

And not just the money that comes in exchange for it. If you have a special design in mind that you want to have made or you have a broken piece of jewellery that you want repaired, your jeweller should be able to take the extra step in helping you fulfill those needs. They respect the value of jewellery as well as the feelings of their clients in regards to their needs and the sentimental value of their jewellery.

In Conclusion

You don’t have to settle for the first jeweller that you meet when there are others that can readily give you more than just a hard sell. If you want to get the best value out of your purchase, it pays to take the time to choose a jeweller that is reputable, respected, and genuinely cares about your needs.

Look After Your Valuables On Holiday

We know that diamonds aren’t cheap. And they’re certainly a precious possession. Generally, it’s not a good idea to travel with your jewelry but there are probably times when you really want to.

Here’s how you can keep your diamond engagement rings safe if you’re taking them along on your next holiday or honeymoon.

Keeping Diamonds Safe During Travel

Before You Travel

If you’re going travelling with your valuables, don’t skimp on insurance. A suitable policy is the best defense against any eventualities of losing your rings.

Be aware that most travel insurance policies don’t cover massive jewelry claims so you might require a separate policy. It’s worth doing some homework first.

If you’re taking your diamond engagement rings overseas with you, it’s a good idea to keep a list of the jewelry you’re taking with. Make a copy of the list and pack it in with your belongings. Also take pictures and even video footage of your rings and keep those in your camera or mobile phone. They could come in handy should you need proof of identification.

Be Street Smart

You’ll want to use your common sense when travelling with your diamond jewelry. Do avoid wearing your diamonds in public areas. There’s no better way to attract a thieves’ attention than adorning expensive jewelry. This is also true of wearing jewelry at airports during your flight transits.

Another good tip is not to keep your precious jewels in your checked-in baggage when using public transport and on flights. Often security guidelines dictate that luggage needs to be inspected and that puts your diamond engagement rings at risk of theft. Keep your jewels in your hand luggage and on your person.

A carry case especially designed for storing jewelry is a good idea too. A jewelry box with different storage compartments can pad your loose items during transit, preventing dents and scratches.

Be Cautious if You’re Leaving Valuables In the Hotel

Don’t leave loose jewelry lying around the hotel room. It’s just begging to be stolen. Instead of doing that, check if there is a safe-storage facility at the hotel that you’re  staying at. This could be a security box at reception or a safe in the hotel room. These are safe methods of keeping your valuables locked away when you’re not in the hotel room.

If no such storage is available, then carry your items with you. You should never, ever leave valuables in the hotel room if you’re not there. Remember, hotel cleaning staff will have access to the room.

Save the Trouble – Leave it At Home

Unless you really, really want to bring your diamond jewelry on holiday with you for a special event or occasion, save the hassle and leave it at home. You really don’t want to unnecessarily expose yourself to risks in a strange country.

Keeping Your Diamonds Safe At Home

If you’d rather leave your jewels at home, make sure they’re safe there too. While you’re not at home, choose to suspend newspaper deliveries and ask a neighbor to empty your post box on a daily basis. Post and newspapers building up broadcast to everyone that you’re not at home.

Also, avoid announcing on social media that you will be away on holiday. These days thieves are incredibly tech savvy.

A decent safe is essential for your diamond engagement rings and other precious belongings. Keep the safe in an inconspicuous part of the house. The first place burglars usually check are the jewelry box, dresser drawers and wardrobe. But a fireproof safe that has been installed in the wall and hidden behind something will make is near impossible for robbers to get off with your jewelry.

Finally, don’t forget to latch the window locks and remove any spare keys on the

outer premises.

Finest jewelry for every fashionista

Over the years, various designs of jewelry have evolved into symbols of self-expression and power. Many individuals wear different styles of jewelry to make a statement and intensify their wardrobe attire. The diamond is a popular stone, and when the diamond is crafted into jewelry pieces, it becomes a beautiful piece of art. Similar to the diamond, moissanite jewelry designs also emanate beauty and fine art. The style, cut, clarity and color of stones bring to light the unique features of jewelry from www.Moissanite.com.

Discovered by Dr. Henry Moissan, the moissanite exudes a powerful luster of gleaming light on those who wear jewelry that contains this beautiful gem. Each carat size of moissanite radiates 10% lighter than a similar sized diamond carat. The value of a moissanite gem divulges its brilliance and intensity. Hence, many people prefer to purchase moissanite jewelry rather than diamonds. Whether you are searching for a ring, necklace or a pair of earrings, the moissanite will immediately attract your intention.

If you plan to purchase an engagement ring, the moissanite will certainly be an exceptional craft of art that your fiancé will treasure for years to come. You can choose various stone colors, including blue, various shades of green, yellow and colorless stones.

As Seen On Screen: Iconic Jewellery in Films

Whether we realise it or not, major Hollywood films influence us in fashion styles, personality trends and lifestyle aspirations. What we see on the silver screen, we want in our own lives and nothing becomes more desirable than focal pieces of jewellery worn by our favourite film stars. Of all the influential jewellery items, several stand out as major world players on the fashion stage and they’re not all from modern blockbusters. Fashion in jewellery stays the same as much as it changes and certain styles are always represented because of their timeless elegance.

Pearls and Diamonds

Much as we think we’ve moved on from the swinging sixties, the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s could have been made yesterday if you look at the jewelry and fashion styling. Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, wears an exquisite three-strand pearl and diamond necklace. The heavy pearls and dangling, flower cluster diamond closure sits snugly at her throat in a perfect collar.

Many of today’s statement necklaces imitate the style. They are bold, eye-catching and dramatic. Half a century after the making of the film, fashion lovers today still find inspiration in the classic combination of the sleekly silhouetted little black dress and shamelessly ornate collar necklace.

Pendants with Panache

Emotions provide strong ties to loved ones and previous generations. Jewels with history behind them have a special place in our hearts and take on meanings far deeper than the metals and stones that form their shape. It’s why we give jewelry on important occasions such as engagements and weddings or birthdays and anniversaries.

Timeless jewels used in films quickly take on a life of their own. The Heart of the Ocean necklace that plays a pivotal role in the 1997 Titanic film was based on a real necklace. The cubic zirconium costume piece made for the film so caught the public imagination that after filming, a second necklace was commissioned. It was made by Asprey & Garrard of London. This precious creation featured a 170 carat blue sapphire with more than 100 diamonds, set in platinum.

The necklace was later sold at auction for over two million dollars. Costume jewelry inspired by the Heart of the Ocean continues to be a hot trend in statement jewelry, entering into the realms of iconic jewelry that will continue to reappear in fashion styles.

Pretty Pieces

Some of the jewelry used in films is genuine right from the start. The makers of the film, Pretty Woman could have used a costume piece for the beautiful ruby and diamond necklace presented to Julia Roberts by Richard Gere.

In fact, the necklace was real, with a value of a quarter of a million dollars. It was under constant armed guard during the making of the film. The necklace might have passed unnoticed were it not for a genius piece of editing by the film’s producers when they decided to include footage shot originally as a practical joke played on Roberts by Richard Gere.

Given the instruction to ‘wake her up a little’, Richard Gere’s character snaps the jewelry box shut on Julia’s fingers as she reaches towards the necklace. The scene proved a delightfully spontaneous moment in the film and has since become one of the most talked about and best loved scenes.

Iconic jewelry from films will always play an important part in fashion both for their romance and for the sense of identity and belonging they instill in the wearer.

This Guest Post was written by Francesca who works on behalf of jewelry supplier www.pearlandbutler.com who provide a range of jewelry including silver & costume.

Fashion for keeps

As years goes by, your love for jewelry grows deeper, your collection will eventually goes bigger and your simple jewelry box is not enough to keep your growing jewelry especially those expensive one.  That is when amsec electronic locks comes on handy.  Safe  are designed not just to keep your money or valuable items safe but it can also be a good place for your expensive  jewelries.

Expensive jewelry is not just fashion but it is also a good investment considering that gold or platinum can accumulate value in time.  Whether those are with high monetary value or just for sentimental, we always wanted to be sure that  they are secure.  Keep your jewelry safe by investing on a valuable safety locks installed in your own home.   Keep your favorite fashion object protected from any thieves or burglar.