1. Know yourself and understand your wants
It is crucial to understand what you like and what you don’t like before you spend your savings on jewelry such as diamond earrings or diamond rings. What is lacking within your closet? Check your closet before making your purchase. Stick to your own personal style in mind when you shop, not current trends
2. Do your research
Do not forget to check out the price landscape before you start your quest for the ultimate jewelry. Check out different stores and compare their items. This way, you will know the price ranges. From here you can gauge what you like, what works best for you.
3. Do the snag test
If you are in the buying stage already, meaning you have already found the item you want, you may want to do some simple yet important jewelry tests. The Snag test is important to gauge the quality of the item. Run the piece of jewelry over an article of clothing such as stockings, blouse, or even your skin to make sure they don’t tear your clothing or skin.
4. Do the scratch test
The scratch test is also an important way to gauge the quality of the diamond earrings or diamond rings you want to buy. Gently scratch your nail over the item to make sure that it won’t scratch or peel. This is done to ensure the jewelry’s quality. Some item looks fabulous, but it is actually fool’s gold.
5. Make sure to buy from stores which have money-back return policy
This is extremely important in order to ensure value for money. You should have anywhere from 14 to 30 days to get a full refund on anything you purchase. Jewelry is an investment and a luxury. There are a lot of factors we consider when we decide to buy one. There should be a safety net in case we change our mind.
6. Fall in love with the piece
When we say fall in love with the piece, we mean that you should have connection with it. It should speak to you. You want something that you will wear for a lifetime. Jewelry is an investment. If it does not take your breath away, then maybe it is not the piece for you. Again, it is very integral to know your wants and needs.
7. Shop with someone you trust
If all of these tips fail, the best recourse is to ask someone who is knowledgeable to come with you on your jewelry quest. An expert or someone whose opinion is of value to you will be a great help. A close friend or a relative can help you understand your need and can direct you to the best item.
8. Know your finances
This is a great factor in buying jewelry. Of course, it is important to know your finances first before eyeing what you like or want. As an expert jeweler puts it: “Spend within your means and you will be less like to come away with regrets later.”