There are many ways to buy jewellery, from purchasing 2nd-hand jewellery from a friend or non-jewellery-based store, buying from a store that doesn't manufacture or specialise in jewellery, or from unofficial stores. Here are 10 reasons you should buy your jewellery from a legitimate jewellery business or independent jeweller.
1 YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
When you think quality service, you wouldn't expect any less from a long-running jewellery store or chain. Getting your value for money is part of the service. When you have a limited knowledge on what you're buying, whether that be diamonds, gemstones, or anything else, you need your value for money. We are more than happy to negotiate on price when budgets are limited. However, every price we display to customers is our fairest offer. We provide quality and base the price of every item on this.
2 KNOWLEDGE OF JEWELLERY
Anyone involved in the jewellery business will be specially trained to answer every and all questions on what makes a great piece. If you don't know much about what you're buying, this can be a great opportunity to get expert advice while also shopping for something you want.
3 UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE
Like all retail services, staff need patience. Every customer has their own needs and wants, especially when it comes to high-value services such as jewellery purchasing. Our staff understand and can form personal connections with whoever they're assisting, getting said person the best possible piece.
4 FREE CLEAN CHECKS AND POLISHES
While other jewellery manufacturers may not provide this service, we do. When you purchase jewellery, we understand the importance of cleaning your item every 6 months to maintain maximum quality. This also assures that no damage has occurred since last visiting.
5 PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT
In our store, we only use the best equipment. When measuring carat weight for diamonds, measuring ring/finger sizes, identifying gold for purchasing, and the list goes on.
6 ON-SITE WORKSHOP
Jewellery manufacturers will have an on-site workshop that provides a variety of services. We're no different, with our master craftsmen providing the very best service for every job taken on. Whether we're able to help you or not, we will be honest and upfront, quoting a fair price along with an approximate date.
When visiting independent jewellers such as ourselves, you can rely on us to be honest and open about your jewellery. Your budget is important to us, and we base our decision making on this. Whatever spending limit someone has, we will treat everyone the same. We aim to provide the very best service for anyone that walks through our doors.
8 VARIETY OF JEWELLERY
A store that specialises in diamond jewellery is perfect when you have a set idea in mind. Even better is a jewellery store that has a large inventory of varied items, including, but not limited to, diamond jewellery. When you have a collection of many different items, you can determine what you want to buy from just visiting. You're not required to visit ten other stores that specialise in other sets of jewellery or gifts.
9 MANY SERVICES
From jewellery-purchasing appointments to repairs or valuations, there are a lot of services available in places like the Jewellery Quarter. Some stores may only provide a limited amount of services, such as only being able to buy diamond jewellery.
10 SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT JEWELLERS
With jewellery store chains, you may be getting a quality service or not, but with a vast range of locations and staff, you won't get that personal charm you would get from a dedicated and independent jeweller. At Bicknell's, we want to set an example of quality service with personal assistance. All our staff are bookable individually and thrive on helping customers get the jewellery they desire. To learn more about us and our staff, click here.