So, you’ve decided it’s time to pop the question. You’ve planned the serene destination, the heart-wrenching speech and the timeless music to show her how you feel, but what about the ring?
With so many retail stores promising you the ring she’ll love, it can be exhausting knowing where to make your final choice.
It’s important to be aware of the green lights and red flags when choosing your jeweller. To stop you from falling for the next Tom, Dick or Harry, Anania have compiled a list of things to watch out for!
1) They should listen to you
A good jeweller will listen to what you have to say. Their aim is to help you find the right ring for that someone special. This means they should ask you questions about her personality, her style, and what she likes. Your jeweller may also ask you for a rough idea of budget. This is normal, however, it is an issue when frequently focused on or pushed. Your jeweller should show you a range of rings suited to what you’ve told them. It is important that you don’t leave feeling overwhelmed.
2) They should offer a range of services
A good jeweller will offer a range of services, both while you’re choosing the ring and after, if adjustments are needed. An in-house gemologist can guide you in finding the right stone based on your desires. They are trained in the properties of precious and semi-precious stones. Bench jewellers can also help repair or resize your ring if needed. Many quality jewellers will also offer designing services for when you can’t find the ring that’s right for her.
3) They should be established and credentialed
It is important that you choose a trustworthy jeweller. Asking to see their credentials and doing your research will ensure that you’re choosing someone with a great reputation who will be there if you need assistance in the future.
4) They should know what they’re talking about
As a paying customer, you have a right to ask questions. A good jeweller will have all the answers or can point you to someone who does. If they can’t answer your question or refuse to, then don’t hesitate to walk away.
5) They should guide you through the 4 C’s
Cut, colour, clarity, carat. Your jeweller shouldn’t expect you to know what these are, and instead, they should guide you through each one when choosing the right ring.
6) They should mark the integrity of the precious metal in the ring
It’s common for jewellers to focus on the quality of the diamond, but not the metal. Make sure you ask to see a stamp verifying the precious metal content.
Overall, you should be able to trust your jeweller. It is important that your jeweller is able to provide you with all the information you seek. Doing your research and reading reviews from past customers can be a great way to ensure you’re making the right choice.
Nicholas Purcell Studio has compiled a list of some of the top retail stores in Sydney where you can buy that perfect ring, and Anania has made the list!
- Natalie Barney
- Fairfax & Roberts
- Hardy Bros.
- Peter Michaelson
- Tiffany & Co
To view the rest of the list click here or, to find out more about Anania, call 02 9299 4251.