People usually shop for jewelry by trying to find the best deal and lowest price they can for the item they’re looking for. While this may save your pocket book in the immediate, it will not help you in the future when the jewelry you’ve purchased loses it’s value by more than expected. The more important factors to think about when buying jewelry is the quality and craftsmanship. This turns your purchase into an investment that will last and be worthwhile as time passes.
The quality of your diamonds, or other precious stones is very important to the value they hold. The clarity, cut and carat weight determine the worth of each stone. Which means that bigger is not always better. Buyers should be aware of the type of cut, and how that affects the value, the clarity of the stone and whether or not it’s certified from GIA or another gemological lab.
The craftsmanship of your jewelry is also very important in making it the right type of investment for you. It is easy to forget about the quality of the jewelry itself while you’re distracted by the sparkle of the stones. Event the untrained eye can inspect and understand the quality of craftsmanship of a piece of jewelry with just a closer inspection of simple things like the clasp, the setting, any weak points in the piece, the condition of the metal, etc. It goes a long way in retaining it’s value and allure when the quality of the craftsmanship is top notch.
Signed jewelry is a sure way to get a strong investment when you buy jewelry. Jewelry houses like Tiffany & Co. and Cartier carry an understood quality and craftsmanship with their name. Because of this, signed pieces have a higher value on the secondary market and make them an ideal investment.
Jewelry-N-Loan specializes in fine jewelry from some of the top Jewelry houses in the world. We can work with you to find you the right piece at the right price and make sure you walk away with an investment you can feel great about. Call us today or stop by our shop in Costa Mesa, CA to learn more about what we can do for you.