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When shopping for fine jewelry, it is important to shop at a well-established professional jeweler. We recommend you look for a jeweler who is affiliated with a professional trade association, such as Tri State Jewelers Association, that requires high ethical standards of its members. To find a reputable jeweler in your area select your state from the options below.

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What you should know about choosing a Professional jeweler.

When you buy a dazzling piece of fine jewelry, you're making an important purchase. Equally important is the decision of where you're going to make the purchase.

A Lasting Relationship with Your Jeweler

The right jeweler should be one you can rely on for all your jewelry purchases, year after year. From gifts for loved ones to treasures for yourself, the jeweler with whom you do business should educate and inform you when you're making a purchase.

Your jeweler should be there to guide you in selecting fine jewelry of lasting quality and beauty, which will enrich your life and the lives of those you love. Your jeweler should also be there to help you properly care for your jewelry so that it can give you years of enjoyment.

How Long has the Jeweler Been in Business?

It is important to note how long the business you are considering has been operating for. If you are interested in a newly opened store, be sure to visit it and talk to the sales staff and, if possible, the manager or owner. This is a great way of assessing the professionalism of the store and it helps you establish a personal relationship with the jeweler.

Many jewelry stores in your area are probably not new but have been in business for many years, some for several generations. Find out if the jeweler has a history of community involvement. Some jewelers regularly sponsor or host beauty pageants, art exhibits and other community events. Chances are, the longer the store has been involved in the community, the more solid its reputation. If it is a family-owned store, ask if the family actively manages the store.

What Services does the Jeweler Offer?

Maintaining the fine jewelry you have purchased will be important to you as time passes. Ask if the jeweler is able to clean, size, engrave, restring or remount your jewelry.

If the store has a trained gemologist and a bench jeweler on the premises they will be familiar with the various types of precious and semi-precious stones used in fine jewelry and can explain how to care for and clean your gemstone jewelry. A bench jeweler is trained in the fabrication and repair of jewelry. This individual can repair your jewelry, resize your ring and reset a stone. Highly experienced bench jewelers can often custom design a piece for you.

Do You Have All the Information About the Jeweler's Products?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), jewelers should give you all the information about the product you are buying including price, the type of metals and gemstones used, and any enhancements or treatments, which may have been performed on the jewelry. The FTC guidelines cover not only jewelry but many other items you may find at your jewelry store including giftware and non-precious materials such as pewter.

Professional jewelers follow these guidelines and give you all the information they can about the merchandise in their stores.

What is the Jeweler's Return Policy?

Be sure to inquire about the time period for returning jewelry. Also ask whether you will be allowed an exchange or a cash refund, if this is of concern to you.

Does the Jeweler Offer a Wide Selection?

A professional jeweler will help you develop a jewelry wardrobe that meets your budget, tastes and lifestyle. Jewelers can almost always special order jewelry for you and some may even be able to custom design a piece. Simply ask if these services are available

What Information Can the Jeweler Share with You?

A professional jeweler is also a consumer educator who understands your need for information. Does the store provide you with information that will help you select and care for your fine jewelry? Booklets, brochures and other materials should be available to help guide you in your purchases and answer questions you may have.
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