Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tips for Buying Fine Jewelry

It's one of the most significant purchases anyone can make, and more women are celebrating their financial status by purchasing brilliant pieces of fine jewelry for themselves. Not quite sure where to begin? Legendary jewelry designer David Yurman shares his top five tips.

Know Yourself
Knowing what you like and don't like is key before you spend serious cash on jewelry. Take your own personal style in mind when you shop, not current trends.

Know Your Finances
You should buy what you can afford — and know what exactly that means before you step foot in a jewelry store. Only you know what you can comfortably spend so make sure you have a number in mind before you start to look. Spend within your means and you'll be less likely to come away with regrets.

Take Your Time Shopping
Head to the stores, walk the counters, try things on, and get a feel for what you like or don't like. Buying jewelry is a personal experience and you should take as long as you like. Inspect the piece for quality, do your homework, and ask questions.

Bring a Friend
Bring someone you trust and who knows you well. choose wisely and bring a friend who shares your taste — or at least understands yours

Fall in Love with the Piece
Your purchase should be a piece that speaks to you. you want materials and style of a serious nature that will last a lifetime. If the piece doesn't take your breath away, don't put your money down.


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