Shopping for new high-end jewelry is always so exciting. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring with your significant other, a watch to wear everyday or bracelet to wear on a dinner date, we know you’ll find what you’re looking for at Riddle’s Jewelry. But before you start shopping, there are a few things to keep in the forefront of your mind in order to make a purchase easily and successfully. Today, we’ll be listing out a few things you should know and think about before you make a big watch or jewelry purchase. Read along!

What Type Of Jewelry You Want

Chances are you know exactly what type of luxury jewelry or premium watches you want before you purchase it. However, it’s important to have a solidified idea of what specifically you’re after before you start shopping. Why? Because you’re going to save money and end up purchasing a jewelry piece that you love and will cherish. If you start shopping for jewelry without knowing what you want, you might get tempted to buy something else that you hadn’t initially wanted. In the long run, you’ll lose money by spontaneously purchasing jewelry and you won’t have that piece of chic jewelry you were wanting in the first place. Before initiating the shopping process, figure out how much money you’re willing to spend and solidify the type of watch and/or jewelry you want. You’ll end up with a beautiful piece of luxury or designer jewelry that you’ll cherish and won’t regret purchasing.

How Often You’re Going To Wear It

If you’re planning a big watch or jewelry purchase, it’s smart to plan a little beforehand. Just like knowing what type of jewelry you want, it’s good to think about how you’ll wear it. The last thing you want is to purchase a nice watch or jewelry piece and only wear it once. Ask yourself realistically how often you’d wear that piece and if it is wearable with the clothing you wear on an everyday basis. If you’re wanting to add some unique designer jewelry to your jewelry collection, make sure this is an item that you will wear often with the types of clothing you normally opt for. If you prefer to dress up a lot, then you’ll probably want to shop for more dressy, luxury jewelry pieces or premium watches. Do you like statement pieces? You’ll want to find some colorful jewelry. Do you have a more casual style? You’ll probably love a simple yet versatile necklace, watch or jewelry. Shop for jewelry you know you’re going to love, care for and wear for years to come.

Understand You’ll Be Spending More For Quality, High-End Jewelry

Quality products are always sought after. Even though the price point is higher, quality items from any industry are worth the price. And this proves true with watch and jewelry purchases. Quality, well-made designer jewelry is going to cost more than jewelry from a general merchandise store, and it is going to be worth it. Before you start shopping for a piece of designer jewelry or premium watches, be aware of how much money it is going to cost you, and realize that you are paying for quality. Do your research and find out what you should be spending on a certain type of jewelry. This way, the cost won’t come as a shock to you and you can treasure your purchase that much more.

Be Aware Of Any Metal Allergies

Before venturing out to try on and eventually purchase jewelry, make sure you’re not allergic to any metals or materials. If so, find out which ones and steer clear of jewelry made with those materials. Nickel is a metal that many people are allergic to, and unfortunately nickel is found in a fair amount of jewelry. However, if you’re shopping for more high-end, designer jewelry pieces, you might be in the clear. Either way, before trying on any jewelry, be sure you ask. If you are allergic to nickel and are wanting a similar metal substitute, you’re going to want to look for jewelry made out of surgical-grade stainless steel, or yellow gold in 14-, 18- or 24- karats. The number one way to avoid an allergic reaction from jewelry is if you know what metals to stay away from.

Be sure to check out our watch and jewelry collections at Riddle’s Jewelry. Whether it’s an engagement ring, designer jewelry or premium watches, we know you’ll find jewelry you’ll love. Happy shopping!

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