So, it’s time for you to start your journey on finding that perfect engagement ring for your partner? But the problem is, you don’t know where to look! Maybe, the first thing that came to your mind is Tiffany, but since you don’t want to pay for the blue box, you’re back to square one.
You are now left pondering who to trust to make a masterpiece that your partner will treasure forever.
Whether it’s a solitaire or oval cut engagement ring you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered! To help kick off your search, here are five key things to consider before making any decision on which jeweller to choose
1. See how many years the jeweller has been established
Reputation is key in the jewellery industry. A lot of jewellers have come and gone over the years which is a bit worrying as clients don’t have a place to go back to for any future needs. Gladly, at Armans Fine Jewellery, we have been trading since 1986 and are three generations in the making so you can be rest assured we will be here for many years to come.
2. Handmade vs handcrafted
In your jewellery search, you may have run across the term handcrafted, but what does this mean? Most people think that handcrafted means someone has physically made a ring from scratch, however, this not the case.
Handcrafted is a word used to disguise machine made jewellery. Basically, what this means is that the engagement ring is printed with a machine and then is assembled by hand and is therefore handcrafted. Since they are machine made, there are many issues that arise from handcrafted pieces.
Unfortunately, a lot of jewellers use this approach to take shortcuts even though it often results to poor quality products. At Armans Fine Jewellery, we believe handmade is the old school method and is still the best approach to creating masterpieces that will last forever. For those that cannot pick handcrafted vs handmade, you will see that a handcrafted jewellery is nowhere as refined as handmade. If you want to learn more about custom make engagement rings, come into Arman’s store to see the difference!
3. Pick a Sydney jeweller who is award-winning
Jewellers who enter competitions such as the Diamond Guild of Australia go through rigorous testing to deem whether their pieces are of high quality. Whether they win or lose is another story, however, it shows that there is integrity and honesty in each engagement ring these artisans craft.
Armans Fine Jewellery won the 2011 Diamond Guild of Australia. Levon Arzumanian is the youngest designer in Australia to ever win in the Diamond Solitaire engagement ring category and was also a finalist in 2015. To learn more about our awards, check out: www.armansfinejewellery.com/our-awards
4. Does the Sydney jeweller ethically source their diamonds?
There are jewellers that artificially treat diamonds to upgrade their colour or clarity. If you opt to buy from these jewellers, it’s a must that they disclose this information to you.
At Armans, we strongly disagree with this process as the diamond is not what what they say it is. There are also a few jewellers who sell diamonds second hand. This is quite unfortunate since you want to be the first person to wear your engagement ring! Hence, buying from a credible and reputable jeweller is an absolute must. At Armans Fine Jewellery we only use certified original diamonds.
5. Check out their Google reviews
Customer feedback tells a lot about the quality of a jeweller’s craftsmanship. Personally. I check for these everywhere I go! See how happy their clients are first then make the judgement for yourself.
You can check out our reviews and notice that Armans is the highest and most highly rated compared to any other jeweller in Sydney. We are also listed on a few blogs and directories that confirm our integrity and quality.
The jewellery industry is rapidly changing in a way that actual jewellers who hand make jewellery are becoming fewer. See for yourself why we are regarded as the highest rated jeweller in Sydney today!