3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Purchasing A Jewelry Piece

There are all kinds of reasons to purchase jewelry. For most people, doing so as a gift to others is their primary purpose, especially if they’re truly having to consider the cut, how it’s to be worn, the quality and value of the gem, or the purpose of the piece. Of course, not all jewelry pieces have to be a grand investment, if you like wearing relatively affordable pieces that is more than valid too, and may look great on you.

That said, if you’re truly hoping to make a premium investment in a statement piece or token that will last the test of time, perhaps an engagement ring, a necklace for your mother, or something for a special person in your life, it’s good to know what you’re buying. Not only will this help you gain the most beautiful piece you can, appropriate to the tastes of whoever will own it, but also save you some money by understanding what value is.

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Purchasing A Jewelry Piece

Yes, it’s possible to be oversold – so let’s consider the three questions to solidify before you begin:

Where Will I Wear It?

It’s very easy to be dazzled by the beauty of a well-designed jewelry piece, enough so that window-shopping at your local jewelers might become a regular habit as you walk past. That said, it’s important to ask when and how you might wear it. If it’s a pair of special cufflinks, perhaps you have a wedding coming up and that could be the perfect time. 

If it’s a brooch, perhaps you could wear it in memory of a parent it reminds you of. Sometimes, you may just admire an item and never really have an excuse to enjoy it, which might not deter your purchase, but could certainly allow you to delay it. For instance, you might never wear a tiara despite how beautiful it is, so opting for a more practical item can be ideal.

What’s My Budget?

Of course, you can finance jewelry pieces if you wish to. But the truth is that it’s always good to shop within your budget, or at least split this up into only three payments that you know you can meet. Otherwise, it might be that you agree to terms that are more expensive than you can reasonably care for, and while jewelry is gorgeous, and a real memento, it’s not exactly a practical item to finance like a home appliance or vehicle. So it’s always good to keep to a relatively refined budget.

What Do I Know About The Cut Style?

It’s important to understand the various types of gem gradings and cuts so you can make a decisions more easily. This excellent guide on 3 carat diamond identification and properties can help you better look for the right engagement ring or statement piece, for instance, providing more insight as you go to shop. You will also then begin to appreciate how different brands curate their designs to show these stones, and the skill of each piece in kind.

With this advice, we hope you can ask yourself the best questions before purchasing a jewelry piece, only leading to a better result.

Libby

Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

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11 thoughts on “3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Purchasing A Jewelry Piece

  • Great tips! Sometimes people just rush to buy whatever catches their eye, and then they never wear the beautiful thing!

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  • “Where will I wear it?” is a good question to ask since you don’t want to buy a really elegant piece and find that it’s too dressy to wear for most occasions.

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  • Oh my gosh, the payments thing is getting dangerous for me this time of year, lol. I’ll be glad when the payments are all paid, but it does make it easier to purchase pricier items. Your thought of jewelry is one such thing for sure. 🙂

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  • And that is why I don’t buy jewelry. I hardly ever go anywhere to wear them.

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  • Buying jewelry is a huge investment and you should think about these things before taking the plunge. I don’t buy jewelry very often.

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  • Great guide for buying fine jewelry. It makes buying easier when you understand what you need to consider before investing. Thank you!

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  • I love jewelry and I wear them often. It depends a lot of my mood and my style of the day.

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  • Such great advice. I will have to keep these in mind next time I’ll go shopping for a piece.

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  • It is good to plan out a purchase like this. I like your tips for strategizing the right purchase.

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  • Such a great post, it’s very informative and detailed! This is definitely a big help to decide what jewelry to buy! Thanks!

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  • These are the things we really have to consider. Thanks for this!

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