A Guide to Buying Fine Jewellery
Fine jewellery is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to a loved one, or even yourself. It is beautiful, timeless and will surely delight anyone who receives a unique piece. There is so much fine jewellery available today that many people simply do not know where to start when it comes to buying a piece. Then, there is the sad fact that there are many unscrupulous people out there who are selling fake fine jewellery to the unsuspecting. This really puts a lot of people off buying fine jewellery but it really should not because, with a little knowledge and a lot of caution, there is nothing to the process of choosing and buying fine jewellery.
When it comes to fine jewellery, there are few items more desirable than diamond rings but, many people have no idea where to start when buying a diamond ring. Diamonds are very expensive so it is important to get it right first time and think about the style your loved one would like.
When buying diamond rings, you should not that the higher the carat rating, the more expensive the ring will be. You may hear the salesperson talking about inclusions. If a diamond has inclusions, this means that it has small flaws. Diamonds with inclusions are less expensive than flawless diamonds because they are not perfect but, they are still very beautiful.
Bracelets and Necklaces
Bracelets and necklaces are also popular pieces of fine jewellery. They are typically made from gold, silver and platinum and are often adorned with jewels. When buying necklaces and bracelets, you should always find out about the quality of the metal and stones used before settling on a piece.
Earrings & Cufflinks
Earrings and cufflinks make a great gift for anyone who is looking to give fine jewellery as a gift. They are typically smaller and more reserved than many other pieces of fine jewellery so, it is harder to get it wrong.
Watches were traditionally the ultimate fine jewellery statement. A watch by a top maker such as Cartier or Rolex was the mark of class and breeding. For people of a certain age, a fine watch is still something to be cherished; however, if you are buying for younger people, a watch may not be ideal as the younger generations do not tend to wear watches much today.