Finding the jeweler that meets all your expectations and carries the perfect piece for you is not easy, not even among Denver jewelers, who are so well-known for their excellent sense of style as well as for being helpful and knowledgeable. If you are currently searching for the perfect ring, wedding band, necklace, bracelet or earring for yourself or for one of your loved ones, here are a few important factors to bear in mind when searching for a jeweler in the Mile-High City.
The Price Range
You can find quality items in all jewelry shops in Denver, but the stores vary widely in terms of price tags:
- Family-owned, main street stores that sell unique pieces or represent a famous jewelry creator will carry spectacular unique pieces that are also very expensive;
- The dealers of antique, vintage or estate jewelry will have both unique and ordinary pieces and will offer items in any price range from very cheap to pieces that can cost a fortune;
- In chain stores you will find beautiful and affordable pieces, but most probably you will not find unique pieces;
- Boutique shops will offer you special, one of a kind jewelry lines and unique items for high price tags.
The Style that You Are Looking for
Traditional, family-owned shops on the main street are your go to place if you prefer jewelry that features classic styles and elegant, traditional designs. If what you are looking for is the style of a specific era, such as Art Deco or Victorian, turn to a dealer that sells vintage or estate jewelry, while for unique, contemporary pieces and for surprising designs, you can turn to boutique shops. The stores that you will find in malls also have beautiful pieces in many different styles – their profiles usually do not include unique pieces, but their selections are definitely worth taking a look at, too.
Most jewel stores specialize in specific types of items and excel in certain jewelry categories. Before you set off to check the inventories offered by local jewelry shops, carry out a little online research to find out which one of the local Denver jewelers is likely to offer what you are looking for and to find out about how reliable that jeweler is considered to be by previous customers.
Not all customers looking for a piece of jewelry are experts in metals, stones and styles, so if you are to find the perfect piece, you definitely need an expert who pays attention to your requirements and helps you pick the perfect item. The relationship between your jeweler and you as the customer needs to be one of trust – the jeweler must listen to your description of what you want and show you pieces that fit your tastes as well as your budget.
Jewelers are very different when it comes to the services offered as well. Family-owned stores and boutiques usually provide adjustment, repair and restoration services as well, but most chain stores and estate dealers focus exclusively on selling and don’t do repairs and adjustments.