Shopping Local Gives Back
Choosing to shop at a local, independent jewelry retailer not only gives you the best service and selection, but it also gives back to the community. More money spent at local jewelry stores goes straight back into the local economy than money spent at chain retailers. When you visit a jewelry store in your community, your purchase directly impacts your neighbors and creates a stronger community. Local jeweler are also uniquely in tune with the events in your community, such as graduation dates, and can cater to the direct needs of the patrons in their area.
Jewelry and Estate Appraisals
Your local jewelry store can provide you with fine jewelry appraisals for insurance purposes or give you a fair market value price for estate purposes. Jewelry should be evaluated every two to three years to guarantee its true value is covered by your insurance. Otherwise, it may rise in value over 20% per year depending on the appreciation rate of diamonds, gold, and other colored gemstones, leaving your purchase underinsured. In the case of an estate settlement, knowing the fair market value of your pieces of fine jewelry is important for equitably dividing assets. Regardless of where your jewelry is from, your local jeweler can give you a certified appraisal for your use in any legal or insurance processes.
Jewelry and Watch Repair
Family heirlooms, frequently worn pieces of fine jewelry, pearl necklaces, and watches all require some form of maintenance and cleaning over the years. Professional jewelers at local jewelry stores know that years after the initial purchase, many customers will need their engagement rings resized and their gemstones buffed. Offering cleaning and repair services, such as chain repairs and re-setting services, allows local jewelers the chance to engage with their customers more frequently between purchases. From restringing services for pearl necklaces to watch repair and battery replacement, your local jewelry store is the first and only stop you’ll have to make for any cleaning, resizing, resetting, or repair work your fine jewelry may need.
Personalized Service and Friendly Atmosphere
A local jewelry store offers the best in personalized service and creates a welcoming, friendly atmosphere for guests. From the moment you walk in the door, there is an expert ready to assist you with any questions and help you try on pieces. Whether you know exactly what you're looking for or want to browse for ideas, we can help point you in the right direction, taking style, cost, and occasion into consideration. We strive to make our store a place where you can relax, because you can trust that we will help you find the perfect piece of fine jewelry. For a jewelry retailer who cares about you and your shopping experience, choose Atlanta West, serving the Douglasville area.