Sooner or later, almost everyone needs a local jeweler. Maybe Grandma’s ring needs an appraisal, or you need to have a diamond set into a mounting, or you need to buy an anniversary gift. Whether you want to purchase a special gift or need your own jewelry repaired, it can be daunting to find someone you can trust.
Check for an online presence.
Once you have a couple of potential names, google or bing them. Some local jewelers are not terribly tech-savvy, but I prefer companies that have at least a decent online presence for a couple of reasons. First, it shows a certain commitment to innovation that I think is indicative of how they run their business in general. And second, if they are online they are one click away from any of their on-line competitors, and hopefully understand competitive pricing of diamonds and other jewelry basics that consumers are shopping for online. If they have some sort of verbage on their homepage or “About Me” that says they are committed to competitive pricing, so much the better. Once you have found their website, you can see what designers and jewelry lines they carry, and if their hours and location will work for you.
Now some questions for them…
Do you have a bench jeweler on-site for repairs and custom designs? On-site jewelry appraiser? These criteria can predict a higher level of service for the customer. A GIA-educated salesperson (with a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America) can give you the best product knowledge and help you with your purchase. A bench jeweler located in the store can set, size, or repair most jewelry without it having to leave the store, and sometimes they can do it while you wait. An appraiser on staff can help assign a replacement value to your own jewelry or answer detailed product questions you might have.
Dollar for dollar, sometimes the best value can be found at a local independent jeweler. You get the value of their knowledge and experience firsthand. The best jewelers are committed to their community, and often support important local philanthropic causes.
Casale Jewelers has all 5 star review on Google and an big online presence. We are commited to excellence, quality service and quality. We are involved in heavily involved in our community and philanthropic efforts. One of our major accomplishments is being voted a top 5 small business in the nation in the American Express and Facebook Small Business Big Break.
For over 28 years, Casale Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Staten Island region. We are a Green company and are a well-established jewelry store that has grown with our community from a small store to a multiple brand jewelry retailer. We have served generations of families as their trusted jeweler for brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles and expert jewelry repairs. Casale Jewelers is committed to make every customer “feel at home” with our personalized service and our classic to cutting edge jewelry designs. Our years of experience and services have built a legacy of integrity and trust with our customers.
Casale Jewelers – 1639 Richmond Road – Staten Island, NY 10304 – www.CasaleJewelers.net – firstname.lastname@example.org