When it comes to shopping online, there’s a lot of convenience and wonder to behold. Whether we’re getting groceries delivered or finding our next favorite t-shirt, it seems like everything can be ordered on the internet these days. Yet, we firmly believe that there are many things that are best seen in person and can’t compare to digital photos. Jewelry is one of these, and we think that after you read the reasons why jewelry stores have an advantage over online you’ll be only too glad to agree.
Fast and Friendly Service
When you shop in a jewelry store, you’ll get fast and friendly service from associates who know about the jewelry they’re selling. Instead of getting facts that pop up online, you’ll get a real history of where a certain piece comes from. Anyone can look up that silver has been used in jewelry for more than 6,000 years, but not everyone can show you a piece of locally crafted silver jewelry that matches your skin tone and colors perfectly. For fast and friendly service shop in-store, not online.
There’s Nothing Like a Perfect Fit
No matter whether you’re searching for wedding rings or necklaces, there is simply no substitute for the perfect fit. When you have customized jewelry that fits you like a glove, it becomes a joy to wear and share with the world. No matter how much online jewelry stores claim to be able to “size you up” and “give you a perfect match every time,” they simply cannot offer the level of service that an in-person jewelry store can. Because you can actually see the jewelry in person and hold it in your hands, it’s difficult to leave the store without something that actually fits and works for you. Unlike an online order that begets a complicated or hassle-filled return process, buying in-store is usually the way to get it right the first time, every time.
Get Customized Work Done Right There
If you happen upon something that you like in a jewelry store, you’re almost always able to get it customized right there. At worst, you’ll have to leave it there for a couple of days so that someone can work expertly on it, but the job will eventually get done. Since most jewelry stores have trained jewelers and metalworkers on staff, it’s the perfect place to get a necklace turned into a ring, or to have something engraved and inscribed with a unique message that no one else has. Sometimes, you may be able to see the work as they complete it, allowing a level of control and customization that you literally can’t get anywhere else.
Discuss Financing and Other Options
Perhaps the worst situation to be in is to find something you love, but have to say those dreaded four words: “I can’t afford it.” If you’re shopping online and simply looking at numbers, then those words probably ring true in the silence of your home. But at a jewelry store, friendly associates (or even the owner) will usually be only too happy to provide another three words of consolation: “we offer financing.” By shopping in-store, you open yourself up to being able to afford whatever the store will work with you to finance. Many times, jewelry stores have better terms than even your favorite credit card! It all depends on your level of commitment and ability to pay.
Jewelry Shines Better in Person
We think that after reading all of these reasons, you’ll agree with us that jewelry is best viewed in person instead of online. When you’re in a store, you open yourself up to a myriad of benefits that simply aren’t possible in the digital realm. From friendly employees to financing, being able to talk to a jeweler or associate has many more positives than negatives. It’s also a different experience to see jewelry shine in person and feel the weight in your hands instead of viewing pictures on a website. You’re less likely to make a purchase that isn’t optimal for you, and get exactly what you want. When you’re ready to get your next piece of unique jewelry, we hope you’ll consider Markman’s Diamonds in Chattanooga and Knoxville!