There is nothing more personal than wedding jewelry. One thing that you want to make sure if when you start this search is that you take your time. You do not want to rush your search or your purchases. Jewelry can be such a beautiful complement to your amazing bridal gown. Also, think about how it will look with your golden tan as the backdrop. And keep in mind that this is going to be heirloom type jewelry that you will be wearing for years to come and for many different events and activities. So, this search and eventual purchase will have ramifications for the future. This is going to take quite a bit of research and footwork. The start of your mission entails looking around the Raleigh area for potential candidates. Once you have a few potential jewelry stores to look into, head out with this guide in hand so that you will know what to ask of each potential jeweler and you will be armed with the knowledge of what to look for in making your final decision.
So, where should you start looking for potential jewelers? One resource that we highly recommend is your wedding vendors that you have already hired. We would be shocked if they were not aware of some jewelry stores that you should check out. You can also check out the world wide web. Do a Google search for “wedding jewelry in the Raleigh area.” You might be amazed at the number of results you get back. In fact, you will probably have way too many findings than you will want to check out. That is why we recommend that you set a number like 50 and check out the first 50 candidates on your results list. Peruse each website and evaluate the professionalism of the store as well as the inventory. The ones that you like write down on a list that you will use later. Talk to your friends, family and coworkers about any jewelry stores that they have frequented. If anyone speaks of a must visit, write that location down on your list.
Make appointments with each store that you want to check out. As you spend some time with each consultant, one thing you want to make sure of is that they are good listeners. If everything you say seems to be going in one ear and out the other, move onto the next candidate. How long have they been in business? A jeweler with longevity is a very good sign. Also, keep in mind that you might want to forge a relationship with a store that will be around for awhile hopefully.
Does the consultant seem knowledgeable? Talk about your wedding and ask them what they would suggest considering the gown and accessories you will be wearing. With that in mind, have a picture ready to show them of your gown. How much are the pieces that you are interested in? Make sure you do a lot of comparison shopping as you visit each location. When you feel that comfort level with the inventory and the staff, it will be time to start purchasing some amazing jewelry for your big day.