Jewelry is a big part of every Indian household during weddings, auspicious occasions, festivals or as an investment. A lot of importance is given to it during such times and a lot of time, money, effort and planning go into the buying of jewelry. It is almost like an event in itself. However, despite it being such an important part of every Indian family, there are common mistakes that people tend to make while buying it.
The market today is flooded with new designs of gold earrings or necklaces or bangles and different types of jewelry which is growing exponentially every day. The number of sellers selling them is also increasing as you read this. Because of all these reasons, it can get a little daunting while buying jewelry and you might end up making a mistake. In order to avoid making them, continue reading so that you are more aware the next time.
- The more expensive it is the better it is – people often make this mistake so often so as to equate the price with how good the piece of jewelry is. That is not often the case as sometimes jewelry pieces that are less expensive might be better looking and more useful than their more expensive counterparts. This is why it is always better to have a budget in mind and know how much you want to spend. This will ensure that you do not go overboard and stay within the limit. Prices vary a little from jeweler to jeweler and depending on the price of the day but your budget should remain to make the decision process easier. You will come across a lot of diamond rings with price tags that are beyond your budget but do not get tempted at the moment.
- Thinking that jewelry transcends occasions – imagine proposing to your soulmate with a pair of earrings in hand. Does not sound appropriate, right? This is why it is important to keep in mind the occasion for which you are buying the piece of jewelry. Just like you can’t buy earrings for when you want to propose, there are things that do not work on all occasions. So, have in mind the purpose behind buying that beautiful piece of jewelry, understand that it a large amount of money that you are spending and then make a decision accordingly.
- What difference does a cut make? – what a lot of people do not understand that what jewelers do is that they show diamonds of different cut qualities just to be able to sell whatever it is that they have in the shop. What might happen as a result of this is that you will end up missing out on the diamond that has the best cut from the lot just because you were tempted by the one that looked the best? What needs to be remembered is that, better the cut, better the diamond!
- Just buy from the first shop you visit – jewelry shopping is a process but people get carried away by the first beautiful piece of jewelry they see and end up purchasing it. It is recommended to always look around and get an idea of what is available in the market first.
It must be remembered that there is no set rule which purchasing jewelry of any kind however there are certain common mistakes that have been observed during the purchase decision. These tips should hopefully be of use to you and your friends and family members the next time you all decide to get your bling on!