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5 Reasons To Try Before You Buy Your Jewelry or Watch

In the modern age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, it can be very easy to scroll through incredible pictures of jewelry and silently resign yourself to purchasing certain pieces without ever going to try it on. You can quickly and easily buy almost ANYTHING online these days and have it shipped to you overnight. What a dream come true for busy professionals and busy families in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and around Middle TN!

Not so fast…

Disappointment often follows after you’ve opened the jewelry or watch box and see the new online purchase in person. The color may be off or the size may not be what you thought it would be. The stone may be too big...or too small. Or the watch-face overwhelms your wrist. 

Yes, you are once again reminded of all the reasons you should have shopped locally at your favorite Middle Tennessee jewelry store, Brentwood Jewelry of course.

The truth is, purchasing and owning jewelry, especially timeless and elegant pieces from Brentwood Jewelry, should be an experience that is special because it doesn't happen every day. Chances are, this is a special purchase you will get to treasure for many years until the day you pass it on to someone you love.

Here are 5 reasons why you should shop local and ‘try on’ before you buy your jewelry or watch.

  1. Ensure Long-Term Comfort

Cassie sporting her Longines watch and custom wedding ring from Brentwood Jewelry 

Jewelry and watches come in all different sizes and weights. Some jewelry may look amazing on Pinterest but may be ill-fitting and too heavy on your person. For instance, if you have smaller, more slender fingers, then that large cocktail ring may have too much weight and fall to the side. You may also find that you snag the ring on your sweater or get a bracelet caught in your hair when you brush your face.

Watches are particularly important to try on because they are often a daily accessory staple. It’s important to make sure the watch fits comfortably, aligns with your lifestyle and matches well with your main wardrobe pieces.

  1. Match It Up!

Check out the stylish diamond and Amazonite rings from Dove’s Jewelry

Being able to match your jewelry to your wardrobe is an important part of the jewelry and watch buying process. For the ladies, you may need to match your jewelry with wedding colors or your personal work bag. For guys, watches and wedding rings must be stylish, sleek, trendy and well made with a touch of classic charm. Most importantly though, it should match your key pieces like suits, belts, sweaters and shirts. 

Seeing your watch or jewelry in the proper lighting and in your own hands is essential to choosing the right color and material and size. At Brentwood Jewelry, we are intentional about giving you the best lighting possible! 

Another important reason to try it on first is that it can be impossible to tell how the color of various popular metals will look with your own skin tone. For instance, rose gold looks different on someone with very fair skin then it does on someone with darker, warmer skin tones. 

  1. Cleaning and Care

Try this beautiful, sleek and timeless bracelet by Shula New York. A perfect gift for the special lady in your life.

Going into the store to try on is also extremely helpful because the dedicated staff inside can show you detailed instructions for care and cleaning of the pieces you are considering purchasing. Our Brentwood Jewelry staff is equipped and ready to share advice like which cleaners to use or avoid, techniques for proper cleaning, or instructions on storage and safekeeping.

  1. Authentification and certifications

Nothing matches the rich, earthy and vibrant allure of this emerald band by Salem E 

When it comes to authentications and certifications, it really depends on what you are looking for. For example, if you have your heart set on a full-carat, brilliant-cut diamond, then you’d want a GIA certification. If you are looking for something more along the lines of a colored diamond, such as a yellow diamond, a GIA certification is not applicable, as GIA's grading scale is centered on evaluating white, brilliant-cut diamonds. It is important to make sure you talk to the jeweler about certifications, insurance questions and even information on how the jewelry you buy is ethically sourced.

  1. Sizing

Everest watch bands for Rolex! Your Everest watch band can match your timepiece to your suit, outfit or accessories.

This may seem like Jewelry 101 but for many, sizing can be far from a no-brainer! Many people come into our store thinking they know their ring size until they’ve had a chance to have their finger professionally sized. This often leaves our customers surprised. Keep this in mind: Throughout your life, your body will change, especially your fingers and wrists. It is important to be sized properly every time you purchase a new piece of jewelry.

It is also important to try on watches in the store instead of just ordering them online. Oftentimes, watch faces can be too large or too small for the wearer's wrist and look too bulky. 

There’s an easy solution to avoid improper watch and jewelry fitting: Come into the store to see and feel your options!

Want to know how to enjoy jewelry shopping the most? Shop local! Taking the time to stop by your local jewelry store and purchase a new jewelry piece or watch is such a fun and enjoyable experience. Family-owned and local jewelry store for 50 years, Brentwood Jewelry has a knowledgeable and friendly staff who will inform, help and make you feel like you are part of the family!

Come by and see us today!