No matter what type of jewelry you're looking for, you have to be careful about where you buy it.  Whether you're looking for something valuable or that’s simply different from anything else, the jewelry store you pick will ultimately determine how great you look!

Here's how to tell if you've picked the right jewelry store:

1.  They've got a big selection

Since you're going to put so much effort into finding a quality jewelry retailer, the last thing you want to have to do is search around every time you need another piece of jewelry!   Luckily, a good store will offer everything from engagement rings, to luxury watches, to designer earrings, to one-of-a-kind bracelets, and more.  No matter what you want to wear, they'll have it for you!

2.  They'll be happy to give you an explanation

All diamonds aren't created equally!  If you want to make the perfect purchase, you'll need to understand the cut, the color, AND the clarity.  That's why it's so important to find a jewelry store that will take the time to explain all of these things.  They'll also give you the "grade" for each of your potential diamonds so that you know you're getting the most bang for your buck.

3.  They'll have a good history

If your jewelry store has been around for years and years, you can rest easy knowing you've made a good decision!  After all, the less-than-stellar retailers don't survive very long.

4.  They'll have trained eyes

The jewelry appraisal you get is only as good as the expert who gives it to you!  If your appraiser doesn't have a trained eye, he may miss something important -- something that could cost you big-time down the road.

As an added benefit, those trained eyes will ensure that your jewelry store only has the very best pieces to choose from!

5.  They'll place a big emphasis on the details

After all, the details are what separate good jewelry from great jewelry!  A good retailer will help you create a custom piece, pick out the best materials, and even offer top-notch "other stuff" so that your jewelry is as strong, sturdy, and beautiful as possible.

6.  They'll have an ability to make your old jewelry look as good as new

No matter how careful you are, jewelry will always get dirty, and there's always a chance that something will eventually break.  (After all, these are teeny-tiny pieces we’re talking about!)  Luckily, a good jewelry store will handle all of its repairs on-site, so that you never have to worry about your stuff leaving your sight!