Don’t get overcharged for jewelry. Why do we pay so much for jewelry? Because we think the precious metals and precious stones justify the expense, and because jewelry is a “luxury” item. But jewelry doesn’t need to be nearly as expensive as it is. In fact, most of the cost of a piece of jewelry is profit for the jeweler because it’s sold at “retail price.”
The typical markup for jewelry, especially at the mall, is 10-20 times the base price. There’s no doubt that gold is valuable (at the time of writing, gold is worth more than $1339 per ounce). But the value of the materials, and even the skilled labor involved in making jewelry, doesn’t come close to justifying the cost. If you buy a ring at a jeweler in the mall, you aren’t just adding a ring to the family jewelry collection – you’re probably adding an extra “0” to the price tag, too!
Buy quality jewelry from an upstanding business man. At Paul Albarian & Associates, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and honest, expert advice. We will guide you through the process of selecting and buying a piece of jewelry, and making sure that you have a piece you’re happy with at a fair price. Just as buying a piece of jewelry for a loved one is an investment in your relationship, we consider selling jewelry an investment in our relationship with our clients.
We sell estate jewelry at great discounts – including Cartier, Tiffany, and Rolex. We maintain an inventory of brand-name and bespoke jewelry, which we can sell to you at a great price. Moreover, we acquire most of our jewelry through estate sales and we have a broad inventory selection than most stores. This can help you focus on a fashion that suits you the best. Our inventory includes classic and elegant pieces over the years – providing you with options you may not be able to find at most jewelry stores.
We can have new jewelry made for you based on a picture or sketch, again at a great discount. Not satisfied with what you can find in the stores, or want a piece of jewelry made to particular specifications? We can help! Bring us a photo or sketch of your desired piece, and we will work local artisans to create a custom piece of jewelry for you. And even for custom pieces, our prices will beat retail jewelry stores by a wide margin.
Getting ready to propose, or want to commemorate a special occasion? Please call us today at (818) 827 – 7152 to schedule an appointment to learn more about how you can save money on jewelry with Paul Albarian & Associates.