Easy isn't always best!
Sure, we can admit that buying online can be a simpler, more convenient way of shopping. Buying items like clothing, technological devices, or household items from the comfort of your couch is a wonderful thing. However, when it comes to buying the finer things in life, like your fine jewelry, shopping online isn’t always the best option.
Jewelry oftentimes holds a sentimental value and can carry a sizable monetary purchase. Online stores prevent you from knowing the exact difference between two, three, four, or five options.
Choosing to shop in a Brick and Mortar store allows you to…
1. See exactly what you are getting
At McCoy Jewelers, you can compare anything from millimeter width to the chain style of your jewelry; including different gemstone types and quality. There’s something about spending time with trained professionals who can walk you through your endless options and help you choose the perfect piece of jewelry for you. When you shop Brick and Mortar, you can see how different metals really look, you can see the sparkle of different gemstone shapes and sizes, you can even oftentimes try on the product before you make your decision.
2. Education over pushy ‘expiring’ sales
We teach, we do not sell. In our downtown Dubuque shop, we will explain different options of jewelry. Whether you are getting a pearl necklace or an engagement ring. We have specialized and trained employees that will explain all your options and detail what those changes do to your total price. This helps you make an educated decision, rather than trusting what online “jewelers” claim to be your best option.
For the best of both worlds, visit different websites or Pinterest for inspiration behind your next piece of jewelry. There is absolutely no harm in window shopping via cyberspace. Those websites are able to help you figure out what you love (or hate), then stop into see us at McCoy Jewelers for the real hands on experience you deserve. Too look at some of the options we have to choose from click here.
For those wanting something new or restyling something old
Clear skies and sun shining means that engagement and wedding season is quickly approaching the Tri-State area. Thinking of popping the big question this year? Thinking of restyling your wedding set? Be sure to check out McCoy Jewelers’ Inaugural Bridal Bash to get the highest quality service, expertise, and craftsmanship in the Tri-State area.
From May 10th-18th, McCoy Jewelers will host our first ever Bridal Bash. This event is for anyone who may be getting something new or restyling something old.
Our Bridal Bash will feature all in-stock engagement ring mountings at 25-50% off. All diamond band special orders will be 20% off. And to top off our event, all lab grown and mined diamonds will be up to 25% off. Let us know if you are coming here.
We know that the process of upgrading your diamond, restyling your wedding set, or purchasing an engagement ring can be a stressful process. Trust the local jeweler with over 170 real Google reviews from real customers to help you with some of life’s most important purchases.
What you Ought to Know About Jewelry
Your engagement ring is meant to be worn every day for the rest of your life, but it’s also meant to last. Making sure your engagement ring will last throughout the years and be able to be repaired to brand new is almost as important as what the ring looks like. So, the question is, what metal should you get for your engagement ring?
There are a lot of different metal options out there but, there are a few that are not the metals to get for your engagement ring (even though they may be tempting because of their cost). Those metals are: sterling silver, titanium, and stainless steel. If you love the look of white metals, don’t worry, there are other options for you to choose that will be far better in the scheme of things for your engagement ring.
The metals that you should choose are:
Gold: Whether you choose white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold. You are in good shape. Gold allows for the ring to be cut off in case of an emergency. Gold is a relatively unreactive metal and it tends not to oxidize or tarnish like other metals do. Gold can be maintained to its original shape and shine in regular maintenance and repairs. This allows for gold to be worn everyday for a lifetime.
Platinum: This is a white metal that is meant to be worn for generations. It’s beautiful silver-white color does not tarnish like other white metals. The way platinum ages allow for the ring to stay in tact for decades on decades. Platinum can be maintained to its original shape and shine in repair services if needed. Platinum exceeds the value of gold. It is also unaffected by common household chemicals, allowing for you to wear it all the time.
Palladium: A precious gray-white metal, is an extremely durable metal. Palladium does not tarnish naturally in age like other silver metals, but it does age differently than gold and platinum. Palladium is an extremely durable noble metal and does not require any metals to be alloyed in to create its pure white look.
Remember when shopping for an engagement ring that you need your ring to last. Yes, that means your ring will cost more than other metals but in the long-run it will be the best decision for your forever ring. Check out some of our great engagement ring options here.