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3 Tips on How to Negotiate with Jewelers

January 15th, 2023

Woman trying earrings at a jewelry display with a professional jeweler and friend

When you purchase something like a car or jewelry, you should know the details of what you are looking for: the style, make, model, background information, everything. One of the most important things you need to know is how to haggle. Negotiating on price is one of the key components in the process of buying or selling anything. Unless you go to a retail store, chances are you can always whittle down the price a bit. In some cases, you can even knock down the price in retail stores! Coupons do exist after all. When dealing with jewelers in Michigan, you need to know at least three things about negotiating.

A couple looking at necklaces on display in a jewelry store

Shop Around

It’s essential to discern the right place to buy or sell your jewelry. When you buy a specific appliance, you know exactly which retail store you can get the best deal at. The same thing goes for jewelry. Tiffany's, for instance, might be a very popular place to buy diamonds, but it isn't always the smartest. You can get the same quality diamond that Tiffany's has on their shelf in another location for much cheaper. You always want to research before selling or buying a diamond in one spot. Don't commit to any decisions in the first store you visit. Always shop around.

Make Haste While The Sun Shines

Go in early. For some reason, jewelers believe that some of the best sales happen at the beginning of the day. Car salesmen believe the same thing. When a business first opens in the morning, people are at their peak. A few hours after you wake up, you are proven to have more energy and motivation right then than you will throughout the rest of the day. Workers are more eager to make a deal when the jewelry shop first opens. Whether you’re buying or selling a diamond, they may cut you better deals early in the morning than they will later in the day due to their eagerness to make a sale.

Take Time

Don't be pressured into making any decisions you aren't comfortable with. If you don't know exactly what type of jewelry you want, that's okay. Take your time to look around and decide on your own without any outside help. Of course, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. You simply have to keep in mind the fact that jewelers want to make a sale. They won't always give you the best deal because they get a commission. If you sell jewelry, be sure not to settle for the first price they throw at you. Don't be pressured into thinking that is your only option.

A ring and tassel earrings laying on an ornate tray with a small branch of leaves 

Negotiate for Fine Jewelry with Azzi Jewelers

Azzi Jewelers is Lansing’s premier place for jewelry. Whether you’re selling a favorite accessory or looking for today’s top designer brands, all of your wildest dreams will come true at our pristine Michigan showroom. We even offer custom jewelry design, wherein you work with one of our expert goldsmiths and gemologists to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece based on your own ideas. Call us at (517) 332-7900 or email to learn more.