The quick guide on buying wedding jewelry from Dubai
Jewelry for the wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase for every woman. And Dubai is unarguably one of the best places to buy your engagement ring or wedding jewelry. There are countless options to choose from. There are substantial savings compared to buying similar jewelry from a European or North American jeweler.
You can get a lot of information on the internet about buying your engagement ring, but very little on wedding jewelry. I have been to Dubai countless times for business and vacations. Here's what I recommend:
When to buy:
When in Dubai, try and avoid the months of August through September. Jewelry stores are flooded with tourists from all over Asia during this time. The best time would be from November to March, when it is the low season here. The weather is great, the sky is clear and sunny, there are no crowds at all.
You do not want to travel to Dubai to buy a ring. Try and buy from an online jeweler that can ship to you. There are many options for this, but the best one I found is Fergus James. They have a great selection, competitive prices, and free shipping both ways. You can even work with diamond ring designers and create a custom ring at no extra cost. You are not going to get such quality and craftsmanship at this price at any other place.
The Four Cs:
Diamonds are graded on four criteria, namely cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. It is critical to ensure that all four of these meet your expectations to make an intelligent purchase. The best and most reliable way to check this is by consulting a professional. A jeweler who has been in the business for decades can help you make an informed decision when it comes to buying diamond rings. They could even give you a good deal on the purchase price because they understand that you are making a once-in-a-lifetime purchase.
There are many jewelry stores in Dubai, but you need to buy from reputable ones. Apart from the fact that some stores may not offer the best prices, they will try to upsell you on certain things like certification, etc. If you do not know anything about diamonds and jewelry, you could buy something that is not worth the price.
When you buy online, make sure the jeweler offers a minimum of 2-5 years warranty on their rings and jewelry. When purchasing from brick and mortar stores, ensure at least one year warranty on their diamonds. That is because if there are any issues with the diamond or ring in the future, you can bring it back to the store, and they will re-size or replace the diamonds free of cost. This information is generally not shared upfront because these stores make good money by selling diamond rings.
When you buy online, make sure that they offer a minimum 2-5 year warranty on their rings and jewelry.
Shop from smaller brands:
You do not necessarily have the finest jewelry just because you are buying from a big name. The jewelry would undoubtedly cost considerably more. You can buy rings for $1500 or $6000 with substantial variation in quality, craftsmanship, and design. The smaller brands can offer the same authenticity certificates, quality, and craftsmanship at a considerably lower price.
No gifts or discounts:
It is not uncommon for many jewelry stores in Dubai to offer free diamond rings or other purchases. They will try everything they can to lure you into their store. Most of the time, these offers are fake and designed to get your foot in the door so that they can sell you something else.
Dubai is a fantastic city with a lot of shopping opportunities. If you are looking for the perfect wedding set, then this post should get you started on how to go about buying jewelry in Dubai. Whether you want to buy diamond rings or gold necklaces, many places will offer these products at competitive prices and high quality. As long as you know what kind of style you're going for, it won't be challenging to find what you need.