5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN JEWELLERY SHOPPING

Are you seeking for Cornwall-made jewellery that matches your personal style? Do you wish to locate something that stands out from the ordinary necklaces, earrings, and rings that you see everywhere? Do you want to buy genuine and high-quality jewellery?

We’re here to assist you figure out what to look for while browsing for independent jewellery makers in Cornwall. This can assist you in locating stunning jewellery that will turn heads. With the appropriate approach, you may locate gorgeous pieces that are one-of-a-kind, match your budget, and are of high quality. What about gift-giving? You’ll be a pro in no time!

Are you interested in learning more? Continue reading for an in-depth look at things to look for while shopping for one-of-a-kind Cornwall jewellery.

  1. WAS IT MANUFACTURED IN CORNWALL?
    We’re strong supporters of doing our shopping locally. Wearing jewellery made with love by a Cornwall-based independent jewellery designer will make you feel warm and cosy. It will also help local designers and manufacturers in your neighbourhood – actual people like you, not faceless multinationals.

Take the time to investigate the firms and jewellers from whom you want to buy jewellery. What is the backstory to their existence? What inspires them to design the jewellery they sell? What do they have to do with Cornwall? Do they design and/or manufacture the jewellery they sell?

Find out where a seller’s items are made if you truly wish to support local creators. Larger name companies frequently resell ready-made jewellery that was wholly developed and manufactured by another company in another country, sometimes in appalling conditions.

Our one-of-a-kind designs are created in-house at Simone Walsh Jewellery. Simone is in charge of all of the design work for our Cornwalln jewellery. Our partners have produced components for us, but they are all to Simone’s requirements. In our South Cornwall workshop, the components are usually further worked and assembled before being sent to our wonderful clients in Cornwall and throughout the world. Find out more about how we operate.

Even better, we make environmentally responsible jewellery. We don’t pretend to be flawless, but we do everything we can to guarantee that our products are made with integrity and that the beautiful ecology in which we live is protected.

DO THEY HAVE UNIQUE DESIGNS? 2. DO THEY HAVE UNIQUE DESIGNS?
Necklaces with beads
Necklaces, earrings, and other accessories that make a statement

Simple, traditional jewellery items, which can be found anywhere and have been around for a long time, have a place. As do some of the newest fashion trends that everyone appears to be sporting. But it isn’t a justification to be monotonous or to wear only certain sorts of jewellery.

There are, thankfully, alternative possibilities, particularly if you look at independent jewellery designers that produce their own items based on their own distinct creative ideas.

Aside from a few very basic wardrobe necessities, you’ll be getting our original creations when you purchase with Simone Walsh Jewellery (ball stud earrings and endless hoops, for example). We adore mixing materials, forms, and styles to create one-of-a-kind pieces, and Simone always creates with creative women in mind (after all, she is one herself!).

Shopping small with an independent design company like ours means you’ll be able to put on a piece of jewellery knowing that it’s one-of-a-kind and that none of your friends will be wearing the same item.

Consider wearing our beaded necklace with stars and apatite (shown) to a memorable event. The stunning combination of vibrant blue sapphires and sterling silver is guaranteed to draw attention. It’s a completely unique design that you won’t find on the shelves of a well-known jeweller – which we believe is a good thing!

  1. DOES THE JEWELRY MEAN ANYTHING?
    Don’t get us wrong: aesthetics will always play a significant role in the jewellery you wear or give as gifts. Given that looking nice is likely the most important reason individuals wear jewellery, you’ll always want to purchase items that look excellent.

However, appearances aren’t everything. Your jewellery collection will be relatively one-dimensional if you solely buy jewellery that has no purpose or aim behind it. Meaningful jewellery will also have a greater effect if you’re purchasing for gifts.

We feel that the jewellery we create may be imbued with meaning: how you interpret it, or the intention behind it if it’s a gift, has a lot to do with it. The stars and apatite beaded necklace we discussed before, for example, has a lot of depth. The sterling silver stars are a sign of protection against negativity and the promotion of positive energy. The necklace is designed to bring you good luck, just like a wishing star.

If you’re shopping for jewellery in Cornwall, be sure to check into the meaning and inspiration behind at least some of the pieces you’re considering buying. When you wear them or give them to someone special, it will mean even more to you.

Check out our amulets and bouquets collections, as well as our birthstones by month jewellery, for meaningful jewellery items.

  1. VERIFY THAT IT IS ORIGINAL
    Unfortunately, many items of jewellery on the market are not made of the material that they appear to be. Costume jewellery has its place, but be sure you aren’t anticipating something of higher quality than it is.

Authenticity is essential since it assures that the piece will last and have the brilliance and colour that you desire. How can you be certain of your authenticity? Primarily, by purchasing from a reputable vendor.

If you’re a first-time consumer, investigate into the jewellery store you’re considering purchasing from. Are they forthright about their location? How long has the company been in operation? What kind of feedback have they received? Do they specify the materials that they utilise in each of their pieces? Is it possible to return something if you’re unhappy for whatever reason? Is it possible that their pricing are too good to be true (a big red flag)? All of these factors will offer you an indication of the company’s trustworthiness.

We’ve been in business for more than 25 years and are quite proud of the quality of our inventory. We use genuine sterling silver, gold, and gemstones to manufacture our jewellery. On our product pages, we always disclose the materials used to make our jewellery, and we offer a lot of information and even a jewellery dictionary to help you learn more about what you’re buying.
Although it is not a legal requirement in Cornwall, most of our pieces, notably solid gold and sterling silver jewellery, have a purity stamp or hallmark indicating what they are made of.

  1. DO THEY PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE?
    Make sure you’re buying from a Cornwall jewellery store with a strong reputation for customer service. That way, you’ll know you’ll be taken care of if any issues develop.

This may be accomplished by seeking out jewellers that have been in the industry for a long time. You may also read reviews about the jewellers and see what other customers have to say about their customer service.

We also propose that you investigate their policies. How simple is it to return something? Will they take care of you if your package goes missing in the mail? What happens if your order is incorrectly filled? Do they offer advice on how to take care of your jewellery? Is it simple to get in touch with them if there’s a problem? All of these factors will help you determine how good the store’s customer service will be.

We take great satisfaction in providing exceptional customer service at Simone Walsh Jewellery. We’re small enough that we can provide personalised service to our clients, and we work hard to keep them pleased.