Local Jewelers: Most Value when Purchasing an Engagement Ring

Purchasing an Engagement Ring at Jewelry Store

Local Jewelers: Getting the Most Value out of Purchasing a Diamond Engagement Ring

You have made the decision to ask for your girlfriend’s hand in marriage. Purchasing an Engagement Ring should be a joyful labor of love.

When you start gathering suggestions for the right jeweler, someone will probably bring up a national chain. After all, they have cornered the market with large-scale advertising campaigns and thus achieved global fame.

Before you get tempted to buy your engagement ring at these stores, please think about the shopping experience you will have, the ultimate quality of the jewelry displayed, and most importantly, the overall value you will receive.

In this article, one of the Northshore’s leading private jewelers will share the three most important factors that determine an engagement ring’s value and the reasons why local stores are more likely to consider them.


When purchasing an engagement ring jewelry experts will attest to the fact that national chains mark up the prices on their inventory, but the quality won’t match the cost they demand.

You will find the most competitive prices at a local jeweler, because we take the time to develop a relationship with you. This means that we’ll learn about your budget and work around it until we find the most appropriate engagement ring for you. Plus, you’ll know that every piece of jewelry has been personally made for our customers.

Your engagement ring will possess its own unique story, just like the journey of your love.


Most of the merchandise sold by national jewelry chains – if not the entire stock – has been purchased in large quantities. You cannot guarantee that these exporters check the four C’s on each diamond, and you run the risk of ending up with a mediocre piece of jewelry.

Local jewelry stores are typically owned by GIA-certified professionals who understand what makes a good diamond. They believe that quality ranks above all other elements when choosing the right stones for their pieces. At our store, a gemologist will provide a curated selection of diamonds and take you through the grades on each one, so you can be sure that you’ll get a beautifully designed engagement ring.


Because national jewelry chains buy their inventory from diamond manufacturers, the engagement ring designs are not truly original. Instead, they are mass-produced without giving any thought to the customers’ unique preferences. When thousands of people are wearing that same engagement ring, you don’t feel very special. You want something that has been created for you, rather than the hottest engagement ring on the market. If this sounds true, a local jeweler can design a customized ring for the proposal.

We are proud of the personal touch that goes into every piece we put in our showcases, because we value your experience.

Come Visit Us

At Anne Dale Jewelers, we want to help you find the engagement ring of your dreams.

We have been serving the Mandeville community for the past 40 years, and we treat our customers like our family. Our newly expanded engagement ring gallery features a wide variety of diamonds, and if you don’t see something you like, we can create the perfect ring for you.

Meet with a GIA-certified gemologist and master craftsman at our store. We will happily answer any questions, whether you haven’t started your search or you know exactly what you want.

Visit us at 829 Asbury Drive, or set up an appointment by calling (985) 626-4266 today.

At Anne Dale Jewelers, we want to help you find the engagement ring of your dreams. Choose something from our newly expanded gallery, or let us build a custom piece of jewelry for you. We have been serving the Northshore for 40 years, and we are very passionate about diamonds.

Set up an appointment with a GIA-certified gemologist today. Either visit our store at 829 Asbury Drive or give us a call at (985) 626-4266. Your experience matters to us!