How does this work again?
What if I don’t know what I want?
Where will we meet?
What if I live outside of Iowa?
What’s in it for me? Why not go to a conventional store?
Why are the values better?
Can I use a credit card?
What if something needs repair or maintenance?
I need something today? Can you still help me?
I have jewelry I’d like to sell. Do you buy jewelry?
Do you sell unmounted (loose) diamonds and gemstones?
> How does this work again?
Call or email me. We’ll talk about what you want. If I don’t have the right item(s), I’ll get them quickly. We’ll meet and review. After you decide, I’ll do the proper paperwork, and you’ll have a beautiful new piece of jewelry.
> What if I don’t know what I want?
I know how to ask the right questions. I’ll educate you and guide you through the process.
> Where will we meet?
Every situation is a little different. I may come to your home or office. I also have secured offices which I use. We’ll figure out a mutually agreeable, safe, and private location, don’t worry.
> What if I live outside of Iowa?
I’ve always had a significant client list of people outside of Iowa. I have a lot of experience assisting clients all over the country. I know how to do the same for you.
> What’s in it for me? Why not go to a conventional store?
I’ll give you highly focused service and education. I won’t pressure you to buy “what’s in the case”. You’ll have access to a broader selection. You’ll have more privacy. You’ll get better values (lower prices).
> Why are the values better?
I don’t have the costs of an expensive lease, or a staff to pay. I keep a small, very carefully chosen inventory. My overhead is low, so I can offer better pricing. But you still get to deal personally with the owner of the company and you get to handle the jewelry before making a decision.
> Can I use a credit card?
> Packaging? Appraisals?
Your jewelry will be presented in the finest boxes made, imported wood and embossed leather. An Insurance Document accompanies all items over $1,000, or at your request. There are no costs to update the Insurance Document at a later date.
> What if something needs repair or maintenance?
I’ll pick up the item and I’ll have one of my expert bench jewelers do the work. I’ll get it back to you. The costs for repair or maintenance (if there are any) are very fair.
> I need something today? Can you still help me?
Maybe. I keep a small but exquisite inventory of jewelry. Generally, I can help you better if you can give me 24 hours.
> I have jewelry I’d like to sell. Do you buy jewelry?
Yes. I’ll educate you and tell you exactly what your options are. The transaction will be very transparent. You’ll be treated with dignity and respect. The transaction will be very private.
> Do you sell unmounted (loose) diamonds and gemstones?
Yes. Diamonds, of course, and I love colored gems.
How it Works
Why a Personal Jewler?
I want you, my client, to have a wonderful adventure when selecting, purchasing, owning and wearing a piece of jewelry. I want every part of the experience to be a joy; after all diamonds, gemstones and jewelry are pure beauty and pleasure.
I want you to have a professional educating you and guiding you. I want you to have access to anything you desire. I want you to receive the best pricing possible. I want your purchase to be private and discreet.
After almost twenty years “behind the case”, I realized that these things I want for you might be better achieved with my own business; a more personal and private approach.
- Professionalism. You deserve the focused, undivided attention of a career Jewelry Professional. At Personal Jeweler you’ll have my lifelong education, industry experience and connections working only for you. I assist a limited number of other clients at any one time. Mine is not a volume business, it’s a personal business.
- Selection. I keep a small inventory on hand; mostly, I get it very quickly as I need it. As a result, you have more choice, not less. You and I will talk about your wishes and if I don’t have it I’ll bring in a selection of exactly what you want.
- Pricing. Personal Jeweler has low operating costs. You’ll be delighted by my pricing.
- Privacy. You should have the right to complete discretion when purchasing luxury items. I’m extremely conscious of this. You can share as much, or as little, as you want about your jewelry purchases with others. But I won’t say a thing to anybody.