Buying an engagement ring like A. Jaffe
is one of the everlasting decisions you have to live with, so make sure you get the ropes right. It all boils down to carefully assessing the jeweler, the brand, and the piece itself. First, the jeweler must listen to your preferences. If he insists on what he likes--not what you like--find another one. Second, he should have credentials, an authorized dealer for the brand you’re buying. Third, make sure the jeweler is knowledgeable about the different engagement rings, not only by brands, but by their classifications, types, materials, etc. He should also teach you the right way to assess a diamond and not bamboozle you with jargon. Finally, he should give you clear terms on returns and warranties.
A. Jaffe is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.