Is quicker the better way when it comes to jewellery repair?

Same-day or overnight delivery guaranteed.  That is Amazon’s key to success.  Consumers love instantaneous gratification.  I know I do.  I can be anywhere, order something online and have it sent to me the following day.

So it really doesn’t surprise me when I get inquiries requesting jewellery repairs done on the spot while waiting.  Once again, clients want instantaneous gratification.  In this case, it is not practical.  Let’s go back one step.  A potential fiancee has purchased a custom made ring for his hope to be a bride but it is a bit too small or a favorite piece of jewellery has been inherited and it needs tip work.  When you have such meaningful heirlooms, isn’t the best job possible more important than being expeditious?  If you had to wait an extra week or two for a top-notch job, as opposed to waiting half an hour for novice workmanship, which would you prefer?  Once you have decided to leave your precious gems, a repair bag with the necessary information will be reported, logged into our data system and a photo of your trinket with the instructions will be taken.

Alright, so now you have been reassured that it is ideal to have the best possible job done.  Now you are being told the job is not being done on the premises.  More caution bells are ringing in your head.  How do your precious baubles get from point A to point B?  There are two possible scenarios.  Either personally or by courier.  Ringleader Fine Jewellers only considers one option.  We personally deliver, consult with the finest experts in the trade and pick up our repairs when they are completed.  Our suppliers also have a logging and tracking system.

Another query from inquiring minds is that seems like a lot of extra work when you could just hire a tradesperson to work in your shop?  One might think so except for the fact that jewellery is an extremely specialized field.  For instance, in creating a diamond ring the following experts would be involved:  If complicated, a CAD designer would design the ring.  It would then go to a casting house to cast, produce the piece of jewellery.  A goldsmith would then clean up and polish it before sending it to a diamond setter for installing the diamond.  If a message is inserted in the ring, an engraver would do this at the end.

Ringleader Fine Jewellers has been specializing in custom-designed jewellery and repairs with over tens of thousands successfully completed for twenty years.   We are a local, independent, family-run business looking forward to assisting you in your next milestone or celebration.  So now you understand that in the jewellery industry, quicker isn’t always better.

Why You Should Choose a Small Jeweller?

Choosing a jeweller that’s right for you is important. The first inclination that people have is to wander down to the mall and walk into the big jeweller with the expensive television commercials. The small guys often get overlooked, but they should be your first destination when seeking something sparkly and special.

Why? Because they care about your needs more than any large corporation ever will.

Small jewellers are the little guys who root for your personal triumphs. They want you to leave with a piece of jewellery worth more than money can buy. Small jewellers want your engagements to be romantic, your birthday presents to be wow-worthy and your anniversaries to be filled with starry-eyed happiness.

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Ringleader is a small jeweller that cherishes every customer, repair and purchase. Customers are treated like long-time friends, and usually become just that. At Ringleader we will quite literally get our hands dirty to ensure that you leave with a piece so exceptional and irreplaceable you’ll never want to take it off. We are always more than happy to answer your questions and we are easy to contact, just click here.

Small jewellers make you feel like you’re part of a family. There’s a sense of trust between you and the jeweller because they’ve been through so many special occasions. They know what you like, what you’re looking for and what your budget is without even having to ask. It’s a comfortable relationship that can’t be attained between you and a large corporation.

When you pick Ringleader Jewellers you’re gaining a new family member. Small jewellers cherish their customers as if they are their children. It doesn’t matter if you place an order once a year or once a week, you will always be treated with genuine care and quality.

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Ringleader Jewellers is a small business. It’s a small business with family values that are reflected in the work that they produce. As a small jeweller we work harder than big corporations to learn and grow so that we can ensure that our customers are always getting the absolute best, whether that be in service or tangibles.

When you pick a small jeweller you’re supporting a family. By picking Ringleader Jewellers you’re supporting Phil and Robyn and all the hard work that they have put in to guarantee that you get the absolute best of the best.

Contact us today with any jewellery related inquiries. No job is too big or too small and no question goes unanswered! We can be contacted here.

Can you trust your Jeweller

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Phil and I have combined work experience in the jewellery business of over 50 years. Wow, how time flies, but I did say combined.  We feel like we have seen and met a gamut of people and experiences.  When a new client comes into our store and  asks “how do I know I can trust you”?, I have given up trying to plead our case of why one should leave their most precious pieces in our care.  I can only give a synopsis of our history and let the individual make their own conclusion.  It really doesn’t even matter what I say.  I tell people the bottom line is all about trust.  And if you don’t get a good feeling from us, then don’t leave your most treasured jewels in our care.

Buying fine jewellery is unique, just like the gemstones that compose each piece.  Comparing two diamonds is difficult since each one is rare and has its own particular composition.  Also, fine jewellery, like many industries, has a list of lingo, that may be overwhelming to some.  Generally, people shop jewellery stores  when marking a milestone occasion.  In today’s society, with so much information at our fingertips, one should feel confident with their jeweller.  So how do you know if you can trust your jeweller?

  1. Just as you would with any major purchase, word of mouth is the best.  Ask your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who they recommend.  If buying something special, you may want to stay away from the internet.  Diamonds and fine gems need to be seen.  The average person can not be expected to understand what it takes years of training for a knowledgeable person in the industry to learn.  However, google is ideal for checking out potential companies.  It provides feedback and gives insight into the stores strengths.  For instance, do you want something custom or ready made?  Do they have a gemologist on site?  A good website will also show all the services available and how long the company has been in business.
  2. If you are interested in a custom work, a CAD, computer-aided design should be available.
  3. A reputable jeweller should  have a selection of stones to choose from, and the knowledge to answer all of your questions and concerns.  Taking the time to explain  the 4C’s will aid in making a informed selection.
  4. Make sure the time frame is a fair  for both you and the jeweller.  A classic solitaire should have a fairly quick turnover time, a week or two at the most if the mount needs to be cast.  But something more unique in nature, which includes a CAD is more labour and time sensitive, so keep that in mind.  Remember you want a good job, not a fast one.

    I must state, that I know many jewellers in the industry and believe, for the most part that they are a good bunch.  Is it an old wives tale, that someone took a ring into a store and the jeweller changed the diamond?  Or did it happen in smalltown USA?  Regardless, I have not heard that happening in our country.  Jewellers want to sell their goods, not steal someone elses’ and have a reputation to maintain.  We know that word of mouth is key, and Ringleader Fine Jewellers prides itself on exceptional customer service while producing custom pieces for ectastic clients.

    Robyn & Phil

 

 

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I remember as a young girl how fascinated I was with my mother’s jewellery. Every piece told a story and helped me make a connection to my family, some of whom I had never met and also places that I had only heard of. It was shiny, sparkled and in many ways magical.
Every trinket and bauble in your jewellery box also has a message. Many of these tales may have been told by previous generations and your mission is to pass this little bit of history onto the next echelon. That is one of the amazing qualities of these tangible goods. For instance, every bride can look at her engagement ring and recite the five W’S (who, when, where, why, what) associated with that special day. Every item you own represents something. It may be a symbol of hope, inspiration, celebration, remembrance or loss.
The price tag that we pay for jewellery is based on rarity, gold content, workmanship and design. That is how we justify our purchase. Delivery of these one of a kind pieces make it symbolic. No other durable goods, computers, smartphones or cars for example, have lasting power. These shiny baubles mark special occasions, promises, commitments and milestones for many years to come.
So this spring, if you are looking for something special, for mother’s day, christening, confirmation, graduation, birthday, anniversary, wedding or just because, remember Ringleader Fine Jewellers. Create your own lasting legacy.

Put the Ring in Ringleader

Champagne diamond Eternity Ring.

There are eighteen .20 brown champagne diamonds set in a 14kt white gold shared claw setting.  Can be worn on its own or stacked with other rings.  3.60 total weight. $3999.00.
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Princess cut anniversary band.

Classic band set in 14kt. yellow gold, 4.5mm in width.  The ring contains fifteen, .05 princess cut diamonds for a total weight of .75.  Ring size is 7.  $2200.00

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Trio Halo Ring

Modern take on a classic design.  Beautfiul 14 kt. trio ring with a .60 total weight centre stone and two .30 diamonds on the sides.  Each stone is surrounded by a rounded off square halo.  The total weight of the ring is 1.53 carats.  Scroll work on the sides provide additional detail and uniqueness.  $4599.00

 

 

 

 

 

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“Ballerina Style” diamond ring

Ballerina ring, dinner ring or cocktail ring….call it what you want.  One thing is certain, people will notice this sparkling piece.  14kt. white gold ring contains a centre marquise cut, bezel set diamond surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds.  The outer perimeter contains perfectly matched tapered baguettes.  Diamond total weight is 2.80 carats.  A steal at $4999.00.   Appraised at $7999.00

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Rose Gold + Chocolate Diamonds = The perfect ring for someone looking for something Different.

The picture does not do this ring justice.  The chocolate diamonds and the warmth of the rose gold colour is a great combination.  There are five .20 diamonds for a total of 1.00 carat.  They are set with a slight arch on the top in a “lucida” style setiing.  Impressively thick rounded knife-edge “tiffany” style band measures 3mm in thickness.  $1999.00.

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Say it with Hearts

14kt. white gold ring has a heart pattern set sideways.  Each heart has two diamonds , one set in each side.  Total weight is.40 carats.  This band is a size 6 and measures 5mm in width.  Great on its own or stack it with other bands.  $1199.00.

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18kt. Yellow Gold Solitaire

Classic style band cuts on an angle on the top.  The diamond measures .42ct.  The band measures 5mm on top and tapers to 3mm on the bottom.  This diamond is SI clarity, H colour and a very good cut.                                                                        Regular Price $2800.00.  Ringleader Price $1680.00.

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Invisible set Diamond Ring

14kt white gold diamond ring has a square centre  that is set on an angle.  It is composed of sixteen stones, four rows across and four rows down.  The square measures 10mm.  On either side of the centre, there are seven baguettes.  Total weight 1.05 carats.  ideal for someone who loves their bling.

Retail Price $2299.00

Ringleader Price  $1380.00

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14kt. Diamond Semimount

Whether you are looking for a new engagement ring or a new mount for an existing ring, there is nothing more classic than this ring.  The top holds a 1.00 carat or larger round brilliant cut diamond.  The shoulders of the band contain nine microset diamonds on either side.  Total diamond weight .18.  Ring is set in 14kt white gold.  $999.00

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A New Year – Happy Rosh Hashanah

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This Sunday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashana, the celebration of a new year for the Jewish People. The year is 5776 and I hope it’s going to be a good one. It begins as a joyous festival when families congregate in what seams like endless meals and enjoying apples and honey.

To give you the Reader’s Digest version, dipping the apples into the honey is to commemorate a sweet and prosperous year. We celebrate new beginnings and fresh starts. Like relationships, we like to think that we are the starting point. We work with couples and individuals to make them a fabulous creation for their new beginning. We will work with you from start to finish. From sketch to CAD to plastic model to finished product.

Gone are the days of a goldsmith/model maker carving out a piece of wax. It’s all done on computers and printers now. We also give your old gold, broken and unwanted, new beginnings as well. If we can’t use your gold, we do like to use fresh gold, we give give you a credit and your new ring will cost you less.

So…..let’s have some good reasons for celebrations this year and forevermore!!

Phil

Wedding Venues and Jewellery, the common link.

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SOLD CUSTOM DESIGNED DIAMOND FLOWER PENDANT WITH PINK SAPPHIRES

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CUSTOMERS REMARKS:  “I had a vision for a multi use pendant/pin in a two dimensional flower design.  This was no small task.  Ringleader Jewelers did an outstanding job.  Not only were they easy to work with but they also were very helpful in the design aspect.  I was extremely happy with the final product.  It is truly  a work of art!!!”.

Anniversary Sale

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Hello Friends of Ringleader Jewellers,
We’re going into our last week of our Annual Anniversary Sale. The entire store is on sale. If we have it in stock, then it’s on sale!! Save 25% on all diamond and coloured stone rings. Save 25% on all earrings and diamond and coloured stone bracelets. 20% off all gold chains and 30% off silver jewellery. 30% off pearls strands and bracelets. 60% off beaded gemstone necklaces.
Custom jewellery is our forte. We specialize in custom diamond rings and wedding bands. We also reinvent old jewellery, give it a fresh current look!
We also specialize in insurance replacement work, watch batteries and watch fitting, and not too mention professional polishing cleaning and inspection of your jewellery.
Did you know that you should have your rings cleaned and inspected at least every six months? Just like spring ahead, fall back. Change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, GET YOUR JEWELLERY CLEANED AND POLISHED AND INSPECTED too!
We look forward to seeing you really soon at RINGLEADER FINE JEWELLERS.