When it comes time to buy the special ring that marks a decision to make a lifelong commitment, the jewelry store isn’t your only option. You can find beautiful antique and unique diamond engagement rings right here at Vienna Jewelry on Maple Avenue, as well as at other pawn shops in Vienna, VA. Vienna Jewelry is unique itself in that we are both jewelry and pawn shop, so we can assist with your selection even as you browse engagement rings you won’t find in other jewelry stores.
If you decide to check out pawn shop jewelry in DC, it’s best to be informed to increase your sense of security (and that of any doubter steering you toward the local mall). Before you go, research prices for the size diamond you’re looking for, so you have a good sense of what you should be paying, and what might be a deal. Bring a loupe so you can check for flaws and clarity; better yet, bring a friend who knows about diamonds who can assist you with your purchase. (Even someone who has a large diamond with good clarity is a good partner because you can do side-by-side comparisons.)
If you find something you like, get it in writing that the diamond is natural untreated and that if your own appraiser finds otherwise, you can return it. Then do your part and take it to an appraiser of your own choosing as quickly as possible. These suggestions will go a long way toward putting you at ease shopping at pawn shops throughout Vienna and Fairfax, VA. With a little preparation, you can take advantage of the unusual offerings found in pawn shops that you won’t find in a typical jewelry store. Good luck!