Browsing at Spence Diamonds
Designer Ring Prototypes
How can we do the open showcases without getting ripped off? In the jewellery business, it’s called “glass and brass”. The rings you’re trying on are prototypes …models …castings. We don’t make the real ring until after you’ve decided on the style and diamond that best fits who you are. Then we send your order to our Vancouver studio and one of our hand-picked designers builds it from scratch.
Pleasantly surprised with the ‘elegance factor’, your attention will shift to the open showcases. We can’t help but laugh sometimes because people literally stand there moving their hand in and out for a few seconds. The concept is so foreign they’re suspicious some invisible door is going to come slamming down. But that doesn’t happen. You’re left to browse at your own pace, trying on as many ring designs as you like without having to ask for assistance.
Prices on Every Ring
There’s nothing worse than getting your heart set on a particular ring only to find out its way over budget. That doesn’t happen at Spence. Each ring design comes tagged with an ‘average price’ so you can determine on the spot whether it’s a ring you even want to consider. And that’s your starting point. From there the only reason the price changes is if you choose a diamond that is more rare, and thus more expensive, than the one we used to calculate the price on the tag.
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A Revealing Diamond Education
People are going to be asking about your diamond for the rest of your life, and you want to be able to tell them all about it when they do. Nobody has a more up-close and transparent diamond presentation than Spence. Together we’ll go over all the factors relevant to buying a diamond. We’ll put your diamond under a Binocular microscope to show you clarity, we’ll use GIA Facetware software to show you cut, and we’ll turn on theDiamondlite to get a true read on colour. After twenty minutes, you’ll be your own diamond expert.
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You’re really going to enjoy looking at diamonds through the Binocular microscope. It uses dark field illumination to magnify the stones at 10X. You’re basically peering into the diamond to see all its inclusions and beauty marks close-up.
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Giving Him Hints
It’s challenging to balance your desire to be involved with his desire to make it a surprise. If only there was a way to make your wishes known while still leaving the final decision up to him.
That train of thought led to the creation of your very own Spence Diamonds Wish List. You come into the nearest Spence on a scouting mission, choose some ring styles you’d be proud to wear, and record the style numbers on your Wish List. If you want us to email it to him, we can. If you want us to hang onto it until he gets here, we can do that too. You tell us how you want us to handle it, and we’ll make sure your tastes are reflected in the ring he chooses.
Independent, But Not Alone
As you’ve probably gathered, you’re in charge of your browsing experience at Spence. The open showcases give you the freedom to meander around trying on rings at your leisure, and with a price on every ring, you know exactly what you’re getting into.
But that doesn’t mean we’re not there to help should you need it.
Our goal is to be your trusted advisor in guiding you to what you’re looking for. If that means leading you through the process, we’re happy to do it. If that means staying completely out of your way, that’s fine too. We just want you to have fun.
Let me see those engagement rings again.
Even the Guys Think We’re Okay
Most guys hate jewellery stores. You feel out of place from the moment you walk in. You don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, everything costs too much and before you know it somebody is pressuring you into something you can’t afford.
We get it.
That’s why we do everything we can to break the mold. Here’s what it means to you:
- Your budget is your budget. You set it and we help you find the best value for your money.
- No pressure. You let us know if you need our help. Otherwise, we’ll leave you to browse on your own terms.
- You’re not paying extra for a label. We choose to build the rings ourselves instead of filling our stores with expensive brand names.
- We give you what you need to make an informed decision. The diamond education alone is worth a visit, even if you don’t buy a ring from Spence.
- We stand behind our rings. The most comprehensive purchase protection plan in the industry includes protection against loss, a lifetime trade up allowance, mounting exchange, repairs, ring sizings, cleaning, examination of claws and returns.
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