That ’ s usually a five- or six-week process .”
Using a ready-made mounting can reduce the turnaround time about a week or so — more if the piece is in stock . The shop offers catalog ordering with a wide variety of styles and colors .
“ Everything is assembled here ,” Pierce said , adding that shipping may be an issue with supply-chain issues persisting across the board .
Pierce added that repairs can be performed usually within a week . “ Christmastime is a little harder ,” she said , “ because we have such volume .”
In addition to newly-made custom or in-stock jewelry , Diamond Design offers a number of estate pieces for those who love the vintage look .
“ No matter the trends , it ’ s important to choose what you love ,” Pierce noted . “ That way you ’ ll love it as much decades from now as the day you first put in on .”
To help with gift-giving either for Christmas or any occasion , www . diamonddesignky . com offers a
Diamond ring cluster Men ’ s bands wish list feature that can help . Diamond Design is the only full-service jewelry shop left in Somerset , according to its owner of nearly 40 years . That includes repairs .
“ Being a small jewelry store , we ’ re able to keep our costs low ,” Pilcher continued .
Pierce added that keeping overhead low allows Diamond Design to pass on bargains to customers . Though a small , independent shop , Pierce noted there ’ s always something for everyone .
“ We try to carry a wide variety just so that anywhere from 15 to 80 can find something that they really are happy
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