MERRY CHRISTMAS 2020 – Lindley Lines
As the year winds down I can’t help but wonder, what just happened?
Since the beginning of the pandemic we have only opened the office on Tuesdays, but leading up to Christmas we will also open, by appointment only, on Thursdays and Saturdays.
So I have been spending more time in the garden, pottering around home, and with my second passion, part-time work in the Justice sector.
After nearly 40 years here I am thinking of retirement, and whilst I’m not quite there yet I have decided to reduce stock levels by holding my first ever sale.
Here at DBD we always give great value and great service. Now a lot of stock has been independently valued, and it has been a surprise even to us just how reasonable our prices have always been.
We would love the opportunity to show you some of the fabulous pieces at rock-bottom prices that could be yours, and encourage you to call us any time on 9232-1611 to make an appointment to come over.
A wonderful Christmas to you all, and may 2021 bring us all a little more peace and happiness so that life can recover and return to normal.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
KAREN LINDLEY F.G.A.A, J.A.A., N.C.J.V is a qualified gemmologist and a registered valuer. She has been in the Dymocks building for more than 35 years. When you purchase your jewellery from Diamonds by Design you can be assured of real quality real value and satisfaction backed up by a genuine guarantee.
Cracking Christmas surprises just for you!
Gold! Gold! Gold!
There has never been a better time to sell old gold. Pieces you don’t wear or have lost their pair, or that you don’t like or are out of date, can often fetch more as scrap now than as second-hand jewellery.
Remember too that here at Diamonds by Design we guarantee to pay you significantly more than you will get at a shopping centre kiosk.
The Argyle Pink Diamond mine closed at the end of October. For our clients interested in purchasing pink diamonds as an investment or within their SMSF, here is a recent article.
Here at DBD we are abreast of the SMSF rules and regulations and can even facilitate safe storage, valuations and insurance for you to ensure your investment is compliant.
We have access to important investment pieces from as little as $10,000 incl GST and as large as the latest Argyle Tender Stones.
Of course, if you just want to spoil yourself we can show you some beauties too.
Sparkly jewels for Christmas
If you can’t make it in for complimentary jewel cleaning before Christmas, try this: soak your pieces of jewellery for at least an hour in a bowl of hot water with one teaspoon of detergent and a tablespoon of ammonia. Scrub gently with an old toothbrush and rinse with clean water. Remember that if a piece of jewellery catches on your clothing, it’s time to have it checked, and if your pearls have stretched it’s time to have them restrung.
Naturally there have been no trips to international gem shows, but we are delighted at the online information available and there is no doubt that coloured stones are making a big comeback. They represent fabulous value and attract great interest and admiring glances. We were really impressed by the Jewellers Association of Australia Design, Sketch and Render competition. You can see the finalists here.
Insuring your jewellery – Without it you could be left heartbroken!
The Jewellers Association of Australia now has a partnership for the best no frills jewellery Insurance around. 24/7 World wide annual cover, replacement by your jeweller, no excess, the lowest premiums and if required monthly payments. Just
$400 p.a for a $10,000.00 piece.
In addition JAA members can now offer customers financing through TLC payment plans. Loans up to SOK, a simple application process and the ability to incorporate wedding and honeymoon financing as well.
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