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If you’ve ever owned a BMW, a Mercedes, or even a Volkswagon, you know the power of German engineering. German craftsmen have been famous worldwide for generations for their incredible attention to detail, unparalleled quality of workmanship, and the kind of craftsmanship that lasts generations. When it comes to jewelry, Germany is no different. Buying jewelry in Germany is one of the best ways to take home the best of German culture and traditions in a portable, usable souvenir (unless you’re planning on fitting a BMW in that carry-on bag!) Whether you are spending the summer in the German countryside, or fitting in the vibrant culture of Munich and Dusseldorf in one week, you can easily find a beautiful piece of German jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Here are some useful tips for buying jewelry in Germany:
1. Although most people in a Germany jewelry store will speak a little bit of English, especially in the larger cities, it can help to know just a few phrases in German. This will show your engagement and interest, and will help you earn the attention and respect of the sales staff. Look up a few phrases like, “Dieses is wunderschoen” – this is beautiful, or “Wie viel kostet dos” – how much does this cost? A few German phrases like this will endear you to the proprietor of any Germany jewelry store, and you may just walk out with a discount!
2. Purchase jewelry only from a reputable jewelry store. Although trade organizations and government regulation in Germany can help ensure that most jewelry stores sell only real, valuable diamond jewelry, it is still a good idea, especially if you are a foreigner, to purchase jewelry only from a store you trust. Avoid places with a dingy or overly bright atmosphere, and begin to be suspicious if the sales staff puts pressure on you to complete your purchase immediately. Even if the store is elegant, and has an atmosphere of quality, you should still ask to see a certificate from a reliable independent diamond grading lab before purchasing a Germany diamond—if you are unfamiliar with the German grading labs, ask for diamonds with a well-known international grading certificate.
3. To find the best locally-owned Germany jewelry store in any city, trust the locals. Ask your tour guide or your hotel concierge what little-known jewelry store she trusts for her important diamond jewelry purchasing needs. You can find Germany rings and even Germany engagement rings of incredible quality and craftsmanship without paying the exorbitant prices you’ll find at the stores that are geared more directly for tourists.
4. Consider buying vintage. Due to the incredible craftsmanship of German jewelry, especially German rings, these items tend to last for many, many years. Vintage or antique jewelry shops in Germany are a great place to find unique jewelry items to take home as souvenirs or gifts. As with new pieces, make sure that any diamond jewelry is accompanied by the appropriate certification so that you can be sure you are getting what you pay for.