Finding a reputable jeweler that sells quality pieces can be a challenge. And…there will probably be at least one time in a person’s life when selecting that perfect ring is important. Additionally, high quality jewelry needs to be cleaned, maintained, and sometimes even repaired. But who can be trusted with a valuable piece of jewelry or that expensive watch you got for graduation?
One such trusted jewelry business is Brothers Jewelers at 430 George Washington Way, Suite 102 in Richland and the phone number is 509.946.7989. This shop is owned by Mark and Scott Smith. They have been in business since 1980 and the community holds them in high esteem. They can help customers with custom design, restorations of heirloom pieces, cleanings, and repairs. These jewelers are designated as “Jewelers of American-Certified Senior Bench Jewelers” of whom there are only two in Washington State. The shop is small, but unique and comfortable, with display cases of one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Brothers possesses a computer program that allows customers to view what their custom jewelry design will look like before it is made. Repairs are affordable at Brothers. To weld a broken ring will cost the customer under $40.00. Both owners are at the business and ready to assist with warm, friendly service.
Another excellent jewelry design store is The Jewelry Design Center (JDC) located near Costco at 1350 N. Louisiana St., Suite A, in Kennewick. While they are closed on Sundays and Mondays, they’re open between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This jewelry store houses large collections of quality jewelry. According to their website, they are the largest independent supplier of diamonds in the Northwest, allowing them to offer better pricing than some smaller jewelers. Diamonds purchased at JDC come with a lifetime trade-in and have a “100-day peach of mind” return guarantee. Jewelry Design Center’s website even offers a virtual assistant that may be able to get you headed in the right direction for your design or purchase. By phone, you can reach JDC at 509.579.0456.
In addition to the specialty stores described above, the local Fred Meyer stores have jewelry sections. They offer a wide selection and many affordable pieces. Most of their products range from low cost to high, providing customers with many choices that will fit most budgets. Fred Meyer Jewelry also offers on-line purchases and a link to an outlet jewelry store on their website, fredmeyerjewelers.com. These in-store jewelers carry many watch batteries and have convenient hours to meet schedules. They are open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., except on Sunday when they close at 6:00 p.m. As another convenience, if ordering on-line, Fred Meyer offers 2-day shipping. Like many jewelers, they will accept returns (with receipts) for up to 60 days after purchase.
Purchases of jewelry are a special event, whether it’s jewelry for yourself or for a person you love. The Tri-Cities has no shortage of jewelers eager to accommodate customers buying that perfect piece of jewelry.