The expertise of the jeweler is one of the most important aspects to consider when you’re buying jewelry. Here are some things to consider when jewelry shopping.

Since 2010, Sherry and Ralph Yarnal along with their team of experts, are well aware of the potential pitfalls customers need to be aware of when shopping for jewelry, whether you’re looking for the perfect ring, necklace, or earrings. They understand it may be confusing. Does a higher price indicate quality? Should you just trust a well-known brand name store? The truth is, the most important aspect to consider when shopping for jewelry is the professional expertise of the jeweler you’re working with, which is exactly what you’ll find at Yarnal Jewelers.

Sherry and Ralph Yarnal and their team are dedicated to upholding the professional standards, ethics and education in the field of jewelry and jewelry appraisal.

Sherry earned her Graduate Gemologist Degree from Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is the highest degree offered by the prestigious GIA. Ralph attended the esteemed Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts (San Francisco) where he received formal training, focusing on jewelry repair and fabrication. Their team also includes historians of Estate and Antique jewelry and Master Goldsmiths who conduct meticulous restoration services. Sherry and Ralph are also dedicated to providing stunning pieces without harming the environment and have won the CVSan award for environmental protection.

It may be tempting to purchase a piece that looks beautiful, but if it’s an emerald, for example, can you tell if it’s been oiled to cover cracks?

If it’s ruby, has it been heated to enhance its color? Oiling and heating are just two of many strategies to improve the appearance of precious stones that can drastically change their value. Sherry and Ralph recommend that jewelry shoppers pay close attention to the credentials of the jeweler they’re looking to purchase from. When you’re working with a Master Jeweler at Yarnal’s, you can be sure you’ll be receiving an exquisite, high quality piece.