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  1. How to Find a Jeweller?

    July 25, 2014 by admin

    At some point in everyone’s life, everybody needs a good jeweller. We may need to purchase an anniversary gift or set a diamond into a mounting or maybe need to get your grandmother’s ring appraised. Finding a good jeweller is a must, because jewellery is an expensive investment and there are, usually, lots of sentiments associated with it. That is why finding some we can trust, can be daunting.

    Find a Reputable Jeweller

    To find a reputable, great jeweller, the first step is to inquire from family, friends and colleagues. You start with this. In addition to what they may suggest, you apply the following tips, so you will know that their recommendations are qualified.

    Lingham's Jewellers

    Once you’ve got given names of potential jewelers, see if they are members of any jewellery affiliations, such as the American Gem Society (AGS) or Jewellers’ Vigilance Committee (JVC) in the US. In Australia, you may check the Jewellers Association of Australia or Gemological Association of Australia. These organizations require member jewellers, like Lingham’s Jewellers,  to have good knowledge of their products and very strict pricing and representation standards.

    Check Jeweller’s Websites

    Look for jewellers that have websites. A decent online presence will tell you that they are committed to innovation, which indicates how their business is being run in general. Additionally, if they are on the internet, they know that pricing is very competitive and thus, they should have the right prices for their items. These jewellers’ websites will allow you to see the items they carry and if their location and business hours will work for you.

    Other factors that you should look for in a jeweller include a sales person, who is certified, to give you excellent product knowledge and provide assistance with your purchase. A bench-jeweler stationed at the store can do the setting, sizing and repairs of most jewelry, without having it sent to other locations. An appraiser on staff will determine the replacement value of your jewellery. If you have some questions regarding the products, the appraiser should be able to answer them.

    Lingham's Jewellers

    Visit the Jewellers

    Your last step would be to head in to the store of the jewellers that was recommended by your friends or relatives and about which you have researched online. Take a look around and talk to the sales staff. You shouldn’t have the feeling of being rushed to make a purchase, but you must be allowed to think things over before you decide. Take your time looking at their items and see if you are being taken care of, being appreciated and listened to.

    However, if your instincts tell you that there is something that is just not right, by all means trust yourself. Walk away and move on to another store. There are jewellers out there who are great and can be relied upon. You will surely find one. This is the reason why the tips above are given to you – to prevent you from working with a jeweller whom you can’t trust.

    A jeweller is like a family heirloom, one whom you would like to keep a lifetime, so take the time to choose wisely!

  2. New site coming soon!

    July 7, 2014 by admin

    We have a new site coming soon. In the mean time, check out some of our friends.

  3. Lygon Furnishings

    July 7, 2014 by admin

    Welcome to our site. Our company, Lygon Furnishings, is in the business of designing, manufacturing and installing quality and custom made curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings for your home and commercial establishments. Our prices are very reasonable too.

    Are you renovating your existing home? Or you’re building a new one? Perhaps you are redecorating your office building and you are looking for a good curtains and blinds provider. Well, you are in the right place.

    Lygon Furnishings is one of the most reputable suppliers of windows treatments and other home decors and furnishings. We make our designs according to your requirements and specifications and every job is carried out with the highest standard. It is our belief in this company that good quality products should be made affordable to everyone.

    Enhancing the look of a room or an office is not an easy task, with all the available choices that are in the market today. However, if you know what you are looking for and what type of décor will suit your home or office, it can be a pleasant experience working on window furnishings.

    Some things need to be taken into account, though, in transforming the appearance of your office or home windows. For instance, would you choose blinds over curtains? Curtains have regal and luxurious materials and looks and they have been popular for centuries. Blinds are newer, but quickly became popular because of their functionality and cheaper rates as compared to curtains. Other things that need consideration include the choice of design and colors – would you opt for lighter or darker shades? And last, but not the least, is your budget: how much are you willing to spend for your window coverings?

    If all these sound daunting to you, don’t worry. We offer to you our services and with years of experience in this business, we are confident that we can help you make the right choice. We invite you to make consultations with us; we can come to your place or you can visit us at our showroom. We will discuss your preferences on style, light control, privacy, energy efficiency and safety.

    Lygon Furnishings is a business that is family owned. It has its offices and showroom at 516 Lygon St., Brunswick East, Victoria 3056. The company has been supplying the Melbourne residents with good quality home furnishings since many years. We use only good quality fabrics, fitting accessories and other materials and supplies for your order. Some of our fabrics are chintzes, linens, sheers and blends that are ideal for either the modern or traditional designs that you might be considering – just check out their site at:

    If you want to get some design ideas for your windows covering, you can browse our gallery page. This is where our products and styles are showcased, so feel free to take a look.

    If you wish to visit us, our office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Our contact numbers are 03 9384 1772. You can also email us with your questions at Our highly trained and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your inquiries.