Ann-Louise Jewellers is a Canadian-owned family business that opened its first location in Vancouver in 1983. It now boasts fourteen locations across Western Canada, all of which pride themselves on lifelong relationships with their clients…usually beginning with the all-important purchase of an engagement ring! At Ann-Louise Jewellers, buying is an emotional experience – whether it marks the start of a life together, a landmark of a long marriage or other special moments that are celebrated with a bit of class and sparkle. The team at Ann-Louise explains, “We want our clients to be ’emotionally happy’ with their purchase!”
If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, the first thing you can expect is to answer a few questions that will help you choose the right ring. “We ask about ‘the intended’ a lot. What is his/her style, hobbies, work, and interests? We need to make sure the ring will suit his or her lifestyle… We encourage all stories and really listen to what is said,” says Lynne, manager of the Bay Centre Victoria store. The important thing is making the client comfortable and understanding what it is they are looking for in the ring. “And we never go over price point. This is key. When a client does not go over budget they are so much happier with the experience and will return later.”
Ann-Louise associates are trained to educate, educate, educate. Clarity, colour, quality… all the technical knowledge about the jewellery they are looking to purchase. Lynne points out that, “This is an Ann-Louise signature. It makes the client feel and know they are making the best decision and helps with the fact that most people have never thought about any of this before.”
The shops also offer custom made and bespoke jewellery services to create the ring of your dreams as well as other pieces. Designers and in-store staff will help you figure out your vision and how to make it real.
One thing that is obvious about Ann-Louise Jewellers is all the support they offer, not only during, but after the purchase. They are more than happy to offer free cleaning and inspections – even if the jewellery isn’t from their store!
We love that Canadian diamonds are offered at Ann-Louise. Did you know that there are diamond mines in the Northwest Territories? The quality is at the top tier of all the diamonds in the world and they are mined in an environmentally and politically sensitive manner. If shopping Canadian is important to you then Ann-Louise Jewellers is the place to go.
Ann-Louise Jewellers provides the ring that is won at the ‘Win Your Bling’ Giveaway each year!