Given that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, Heartland Boy is acutely aware that many guys will be proposing to their special ones on this romantic occasion. The key ingredient in a proposal is inevitably the engagement ring itself. Having been on this path before, Heartland Boy understands how frustrating the process of buying the engagement ring can be. For instance, some common worries are:
- Would she like the design of the proposal ring?
- Would she complain that the diamond is too small?
- Does the engagement ring fit her finger?
- Am I being cheated of my money?
- Would she accept my proposal? (Heartland Boy honestly thinks this concern is beyond the capability of any jewellery retailer)
Readers will be pleased to learn that this blog post can potentially shorten this learning process as Heartland Boy would like to introduce Poh Kim Jewellery. Based on his wonderful experiences buying engagement ring, diamond necklace and wedding rings from Poh Kim Jewellery, Heartland Boy thinks that Poh Kim Jewellery offers the best value for engagement ring in Singapore!
Figure 1: The Legendary Namecard That Heartland Boy Circulates To His Friends
As an update in 2021, Poh Kim Jewellery Trading has changed its company name to Poh Kim Diamond & Gem Pte Ltd. Not to worry, they have simply gotten bigger and better, and you will still find them in the same address!
Heartland Boy Shops for a Proposal Ring
While all the concerns above applied to Heartland Boy when he was shopping for a diamond ring, the fear of being cheated resonated the strongest. Therefore, he commenced his hunt for the perfect engagement ring by visiting reputable brand names initially…
One day, while listening to a staff from Jeweller XXX educating him about the 4 Cs of diamonds, Heartland Boy received a GIA certificate from his friend via WhatsApp. It was for a diamond that is immediately available for engagement ring setting at a price of approximately $5,000 at Poh Kim Jewellery.
Figure 2: This diamond was quoted at around $5000 at Poh Kim Jewellery.
Out of boredom, he showed the service staff at Jeweller XXX this certificate and requested him to bring a diamond with comparable specifications for him. However, the service staff responded by saying that this diamond would be out of Heartland Boy’s budget as it would cost $8,000 for a comparable diamond at Jeweller XXX. The difference in pricing was astonishing and Heartland Boy immediately bolted out of the gates and made a beeline to Poh Kim Jewellery. He was amazed that Poh Kim Jewellery is able to retail the same diamond at a significantly cheaper price!
What Heartland Boy Likes About Poh Kim Jewellery
It offers the best value for engagement ring because:
- It incurs zero expenses on advertising and promotions. Unlike the paid celebrity endorsements tactics commonly used by Tiffany, SK Jewellery, Lee Hwa Jewellery, Paul Jaan and other jewellers, Poh Kim Jewellery relies entirely on word of mouth and positive reviews online such as Hardwarezone forums from satisfied customers!
- It operates out of an industrial building where the average rent is probably $3-5 psf compared to $30 psf at the glitzy shopping area of Orchard Road in Singapore. As most Small Medium Enterprises (‘SME’) would tell you, rent and labour costs are typically their biggest expenses.
Figure 3: Poh Kim Jewellery Is Located At Blk 1092, Lower Delta Road
It offers free services such as polishing and re-sizing of the rings that you have purchased.
This was especially useful because Heartland Boy got Heartland Girl’s proposal ring finger measurement completely wrong! In addition, when purchasing their wedding bands, the staff volunteered to polish Heartland Girl’s engagement ring for free upon noticing that it had gone a little dirty after a year!
Poh Kim Jewellery is run by an honest man, Kim Seng, who truly speaks the “heartlander” language.
Kim Seng understands the pains faced by young graduates who want to propose to their girlfriends and yet may not have a big budget for the engagement ring. According to Kim Seng, he is not out to make excessive money from a single sale but rather, hopes to make sustainable profits from repeat clients and referrals. Therefore, you can be assured that you will be buying at the best price and getting maximum value from your money.
The transaction is sincere, genuine and personal.
The staff of Poh Kim Jewellery has been working for Kim Seng for several decades and carries an abundance of experience and knowledge. After his experience with Poh Kim Jewellery, Heartland Boy has been spreading the good word about Poh Kim Jewellery. This did not go unnoticed with Kim Seng; who gladly offered to charge Heartland Boy and Girl’s wedding rings at cost! This kind gesture is a direct result of a relationship built on mutual interest and genuine trust.
Figure 4: Heartland Boy And Heartland Girl’s Wedding Bands
The product offering at Poh Kim Jewellery is really expansive.
It ranges from engagement rings, wedding bands, wedding accessories, precious stones to jewellery for all occasions. You can also design your own wedding jewellery and create your very own unique, bespoke, customised engagement ring!
Tips on Optimising Your Visit to Poh Kim Jewellery
Call ahead to book an appointment.
Heartland Boy had visited Poh Kim Jewellery on weekdays and weekends and the wait time on weekends can be as long as 1.5 hours. Over the years, Heartland Boy noticed that it has been getting more and more crowded. More importantly, let Kim Seng know your budget for the engagement ring in advance so that he can reserve some diamonds within your budget before your visit. Don’t be shy if you are requesting for the cheapest proposal ring possible, Kim Seng understands the difficulties of young working adults in Singapore.
It is best to come prepared.
You should be able to articulate the desired design of the engagement ring. Even showing photos of some designs that have impressed you helps Kim Seng to sketch out some designs that both of you can work with. Yes, personal customisation at Poh Kim Jewellery is possible! And of course, you need to know the size of your girlfriend’s proposal ring finger. If you are able to show a closed up photo of both of your hands clasped together, Kim Seng is able to get a very good estimate of her ring size with his years of experience.
Allow for sufficient lead time.
If you are customizing your ring at Poh Kim Jewellery, do budget for approximately 2 weeks lead time so that your diamond ring will be ready for the big occasion.
Kim Seng is the boss
As owner of the business, you know Kim Seng ultimately calls the shots!
Heartland Boy has received many appreciative messages from friends who had purchased engagement rings from Poh Kim Jewellery under his recommendation. Readers will be pleased to learn that Poh Kim Jewellery may extend special discounts to readers of heartlandboy.com.
All boyfriends would do themselves and their prospective fiancees a big favour by learning about the 4Cs of a diamond at this website first.
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