Does anyone know if there are any reputable resellers of VCA (I am looking for the Sweet Alhambra diamond earstuds and perhaps also the Vintage Alhambra diamond ring) or is it always better (safer) to buy new in store?
I’d buy in store for anything that’s a current collection piece. The discounts aren’t worth enough for peace of mind. Stories of resellers swapping stones or sending high quality replicas. Especially if you’re newer to the brand, you won’t have anything to compare it to and then may have to spend extra to have it authenticated.
I have purchased retired pieces, but not having the documents is going to be annoying if I encounter pushback if I ever need them serviced.
I’d also add that boutique service is great and SAs I’ve encountered have been really helpful! It’s a great experience.