Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

12 Points on How to Buy Jewelry Online

May 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 87

1. Research as much about the store, as possible. If you've found a good deal on an engagement ring or a wedding band, try to first learn about the jewelry store. Call them on the phone and speak to a representative. Ask some questions about where they source their materials (Israel? China/Thailand? Europe?). Probe for information and make sure that they sell only "conflict-free" diamonds.

2. Study their return policy carefully. In case your purchase does not work out, you should always have a reasonable way out.

3. Is it really a discount? With gold prices on the rise and jewelers hunting for profits, be sure that you are getting a quality product for a reasonable price. Large discounts are typically the result of an artificially inflated price on inventory, often with poor turnover, which is then put on sale and given an unreasonably large discount to make it attractive to bargain hunters (Rule of thumb: scrutinize any discounts over 30%).

4. Know the cost. When shopping online, have a general idea of the current cost of gold per gram. This number alone will often help you differentiate a bargain from a marketing ploy.

5. Help the smaller guy. He will love you in return. Be careful about purchasing from publicly traded jewelry companies as they are under intense pressure to increase profits for shareholders, look attractive to wall street analysts and to cut costs, which could translate into higher prices and lower quality for the end consumer.

6. Inspect your items thoroughly. When you finally receive your purchase, make sure that you got what you paid for. Use a magnifying glass and check for the metal stamp (14K or 585, 18K or 750, PT950, etc.). Even better, take your purchase to a local jeweler and have it inspected for quality and accuracy.

7. How about a certificate? Ideally the jewelry you purchase should have a stamp of the manufacturer and a certification along with it. Certified jewelry is worth a lot more then items without certification.

8. Does your purchase look new? Always inspect your items for dents, scratches or any other signs of wear and tear. We have heard of companies shipping out used jewelry that was posted and sold as new.

9. Inspect a setting itself. If the jewelry you purchased has diamonds or semi-precious stones (especially rings and earrings with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, etc.), have a local jeweler inspect to make sure that the stones are properly positioned in the setting and are not likely to fall out.

10. Compare your left earring to the right one. If you ordered a paired piece of jewelry (such as earrings), make sure that both are equal in size, have the same shape and are of the same color.

11. Keep your financial information in safe hands. When you find an online jewelry store, look for signs of credibility. Online stores will often have icons in various places on their websites with logos of third party companies that guarantee the safety of your private financial information (SSL,, Google and etc.), previous customer testimonials and successful conflict resolution (Yelp, Facebook and BBB), and some assurance about dealing strictly with conflict-free diamonds.

12. Receive an additional discount. When you finally decide to purchase, search for online coupons or promo codes on Google, Yahoo or any other search engine. Whether it's a diamond engagement ring, a wedding band or a pendant, there is almost always a coupon out there you can use and save money with. Cheers, good luck and make it a great buy!

Encore DT

Our mission is simple - to bring our customers the designs that will aesthetically satisfy their every waking moment.

In addition, we offer 10% OFF any item purchased through Use this promo code: CL007

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Jewelry Buy Shop Purchase Online How To Diamond Engagement Wedding Band Ring I Ct 18k White Gold 14k

Teenage rebellion is easier to tolerate in book or film form. Take a look back at some of the most well known and loved "coming of age" stories set in boarding schools.

By: Harvey McEwan l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 445

An important thing you have to consider before working out is having a pair of great training shoes. You cannot immediately undergo any physical training wearing inappropriate footwear. If you do so,

By: Steve Hill l Recreation & Sports l July 10, 2012 lViews: 349

Granite is one natural stone that is used for several purposes from dimension stone to countertops to sculptures. The use of granite for building the temples and monuments was initiated millions

By: Steve L Patterson l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 298

Up to 65,000 H-1B visas for new employment may be issued each fiscal year (FY) for professional workers, including medical providers. In general, a person who already has an H-1B and applies for

By: Ann Badmus l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 309

Beside coin shooting, gold detecting or the many other things you can do with your metal detector. There is a large group of people who take their metal detector out looking for old stuff. Not just

By: Candy L Lindsey l Recreation & Sports l July 07, 2012 lViews: 293

Many people want to be writers and you may be one of them. In order to make your dream occupation a reality, you need to have a plan. You also need to work on this plan constantly. These tips from a

By: Harriet Hodgson l Writing & Speaking l July 06, 2012 lViews: 439

A main source of national income for Egypt is the lush cotton grown on the banks of Nile Delta. Egyptian Cotton is one of the finest, durable natural bedding materials. People throughout the world

By: Samantha Bonnicil Shopping Product Reviewsl June 08, 2012 lViews: 136

Goggles are one of the most common swim gear products that avid swimmers own. Finding the perfect pair of goggles can take days, weeks, or months of research and trial runs. But, once you do find the

By: Allen G Reedl Shopping Product Reviewsl June 06, 2012 lViews: 141

This article outlines the costs and benefits associated with 3M air purifiers. The information presented is based on a detailed numbers analysis I conducted on these air purifiers' specifications. I

By: John Paul Kanel Shopping Product Reviewsl June 05, 2012 lViews: 156

Do you wonder what a Tantalum Capacitor is? It is a kind of electrolytic capacitor that consists of a pellet of Tantalum metal working as anode. Its anode is covered by an insulating oxide layer

By: Kyle Dicksonl Shopping Product Reviewsl June 04, 2012 lViews: 187

The latest and innovative technology such as aluminum PCB has brought in a revolution in the electronic niche. PCB is also known as Printed Circuit Board. Are you wondering how exactly this PCB

By: Debbie Hsul Shopping Product Reviewsl June 04, 2012 lViews: 165

The explanation of "arm candy" is simply a beautiful work of art called an "it" bag, that women love to carry. The designers mentioned in this article have certainly made a name for themselves in the

By: Marilyn R Godwinl Shopping Product Reviewsl June 04, 2012 lViews: 126

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus