There are a number of things that need to be kept in mind when purchasing jewellery online. There are a number of ways in which a person can be duped into purchasing inferior quality jewellery while indulging in a purchase over the internet.
Things to Remember While Buying Jewellery
by Anika Pathak jewelry designer & author
There are a number of things that need to be kept in mind when purchasing jewellery online. There are a
number of ways in which a person can be duped into purchasing inferior quality jewellery while indulging in
a purchase over the internet. It is therefore essential to develop a fundamental and working knowledge of
the nuances of trading jewellery over the internet. As the old adage goes, ‘ Precaution is better than cure’,
remembering a few things and developing a comprehensive knowledge of the procedure involved in
purchasing jewellery online can not only save you a considerable amount of time but can also help
prevent the loss of your valuable and hard earned money.
What to Remember
Here are a few pointers that must be checked before jumping into the purchase of jewellery via the internet.
Bearing them in mind will ensure that you do not land into a bad purchase or unprofitable investment.
It is essential to have a look at the feedback that other users have left for the product and the seller. These
feedback will not only lend you a handy look into the selling policies practiced by the seller but will also help
you analyze the level of satisfaction that other users have derived from the product that you intend to
purchase. It should, however, be remembered that no one is perfect and that there will be some consumers
which will not be satisfied with the product or the service provided by the seller, it is therefore up to your
discretion whether to trust the seller in the light of the experiences of other buyers or not. If you feel that it is
not worth your time and effort to purchase the product mentioned from the given seller, you should consider
looking for someone more favorable.
Attention should be paid to the details and specifications of the jewellery mentioned in the description of the
product. The dimensions, size, material, gem size, carat, should all be taken into consideration to arrive at a
clearer picture of what is being served. Solely depending on the image given is not a wise idea. There are a
number of genuine reasons because of which the image given cannot be used to fully estimate the actual
product. Therefore, it becomes essential to focus on the finer details mentioned in the product description.
It is particularly difficult to estimate the size of a ring by simply looking at the ring or reading the
measurements given in the product description. When it comes to bracelets or chains, they can be
measured with the use of a simple measuring tape that can be perfect for most purposes. However, with
rings, it is not that simple. When it comes to rings, the possibility of error making is much vaster. Although
there is always an option of resizing that is available to a consumer, care should be taken that the resizing
process does not end up costing more than the actual price of the ring.
Postage is not a major issue. Just make sure it’s registered. You have to sign for it and it allow the post
office to track it. Security at both ends and it doesn’t cost much. Don’t send without it. Insurance is up to you
and/or the seller.
Be they precious jewellery manufacturers, imitation jewelry manufacturers or costume jewelry
manufacturers, buying jewellery from anyone online comes with a few risks that need to be prepared for.
One must be cautious of the various factors involved in buying jewelry online and must gain a
comprehensive knowledge of these before indulging in any purchase.