Research And Investigating Online Jewelry Stores
Google is a very effective search engine which will give you detailed knowledge about the site in question. Reviews good or bad are likely to come up immediately. This will give you an immediate idea about the site, its reputation or authenticity. Always research online before you make any purchases. When you decide to purchase jewelry online there are three things that you are generally looking for, namely quality, price, customer satisfaction and service. To assure yourself of quality one has to study the product to the fullest. Quality of jewelry is very important. You do not want to end up paying a high price for inferior quality of jewelry.
Once you are satisfied that the site is offering good quality of jewelry you go on to ascertaining the price. Ensure that price quoted is affordable and appropriate. Check out local jewelry stores and find out prices of similar products. See if you can spot the same item among various items on display. If you can find the same product and there is not too much of a price difference, it is better to procure it from a local store. Here you can view the product, ascertain exact weight and carat, inspect the workmanship and settings and only then hand over your money.
Customer satisfaction and service are last but by no means least of your worries while buying online jewelry. Ensure that the site offers a buy back facility, exchange scheme, refund and return in case of dissatisfaction or faulty consignment.
Popular and authentic websites present their products in a very systematic and proficient manner. One glance at this well laid out website will give you an indication of its authenticity. Websites where complete information is available, proper phone numbers or 'contact us' details are well documented and which list the items of jewelry in a systematic format giving price, weight and carat should be safe to deal with.
On the other hand, there are many websites which offer services and products which are too good to be true. These should be viewed at with caution and at times best avoided. No one can offer products way below market price. Even if items of jewelry are sold online where overhead cost are low, dealers will never sell at cost to cost or keep such a low margin which will make the whole deal unprofitable. Low prices indicate a scam. So do not get carried away by low prices, you will end up regretting the decision and lose your money in the bargain.
While ordering jewelry set with gem stones such as sapphires, rubies, topaz, garnets or emeralds ensure that the stones offered are natural and not color enhanced. Genuine jewelers will inform you accordingly and be clear about their dealings. Sometimes gemstones are treated in a way which will enhance their color and hues. Natural stones are rare and very expensive. It is a natural practice to enhance the colors to make them more attractive, but one does not know whether these stones will be affected by this treatment. Hence, vigilance and prudence are both required by buyers who shop online for jewelry.