These days - everything is available on the NET. From books to music, groceries to gold! Items that are not so expensive are all very well - but when you are buying fine jewellery, you need to be sure you are getting authentic stuff from genuine and reliable jewellers. Here are some hints that might help you make a smart decision while buying jewellery on the Net.
First of all - get a lot of know-how. Get acquainted with tips on buying jewellery, about gold, diamonds or any thing else that you may want to buy.
Browse around and find what you are looking for - many sites have jewellery made by well known manufacturers. Just make sure you are getting a quality product. And find out about the policy of the site from whom you are buying jewellery. Is there something like a money-back guarantee? Or can you change it if you do not like it? and the like. Find out if they would give you a certificate especially if you are buying diamonds.
Then go ahead and look at particular pieces of jewellery that you would like. Most sites have small pictures, which when clicked on would show you the larger image. Take a good look - it would be good to keep in mind that the actual piece might look slightly different. Be aware of this - or you might be disappointed. Take a real good look - while this is not necessarily a good substitute for seeing the piece in person, it will give you a pretty good idea of what the piece looks like.
Fill in all the details correctly - you might want to specify the size of your ring finger for sure, when you are buying a ring.
It might be a good idea to visit your local jewellery store and look at the pieces displayed there. You will get an idea of the size and the general look and feel of the piece. Check the prices as well - online and offline. Compare. See if you are getting a good deal or if you are paying a lot more than you need to. And there is the whole hassle of returning something that you don`t like through the mail.
Remember that no matter how clear or attractive the picture of jewellery appears on a computer screen, it is just not the same as reality-where you can touch it, feel it and try it on for size and looks. Also be sure to check out online sites` guarantees and return policies, which will be extremely important if you are not happy with the item once you see it. The importance of these cannot be over-emphasised!
Also, remember that if you don`t like an item bought online, you need to return them within a limited amount of time - also, while the actual cost of the item might be refunded, other charges like shipping and handling charges are usually not.
But it`s convenient - especially when you don`t have the time. Now that you know the good and the bad of it - good luck on your jewellery buying!