3 Tips for Buying Jewellery Online

Buying jewellery online can be daunting. Will it suit me? Will it look like it does in the photos? Will I be scammed?

But it’s also so much better than having to face the crowds in the mall and you can discover more creative and unique jewellery if you shop for jewellery online. 

We have a few easy tips to follow to make sure that your next online jewellery purchase meets your expectations. 

You can either watch the video below - its only 3 minutes - or read our tips. 

Tip #1: 

Make sure the online jewellery retailer has an image of the jewellery piece on a person. 

This will give you an idea of the size of the piece, and also of the style. If you don’t see it on a person, you will undoubtebly be disappointed with the size. It’ll either be much bigger than you thought, or much smaller. 

 

Tip #2: 

Read the product descriptions and information. 

A good online retailer will have detailed product information that will give you all the information you need to make up your mind. Read the description ad this will often give you an idea of the style of the piece. Then read the data as this should give you information such as size, weight and materials used. This will help you asses if it’s worth the investment. 

 

Tip #3: 

If you are unsure of the business, so some quick research  

When you’re buying from an online jewellery store, it’s natural to be a little suspicious. Online jewellery stores don’t have the benefit of a real world presence and you’re paying for something that you have to wait to own. There are a couple of things that you can check to make sure that the online jewellery store is legit: 

  1. Check out their social media channels - Are they up to date? do they respond to questions? 
  2. Read their returns policy - Are you comfortable with their policy? Can you send the jewellery back if you don’t like it? 
  3. Look for reviews - If they are a young business, they may not have many reviews. But check if they have any Google or Facebook reviews. 
  4. Do a Google search for the business - A quick Google search will reveal if there have been any negative expereinces with the business. If anyone has been scammed by them, you’ll be sure to find out about it quickly. 

Good luck with you online jewellery shopping. While you're here, why don't you have a squiz at our unique handmade jewellery. 

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