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Buying jewellery gifts online is quick and easy, just like buying anything else. But there are right and wrong ways to do it. If you don’t, you might end up out of money or with a lousy product.
Stay Within Your Budget
You don’t have to spend a fortune on good jewellery. As long as you buy from a reputable dealer, you can find beautiful pieces for any budget. Always go with silver if you don’t know which metal to choose. It’s classy and simple, and it goes with everything. And try to buy gold that is above 14 carats. You should also be careful about stones like diamonds. Stones are priced mainly by how much they weigh. Of course, a diamond Cartier love bracelet always makes a beautiful gift. But depending on the quality and cut, it will cost quite a bit more.
Be Aware of Final Sale Items
Over $20 billion is made in the online jewellery business. So it’s safe to say that there is a lot of business. So, naturally, you probably want to find the best deal. But “final sale” jewellery is the same as cheap diamonds that you can’t trade up for something better. So, as a result, pieces that are on final sale are often sold at a considerable discount. In almost every case, though, there is a catch. And the catch is that you can never return the piece. So, if you’re going to buy something from the final sale, make sure it’s exactly what you want, flawless and the right size.
Beware Sale Diamonds when Buying Jewellery Gifts Online
When it comes to deals, you need to know about diamonds that are on sale. Rarely can you buy a quality diamond for little money. But if you buy on impulse, you might fall into a trap. If a diamond is on sale, there is probably a reason for it. Some common reasons are:
- It’s damaged, been repaired or is broken.
- Has lost its shine completely.
- Isn’t a valuable or popular cut.
A big discount on a beautiful stone might make you want to buy it. However, the main reason to avoid it is that a diamond on sale might lose value, which is probably why it’s on sale in the first place. So be careful, because you won’t be able to trade your stone up on a sale item.
If In Doubt, Stick to Sellers You Know
The most important thing about a seller is, of course, their reputation. There are a lot of shady dealers out there who will take your money and send you something that isn’t as good. Some will use photoshop to change the images on their site, and others will lie about the materials they used. So, always be careful. But the best way to avoid being let down is to Google the seller and see what other customers have to say. If you don’t do your homework before giving someone a lot of money, your jewellery might not even come to your house.
Consider Pre-Owned Jewellery
Like most things on the Internet, used jewellery has a huge market. So don’t be put off by pieces that have already been loved. Of course, you might get lucky and find something really beautiful for a small fraction of what it cost the first time. But this isn’t common. But you can find pieces that have been well taken care of and are much cheaper than buying a new piece that is the same or similar. Most of the time, the most trustworthy dealers will only sell the best-used items. So, there’s no reason not to think about a used piece of jewellery that still shines like new.
When buying jewellery gifts online, there are many things to think about. To avoid disappointment, only buy what you can afford and from reputable sellers with good reviews.