Give me 5 minutes and you will be a master in purchasing jewellery online. You will learn everything you need to know for matching your expectations to reality. No more disappointments after jewellery shopping.
I am a huge fan of online shopping. I buy everything on the Internet except for food products, and that's only because I cannot find a supermarket delivering products for reasonable prices in Cyprus. If I am missing something here, please let me know.
When it comes to buying jewellery online, especially expensive gemstones and precious metals, you should consider some factors. Besides, the importance of choosing a reputable and trusted jewellery store, there are many other questions you might be asking yourself:
- What if I order the wrong size?
- What if I don't like how it looks on me?
-What if it won't look like on the picture?
-What if the person I bought a gift for won't like it?
-What if I spend a big amount of money and in the end, I buy fake jewellery?
Those are valid questions and I will provide you with answers. At the end of the day, an informed shopper is a happy shopper. And I am sure you don't want to end up with jewellery shopping like this.
How To Find The Best Online Jewellery Store
You have already found it. It is the one where you are reading this blog post. :) Just kidding.
Here are the main factors you should consider:
Make your research. Check the website of the store, its social media accounts. Do they look legit to you? Don't be afraid to trust your guts here. If it is a small business, can you see who is the owner? Don't pay attention to the number of followers or likes. This is something one can easily buy to look "better" online. Search for genuine comments.
Read online reviews/feedback. Look for the feedback from other customers. Usually, online stores publish them either on the website, on their social media accounts or Google My Business account.
Examine the shipping and return policy. As a jewellery shop owner myself, I think that when one is confident about the jewellery it offers, there should be an established return policy. Surely, there are some exceptions and customers should understand that. For example, many online jewellery stores don't accept returns on custom made orders. So, before you place an order, carefully review the information about returns and shipping options.
Check sizes and dimensions. Always! If you don't see it in the description of the product, contact the seller and clarify. Frequently, jewellery items and accessories might appear larger on the photos than they are. When that's a case, I usually try to stress it out to my customers because I want their expectations to match reality. If you are not sure about your size or you are buying a ring as a gift, look for adjustable sizes.
Ask the seller to send you a video of the product. Are you afraid that the photo of the jewellery item can be misleading? Ask for the video or, if your seller is local, arrange a meeting. I am always happy to meet my customers in person because nothing can replace human interaction. Apart from that, I think it helps to develop trust because customers can meet a real person behind that online jewellery store.
Consider above-mentioned tips and make your online jewellery shopping risk-free. Yet, if you are planning to buy a diamond ring, for example, I suggest visiting offline stores as well and obtain as much information as you can. When it comes to that jewellery category, you need to get a lot of supporting information. For instance, you need to ensure that the diamond is certified and request an authenticity certificate.
Benefits Of Buying Jewellery Online
There are a lot of people out there that might be stressed and scared of buying jewellery from online stores. But if you apply the above-given advice and overcome your fears, there are so many benefits of using online jewellery stores.
Here are some of them:
No pressure from the seller. How many times were you annoyed by the shop-assistant following you around the store? That happens often even after you tell them "I am just looking, I don't need help. Thanks." In that case, they just follow you in silence. I don't blame them. I used to work in a fashion store where we were told to behave that way: always be around the customer, never leave him alone. I personally disagree because I think that every person needs a different approach. Nevertheless, online shopping doesn't have these problems. In the best-case scenario, you will a pop-up chat message (like in our store) asking you whether you need any help. There will be no emoji following you while you choosing your jewellery.
Lower costs. If you are buying from a jewellery store that has only an online presence, the prices should be cheaper than at its competitors' physical stores. The reason is simple: an online shop doesn't have costs such as electricity or rent. There are other costs related to website maintenance, IT support, but there are various ways to minimize them.
It is convenient. You can shop from the comfort of your home. It can be "Me Time" after you had a long working day, put your kids to sleep and finally landed on the couch with a glass of wine. You can filter the products according to your preference and budget. There are no interruptions, it doesn't matter if it is 3 am. Online jewellery stores are always open.
No crowds. I don't know about you, but I am really not comfortable with wearing a mask in malls and shops due to the recent pandemic. That became an additional reason for me visiting them as less as possible. Shopping for your jewellery online is an alternative to avoid crowds and receive required oxygen.
Now you are well-informed about some significant things you should know to make your online jewellery shopping experience enjoyable and risk-free. I would be happy to answer any further questions you might have.
On IDenteco online jewellery store, you will find authentic handmade silver jewellery and handcrafted accessories designed to make you stand out. Outstanding people deserve outstanding jewellery.
Visit our shop to choose a beautiful piece of jewellery for yourself or your loved ones.