Tips For Safely Buying Diamond Jewellery Online
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 • 8 comments
Looking for jewellery online is incredibly exciting, isn’t it? If you’re looking for jewellery online, we bet you have already decided what sort of piece you are looking for, such as the colour, and of course the item itself, be it a ring, a pair of earrings, or even a necklace. So, before you click “buy,” we thought we offer a few tips on how to safely buy diamond jewellery online.
Firstly, What to Look For
A visit to a jeweller’s website is a great start, but you need to know what to type in the search bar. Type in the words you would usually use to describe what sort of diamond jewellery you are look for, for instance, “earrings with diamonds.” This is a pretty broad search term though, so you may want to refine your search to something like “diamond stud earrings, white gold.” That will get you fewer results, and more of what you’re looking for. But, what if most of the ones that pop up are out of budget for you? You can refine your search even further by narrowing down the price range, sorting by popularity of earrings, and even sorting from newest to oldest varieties.
It's worth noting that if you are shopping online for jewellery, sometimes some of the best options may not show up in the results if you are using a general search engine like Google. That’s why it is better to visit a jeweller’s website to focus on your search. If you like, you can visit simonwestjewellery.com to see fine jewellery in Melbourne.
Let’s say you’ve found a site, a pair of earrings, and you notice that free shipping is offered – most reputable jewellers do. The first thing to look out for before you even take out your credit card is whether or not a diamond jewellery site has a security certificate. The best and easiest way to do this is to look out for a green padlock in the search bar. The top security certificates turn green. Without a security certificate, the website doesn’t offer a safe environment for online diamond jewellery shopping. At Simon West Fine Jewellery, they have top-notch certification and they also use the latest technology and online payment gateways with 3D secure for added layers of security to prevent online fraud.
A Few Extra Tips
Besides the two tips above, if you are shopping for diamond jewellery online, make sure you carefully review the jeweller or dealer’s return policy, warranties, and ensure that all diamonds come with independent diamond certification to ensure the utmost authenticity. It is also a good idea to check out customer reviews on third-party sites to see what previous customers thought of the jeweller’s service, customer-care, and after-service.
Buying diamond jewellery is a big deal and the last thing you want is an inauthentic diamond from a rogue dealer. Always do your research and take your time before you input a single credit card digit!