Posted August 23, 2013 by Brian Honeywell in Wedding Jewellery

Buy Affordable Fine Jewellery Online

Today we can buy fine jewelery at the click of a button. The easy availability has made us blind to the old fact that all that glitters is not gold. We can buy jewelery online or at the store. Though online purchases are easy, you have to be careful not to fall for fakes. The piece that is delivered to your home hardly ever resembles those put up in the online pictures. But, with a couple of tips you can buy fine jewellery easily.

Some of the things you must know about the jewelery you are considering are what metal is it made of, how much of the metal is used in it, what stones does it have, what it should cost and so on. If you know the colour, name and the carat you can easily look up the value online. This way, with an approximate idea of what its value should be, you can approach the seller. By comparing the price he quotes with the value you have drawn up, you can fairly judge if it is worth the price.

The most common complaint with jewelery bought online is that they tarnish over time. That is, they become blackened or lose their sheen and can no longer be worn for those special occasions. Polishing does not work on fakes. That glittering gem stone may be just glass or paste. Pearls are much more difficult to buy as a real and fake pearl all look the same to the uninitiated.

If you are buying jewelery for that special someone to mark a special occasion, it would be smart to trust only reputed dealers for your purchase. Do not take major risks for such occasions. Do get a second opinion on value and authenticity. When buying jewelery, it is safe to err on the side of caution.

It is only jewelery of good quality that lasts for years and years. It is only pieces of high quality that grandmothers pass on to their granddaughters. They will be cherished forever and ever. Some day, you will think it is worth all the trouble that you went through to purchase it.

Lots of stores allow customization of jewelery. You get to pick the design, the metal, the stone and this makes the piece your very own creation. If you are gifting it, it will make a unique gift. Engravings are another way that you can make an ornament your very own masterpiece. Do check if these options are available when you consider stores to make these expensive purchases.

Birthstones and gemstones make lovely gifts. They can either be set in jewellery or timepieces. Some sites do sell real jewelery but are still available at unbelievably low prices. This is possible because they make some adjustments in design so that it takes up only minimum metal.

When buying diamonds and pearls, make sure they come with certification. That way, you can be sure that its the real thing and avoid nasty surprises in the future. When buying online, look for the return policy. Most stores have a fixed time period within which you can return the piece if not completely satisfied with it. Do read the fine print in such purchases.

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Brian Honeywell