Buying Jewelry Online

Discussion in 'Fashion & Apparel' started by DrRipley, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. DrRipley

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    I once came across a site where you could bid on jewelry, and I got really tempted to buy a few since they offered international shipping and I thought I could give them out as gifts or even sell them if I got them for a cheap enough price, but after I researched further, I found some comments online half of which were complaints about the quality of the jewelry stating that they seemed like the kind you'd see being sold at sidewalks, while the other half swore by them saying that they are exactly what they expected the products to be and more.

    I eventually decided against it and chose to maybe just experiment with it when I got more money to risk, but since then I've lost interest because from the skeptical comments alone, I doubt that I could even sell them at a pawn shop if I really needed the cash, and I considered that to be a huge disadvantage.

    Anyone here who has purchased jewelry online? I'd love to hear some of your thoughts and tips or maybe even some recommendations on which sites to use, especially for international purchasing.
     
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    Denis HardWell-Known Member

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    I haven't purchased jewelry online but I've seen enough negative reviews on the net about some of those jewelry auctioning sites. Since sites can pay people to write positive reviews in order to deceive suckers that the products they're selling great, I wouldn't trust such a review that much unless I hear from someone I know that has actually bought something from the site and recommends it to me.

    IMO, buying jewelry online is pretty much the same as buying a used car without having had it checked out properly. It's a little too risky because you can easily get burned.
     
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  3. Mike UNew Member

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    I am fond of online shopping and i have purchased lots of jewelry from online sites. But I have bought from certified shopping sites that offer genuine products online.
     
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    I have bought few Sterling Silver jewelleries like thumb rings (mostly) and except for the size difference I can't complain much.

    They did not fade away nor grew rust. I have been using them as daily wear and they are exactly how I bought them.

    I think the ones you can risk buying should be either Sterking Silver, stainless steel or Gold.

    Other stuff like iodized metals and bronze aren't worth it.
     
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  5. Jasmin Cottontail

    Jasmin CottontailActive Member

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    I haven't tried buying jewelries online, yet. Well I'm actually planning to but still thinking if it's worth it. And I'm a bit scared what if the one that I will get is fake something like that. I can't really decide because it's really tempting especially when they have sale and you only have one time offer that you can't resist. But still can't decide if I'll buy a jewelry online or just browse at our local jewelry shop :oops:
     
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  6. tonyb

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    I haven't buy any jewelry online I am surprised to hear such complaints from customers who got this item on the internet. Whether they are right or wrong I would still like to believe these are exceptional cases. There are more reputable sites out there that one could visit for purchase valuable items like this.
     
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    I dont buy jewelry online. I have very small and odd sizes for jewelry so I have to try it on because chances are the standard sizes wont fit.
     
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  8. Binu

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    I have never bought Jewelry online. Even when I see cool designs, I don't buy jewelry online. That's because you cannot assess a jewelry item until you see it close. A picture cannot tell you how fragile is the piece, whether it will discolor or not etc.
     
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  9. Krissttina Isobe

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    I just bought costume jewelry from amazon. One of the necklace that I bought the clasp was broken. The spring part did not work so I had to replace it at home with my little repair kit I got. It took only a few minutes and it was alright. I told the seller about it, and they were so happy I did not return it and will give me a free gift with my next purchase. I bought 3 costume jewelry at one time all on sale. The other 2 came perfect and is so nice to wear even if it's only costume jewelry. It's best to get jewelry from credible sources though and good to check with bbb.org about them too.
     
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    I have never bought any jewelry online. I prefer to see and then buy. Many times, the pictures in the site does not match with the actual product. I am quite skeptical about buying jewelry online.