Online jewelry stores offer both value and convenience, particularly for those living in rural areas or small towns that have a limited selection of jewelry available. But due to the nature of online business, they also provide ample opportunity for fraud, especially when they are located overseas. Please consider the following before purchasing jewelry online:
1. Deal directly with a manufacturer directly rather than a retail outlet. Youll probably get lower prices that way, but even if a retail outlet offers low prices it should raise a red flag. When dealing directly with the manufacturer, low prices can be expected – youre buying wholesale and eliminating the middleman.
2. Since cant personally view the jewelry you buy online, purchase only from establishments that offer a return policy of at least 30 days. You should also pin them down on when this return period begins to run when you pay, when its shipped, or when its delivered. Otherwise your item may get lost in the mail until you receive a piece of gravel exactly 31 days after you paid for it.
3. Be sure to deal with a professional. This advice applies double for an online jewelry store...