Guide to wise jewelry buying online
It is also wise to have a game plan or a guide when buying anything. This holds true when you are buying jewelry online.
First, think about how much money you can afford to spend. Do this before you even turn on that computer. You may even want to go over your month’s budget first to make sure it is safe for you to spend that money.
Once that you decide on an amount you can spend write that amount down on a piece of paper and place that paper in front of you. This is a reminder to yourself as you are browsing online.
Secondly, think about the type of jewelry you want or need. Do you want or need a bracelet, a pair of earrings, a necklace, etc? By knowing what sorts of piece you really want or need you have a starting point.
Thirdly, think about the style of jewelry you want. Do you want the piece to be modern looking? Do you want it to be made from real gold or sterling silver? Would a costume piece be okay?
If this piece or pieces of jewelry you are buying is a gift for another person, you should also consider if that person has any allergies. Many people can only wear real gold jewelry and many people are allergic to nickel.
Now that you have a basic game plan, start browsing online at your favorite jewelry sites.
Look off to the side of each home page or down toward the bottom for links for clearance or sales items. You may find many great bargains at such links.
As you are browsing, try to stay in the category of the jewelry piece you really want or need. If you all ready decided that you are looking for a gold ring, stick to the gold ring sections. Try not to stray, unless you really don’t know what you want. Remember straying may mean you will spend more money or may even buy items you don’t need. Worse you may forget that you wanted a ring and buy a bracelet instead. This could be an action you could regret later.
Stick with the price you had set earlier, as well. Factor in such things as shipping and handling costs. Consider insurance costs and fast shipping if you need the item in the hurry. Also check for sales. Sometimes if you order by a certain date or order certain items you are entitled to free shipping or extra savings on items.
You should also consider the site you are visiting. What do you know about it? Have you shopped here in the past? Have friends recommend it? Do you trust it? You may even want to look for reviews on the site before ordering, if this is a new site you know nothing about or have never shopped at in the past.