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If you are going to buy designer jewelry online, it can be a great way to pick up some deals. As with all shopping, it pays to know what to look for, and that is why there are a few tips you should always follow. This will ensure that you truly get the designer that you think you are buying, and that you are getting the best possible price.
Not everyone pays attention to where they are buying from or even what they are buying. They simply see something that they like and before they know it, they are entering their credit card information. Before you complete a purchase, it’s a good idea to follow these tips.
Research the Store
It’s a good idea to research the store where you are buying the jewelry from. It doesn’t matter whether you are buying vintage designer jewelry or one of the latest designs from a top jeweler. You want to make sure the store is selling authentic jewelry. You can check the Better Business Bureau for details about the store and even read online reviews. The more you learn, the easier it will be to buy with confidence.
Know the Designer
When you go to buy designer jewelry online, be sure you know the designer. There are a lot of stores who try to make a big deal about a designer to make you feel as though you should know who they are when in reality, they are a nobody. Don’t fall into these tricks.
Similarly, know about the top designers. If you are going to buy Chanel jewelry, be sure you know what the designs look like. This will make it easier to spot a fake. There are usually tell-tale signs to know the difference between designers.
Buy What You Like
In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you buy Tiffany & Co. or Roberto Coin jewelry. The designer shouldn’t matter as much as whether you like the design or not. Too many people get caught up in the designers themselves and don’t buy what they truly like. If you like the design, it shouldn’t matter who it is as long as they are one of the luxury designers available in today’s market.
If you get hung up too much on the individual designers, you may be sacrificing style just to be able to toss around a specific name.
Ask for Proof
If you are going to make a purchase, ask for proof before you do. This includes asking for a certificate of authenticity or an appraisal form. This will give you more confidence that you are buying the real thing, which is particularly important if you are buying from an estate sale.
Finally, you are going to want to compare prices. If you don’t make any comparisons on the price, you could be paying the highest price around – and this can be avoided. Pull up the designer and specific design at a few stores before completing your purchase.