Buying Diamonds Online

With all of the potential for scams concerning
diamonds, buying diamonds online almost
seems unthinkable! However, you actually
can purchase diamonds online, without any
problems – as long as you are careful.

First, think about your reasons for wanting to
purchase the diamond online, as opposed to
making a purchase from a local jewelry store.
The most common reason is price. Due to
low overhead costs, online jewelers and
wholesalers are able to offer lower prices.
However, you must be careful – sometimes
a price that is too low is a sure indication of
a scam.

One of the best things about purchasing
online is the unlimited selection. When
shopping offline, you are limited to the
selection in the stores in your general area.
Online, there are no limits. But again, you
must use a great deal of care and
consideration before entering your credit

card information on the site you have chosen.

 

Before shopping, learn as much as you can
about diamonds – especially cut, color,
clarity and carat weights. When you are
knowledgeable about diamonds, it will be
harder for a con artist to rip you off. Once
you know more about diamonds, you will be
ready to start shopping.

Take your time. Don’t purchase the first
diamond that you see that interests you.
Instead, look for similar diamonds for sale.
Do some comparison shopping to find the
lowest prices and value you are looking for. Once you have found what appears to be a good deal, start doing your investigation.  Some sites have online chat help services to provide guidance or helpful information.
Once you have gathered information, know about diamonds, and have found a
diamond that you love at a price wit in your budget, you are partially there.  There are still a few steps towards actually purchasing that diamond!

Review the vendor’s credentials, such as
professional jewelry associations that they
belong to, and certifications for their diamonds.

View and print the seller’s return, refund, and upgrade

policies. Also inquire about additional services,

such as settings and mountings, sizing, and free shipping. In addition, review the insurance policy.  If the online company does not have its own insurance or an associate company available, you will have to look for an insurance company that you can sign up with to cover insurance associated with damage, loss, or theft of the diamond.  Also, do
a search for customer reviews on this
particular company around the Internet, and check with the BBB online to see if there have
been any complaints.

Follow these steps to ensure you protect yourself when making an online diamond purchase!

 

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