Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Consumer Reports Says You Can Save Buying Jewelry Online

And JewelryDays.com is Recognized on CR’s Praiseworthy List of Online Retailers

Consumer Reports just came out with some great advice: an educated consumer can save buying jewelry online.

Here are the main things you need to know:

· Diamonds are valued by the four C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat weight. JewelryDays.com guides you in understanding what these criteria mean and how they affect the value of your diamond.
· Consider the value of the precious metal in your jewelry. 10 karat gold has a 42% gold content. Anything less than 10 karats cannot legally be sold as gold. At JewelryDays.com, we clearly indicate the gold, platinum, silver or other precious metal content of our merchandise.
· Buy from a certified gemologist who can certify the value of the jewelry you buy. JewelryDays.com has Graduate Gemologists who can assist you.
· Buying online can save you money, because online vendors can leverage lower overhead costs, but you need the ability to see clearly what you are buying in advance. With superior graphics and descriptions, JewelryDays.com makes your choices clear, and with a 30-day 100% satisfaction guaranteed return policy, you can see, touch, and try on our merchandise before making it truly your own.
· Watch out for discounts that seem too good to be true; they probably are. Look for a good deal, not a dubious deal.
· Buy from a source that is committed to offering only goods of the highest repute – no “blood diamonds” or “dirty gold.” JewelryDays.com is 100% committed to providing socially responsible merchandise.
· Pay with a major credit card, since this gives you recourse if you change your mind about a transaction.
When buying real estate, the maxim is: “Location, location, location.”
When buying gems and jewelry, the rule is: “Reputation, reputation, reputation.”
At JewelryDays.com we’ve worked hard to earn and preserve an honored reputation. We proudly invite you to verify our credentials at the following links:

Buyer Testimonials: http://www.jewelrydays.com/information.php?info_id=22
JewelryDays.com featured on Consumer Reports WebWatch: http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/praise-worthy.cfm

JewelryDays.com citation by the Better Business Bureau: http://www.labbb.org/BBBWeb/Forms/Business/CompanyReportPage_Expository.aspx?CompanyID=13164982

Also, you can check out Consumer Report’s full article on buying jewelry at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/personal-finance/buying-jewelry-6-07/overview/0607_jewel_ov_1.htm?resultPageIndex=1&resultIndex=1&searchTerm=jewelry


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1 comment:

Kim said...

This article provides very good information. Seller reputation is especially important when buying jewelry on the internet. Since the jewelry will not be viewed in hand the accuracy of the description is dependent on the accuracy of the seller.

I know that many people buy jewelry spontaneously. Many of those buyers are happy with the thrill of making a new purchase but don't seem to really care about the quality and durability of the jewelry they buy. Another buyer is the discriminating buyer who wants to get the most out of a jewelry purchase. That buyer might consider jewelry to be an investment that will appreciated and appreciate in value over time.

Some considerations:
1)How much money have you saved when stones start falling out of the ring you bought for such a great deal?
2) Does your ring need to be sized? Many sellers will size rings for free before shipping them. Good sellers also provide other services that can extend past the point of purchase.
3) If you buy any jewelry on the internet or at your local flea market from someone who is not the rightful owner, the rightful owner or the police can/will come knocking on your door to reclaim it. You will not get the money you paid back.
4) There are many other issues that can involve the seller over the lifetime of a piece of jewelry.

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