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What to look for when buying jewelry online

What to look for when buying jewelry online

Giving jewelry is the quintessential act of affection. As fashion statements, jewelry can reflect the recipient’s style and personality, helping them take their outfits to the next level. As something sentimental, jewelry can be a reminder of happy memories such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or even a random Tuesday afternoon. As investments, good quality jewelry is often durable, timeless, and can appreciate in value through the years.

Shopping for jewelry on the internet can be a convenient way to find great pieces without having to waste hours in traffic. However, it can also be intimidating. With something as valuable as jewelry, it’s understandable that you want to buy something authentic.

Fret not: here are some things you need to keep in mind when buying jewelry online.

Pay attention to the material 

Jewelry is forged from a wide array of materials, ranging from affordable options such as stainless steel and brass, all the way to precious metals such as gold and silver. When it comes to the gemstones, you should also research the specific ones you are interested in. Gems come in various types, colors, clarities, and cuts, all of which may affect their value and the piece’s price. Moreover, metals and gems are imbued with symbolic connotations.

Make sure you understand the properties, durability, and symbolism behind these materials before adding a piece into your online shopping cart.

Double check the size, fit, design, and style

Ideally, you should purchase the piece in the correct size so you won’t have to spend additional time and resources getting it resized. If you are unsure about sizing, there are easy to use sizing guides online for all kinds of jewelry.

On top of the size, you should also pay attention to the design and style of the jewelry you are eyeing. Think about the personal style of who you will be giving it to, as well as their current lineup of accessories to see how this new piece will add to or complement their existing arsenal. Additionally, you should also consider the occasions when and how the piece may be used.

Consider the price

The saying “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is” is apt for shopping online for jewelry. In general though, shopping on the internet often yields better prices than going to a physical brick-and-mortar store. Still, beware of deals that are too good to be true. Make sure to compare prices of similarly spec’d pieces between sellers so you can see its average going rate. If a price seems unusually low, you may be walking into a scam.

The payment method must be trustworthy

Related to the price, make sure that the seller’s payment methods are trustworthy. In general, you would want to be paying through a well-known and secure online platform or via bank transfer. Additionally, make sure the payment gateway is secure (indicated via an https:// prefix in the URL) to ensure that your sensitive personal information, such as name, address, and payment details, are encrypted.

Only buy jewelry from a reliable source

Finally, before pulling the trigger on any purchase—especially with big ticket items such as jewelry—you must first check who the seller is. Look for reviews or ratings from past customers. Be sure they have a physical address. Contact them via their hotline details to get a feel for their customer service.

You should only trust a reputable institution with your hard-earned money—an institution such as M Lhuillier.

M Lhuillier makes buying jewelry online safe and simple

A mainstay in the local pawn and jewelry industry, M Lhuillier has built an online platform where you can buy jewelry from the convenience of your own home. The ML Shop is easily accessible via the ML Wallet app or via https://shop.mlhuillier.com/, giving you the ability to purchase rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, bangles, earrings, and even fine watches with just a few clicks. The ML Shop is backed by M Lhuillier Jewellers and has in stock a wide variety of exquisitely handcrafted jewelry for any occasion.

Yes, you read that right! Most of the pieces in the ML Shop are handcrafted from quality metals and gemstones. Their goldstocks are from Italy, Spain, Japan, and the Philippines. Their diamonds are sourced from places such as India, Israel, Belgium, and Hong Kong. Their other gemstones such as sapphires, rubies, and emeralds come from Thailand, Burma, and South America. Their pearls come from Tahiti, Australia, Japan, China, and the Philippines. All materials and all pieces are guaranteed high quality as you would expect from M Lhuillier.

Moreover, the ML Shop features two distinct collections for easier shopping. The Amparito Collection houses their good stocks and brand new selections, while the Fine Jewelry Collection contains their rematado or relinquished yet highly valuable pieces. Both have numerous items that have been handpicked to ensure that you will find something that fits your taste, whatever accessory, style, pedigree, and price range you are looking for.

While the ML Shop accepts secure payments via the ML Wallet app or via the standard Dragonpay payment gateway, what makes purchasing jewelry via M Lhuillier’s online platform even safer is that you can pick up your item at your nearest M Lhuillier branch. With over 3,000 branches across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, you can rest assured that your jewelry will be there for you on the delivery date wherever you may be. You won’t have to worry about it being stuck in transit limbo.

Lastly, and perhaps most impressively, the ML Shop features hefty discounts reaching up to 50% (!!!) for select items. Not only are you getting a great deal on paper, you’re also sure you are not being scammed because you are purchasing from one of the giants in the Philippine jewelry sector.

Convenience, quality, reliability, affordability, and peace of mind: that’s the ML Shop promise with every jewelry piece you order online. Download the ML Wallet app now or visit https://shop.mlhuillier.com/ and find your next investment piece today!


About The Author

Raymund Ravanera is an accomplished and experienced graphic designer with almost 20 years of creative expertise working in the graphic design industry. He loves the latest gadgets, food and movies. Currently, he owns and manages megabites.com.ph, an online technology and lifestyle blog since 2015.

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