Shopping Tips for Precious Stone Jewelry

8/27/2013

Hello beautiful ladies! Haven't you been mesmerized by precious gemstones? Gorgeous, colorful, stunning and of course, precious, these gemstones are popular for various reasons. We commonly recognize diamonds, sapphires, rubies and other such rare stones as Precious stones. Since antiquity, these gorgeous gemstones are crafted into beautiful jewels such bracelets, rings or pendants and are worn by both men and women. Needless to say, even today every woman wants to own a precious stone jewelry collection of her own.

Never before has buying gemstone jewellery been so accessible. Gemstones and gemstone jewels are not only found in stores across the globe but also at online retail websites. Great, isn't it? This means more and more women can make their dream of owning precious gemstone jewelry come true. However, like everything, this story also has two sides.
While wider accessibility has its advantages, it also gives rise to more sellers who aren't reliable. With increasing demand, chances of artificial or fake gemstone jewelry also arises. It becomes very important to shop carefully and responsibly. After all, it's an investment and you wouldn't want to be fooled into buying artificial jewelry, especially when making the purchase online.


Here are a few tips to keep in mind - 
1. Ask Questions -
Questions show that your purchase is not a frivolous one and that you'd like to know more about what you're buying. Ask all types of questions, about the make, the origin, the price, the actual name, everything you might need to know about the gemstone. When shopping online, make use of the 'Live Assistance' service offered by most websites.
2. Loose Gems -
Most conventional jewelers/websites have their precious stones set in a way that makes it difficult for an ordinary buyer to spot imperfections. To avoid such instances, you can always opt for loose gemstones. For instance, a ruby stone or emerald stone which is a colored gemstone, cannot be inspected well if it is already mounted in a ring or pendant. Their shape, color and carat size can easily be determined if they're bought loose. You can always have them mounted separately after a thorough inspection.
3. Reliable Dealer - 
A good, honest and reliable dealer is what makes a huge difference to your purchase. First, remember to shop with someone you trust and secondly, make sure the dealer/seller is someone who is looking for a satisfied customer and not just profit.
Your dealer should also provide you with gem certification from recognized gemological labs, including statements of origin. These are essential in establishing the authenticity of precious stones like Ruby Stone. An online gemstones shop should also provide a reasonable return policy, avoid retail websites that do not have the same. A vendor should recognize your right to evaluate stones and return them if they don't meet your requirements.
Buying precious gemstones jewels won't be all that daunting if you keep in mind the basic tips suggested above. The more you know about what you're buying, the better your experience will be.

1 comments:

  1. Full on Agree. Any really really really nice jewelry that I have that was not inherited I get made by a jeweler and pick the stone myself and so on......I will pay the extra to now I am not getting ripped off and to be one of a kind..:)

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