People love shopping online for everything from basic household goods to the latest in fashion trends. Online shopping can save you time and in many cases money. However, there are some potential disadvantages to shopping online for jewelry. Here are just a couple of things to consider:
Quality – It can be very hard to determine the quality or the authenticity of jewelry purchased online. When you use your local jeweler, they can explain exactly what you are getting and you know they will stand behind whatever they sell.
Sizing – If you are purchasing something that requires sizing, such as a ring, knowing your finger size may not be enough. The size you need may depend on the style of the ring or bracelet. If you get the size wrong, you may end up paying more for the item to get it properly sized. Or in some rare instances it may not even be sizable.
Follow up care – Every piece of fine jewelry requires some cleaning and maintenance. A simple steam cleaning and checking your prongs to make sure everything is secure can help ensure your jewelry continues to look beautiful and will last. This is a service that an online store simply cannot offer.
These are just a couple of the many things to consider when deciding where to purchase your next piece of jewelry. So before you place an order online for a piece of jewelry that may or may not be what you expect. Please take a moment to stop into your local jeweler. At Amoskeag Jewelers we would be happy to help you select the perfect piece of jewelry that will be an excellent value without any hidden surprises.