How to Know That You’re Buying Quality Jewellery
If you’re searching for jewellery either for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one, you’ll quickly discover there are a lot of options available. However, not all jewellery is made equal, especially the jewellery that can be found online.
It can be difficult knowing whether you’re buying quality jewellery, especially if you’re searching for diamond jewellery. So, to help you make the best decision, below you’ll discover some of the best ways to know that you’re buying good quality pieces.
Make sure you’re choosing a reliable seller
The most obvious way to ensure you’re buying quality jewellery, is to make sure you’re buying from a reliable seller. If you look for jewellery on an auction site such as EBay for example, it’s going to be pretty difficult to tell whether the jewellery is real or fake. Therefore, it’s crucial you buy from a well-known store such as F.Hinds.
Check for hallmarks
All real precious metal jewellery comes with a hallmark to highlight its authenticity. So, if you want to make sure the jewellery you’re thinking of buying is real, ask to see the hallmark.
The hallmark is usually very small and difficult to see with the naked eye alone. Therefore, you will need an eyeglass in order to see it. The jeweller should have one you can use. If the jewellery is expensive, you’ll want to take your time to examine it to ensure you’re buying the real thing.
Find out if it has been ethically sourced
Another way to tell that you’re buying good quality jewellery is to ensure that it has been ethically sourced. It is widely known that the jewellery trade is rife for unethical sourcing. People in underdeveloped countries are often forced to work in appalling conditions to find diamonds used for jewellery. The worst thing is, this jewellery is then often sold at a ridiculously low cost in the developed world.
So, ask the jeweller where the stones are sourced to ensure it has been done in an ethical manner.
Finding high-quality jewellery isn’t difficult once you know what to look out for. Ensuring you’re buying from a reliable seller and checking its hallmark are two of the best ways to guarantee you’re investing in great quality. If you’re planning on spending a large amount of money, take your time to go over the jewellery to ensure you’re making the best decision.
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