Internet shopping has reached a point these days where pretty much anything and everything that can be bought in a high street store can be found online for cheaper. From mobile phones to cars to furniture and of course high-end jewelry, the prices found online are generally unbeatable across the board.
However, questions are often asked about how safe it really is to buy fine jewelry of any kind online, given the way hands-on inspections of the products are ruled out of the equation. Most people will likely have bad experience about shoppers being fleeced online when buying various items, but then again this is not to say that the high street alternative is always 100 percent innocent either.
The simple and inescapable truth is that each and every industry and market both online and on city streets has its fair share of bad apples. To think that to shop in person in a physical store is to drop the risk of being ripped off is both naive and foolish – the risks are always there.
Last but not least, have a look at the types of payment the seller accepts as there are some dead-giveaways here. For example, if they will only accept money orders or direct transfers, chances are you should be running for the hills. On the other hand, online retailers that use PayPal are in 99 percent of cases registered and legitimate, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.