Gold Do's and Don'ts
Whether it's buying gold jewelry for yourself or someone else, deciding what and where to buy fine jewelry can be a tough decision. Gold jewelry is an item you'll cherish for many years to come, maybe even a lifetime. So, you'll want to make a wise choice. Here are some quick do's and don'ts when buying gold jewelry.
Get it from a trusted company
When you want fine jewelry, choose a company or Web store that specializes in fine jewelry. Don't expect to find the best of jewelry at a company that offers everything. Can you imagine yourself buying gold next to hairdressers? A specialist can assist you personally and provide a wider variety of gold jewelry.
When searching online, be specific in your searches, and research the company before making a purchase. At the very least check to see if they have reviews on their products.
Before buying gold jewelry from a company, get a detailed explanation of their return policy in case the jewelry has a defect. Some will offer manufacturer's warranties as well. It's gold; this stuff ain't cheap.
Quality over Discounts
It's tempting to buy fine jewelry at a discount to get a great bargain. But, what are you really getting? For example, find the karat or quality mark on the actual jewelry to see if it's real gold or not. 24K is pure gold, 18K is 75 percent gold, 14K is 58.3 percent gold, and 10K is 41.6 percent gold. The karats are an indication of what percentage of gold is in the jewelry piece. So, what is the other percentage? It is usually made up of alloy, or different metals that add form and strength to the jewelry item.
And do consider the hours put into making fine jewelry, the weight might be the same, but the craftsmanship isn't. Let's work together to keep beautiful jewelry coming.
Don't get suspicious goods.
If you have an uneasy feeling about buying fine jewelry from a particular person or company, DON'T DO IT. The jewelry could be stolen or fake. If you watch TV, there's a show called 'Pawn Stars.' And they always check to see if goods are counterfeit or stolen because in the long run the buyers never win. Always choose a reputable company that specializes in fine jewelry or gold jewelry.
If buying for others, find out what size gold jewelry they wear, in our case it would be ring size. But whether it's gold necklaces, gold earrings, gold bracelets, gold bangles, or other types of jewelry, you'll need to know the size and style that fits you or your loved one. It's sort of poinless if you can't wear something you paid hundreds or thousands for.
Stick with these tips, be wary and you should be able to find a beautiful gold piece to wear.