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Things to Keep in Mind While Purchasing a Gold Pendant Online

by Rohit A. Diamond Jewellery manufactures and exports Diamond

Our traditions require the exchange or display of the precious metal, gold. The beauty of this metal is enhanced when precious stones adorn it. Besides, this is a lifetime investment. So, whether you decide to purchase it for a special occasion or to treat yourself, you need to keep a few things in mind. Keep reading to check on the do’s and don’ts to ensure you make the right purchase.

        Purity is Priority

When you decide to purchase a gold jewellery online, you should always check for its purity. Denoted in karats, the purest form would be 24 karats. However, jewellery cannot be made using 24 karat gold since it would be extremely soft and malleable. Therefore, most of the gold ornaments including pendants are made using 14, 18, 20 or 22 karats. You can ensure purity by checking if the jewellery is hallmarked.  Ornaments that are hallmarked, will come with a number and a BIS stamp on it.

        Money Back or Refund Policy

Once you have checked the purity of the pendant you wish to purchase and the hallmark certification, you should check if the merchant has a buyback policy. These policies are essential since you are paying a significant amount of money when you buy precious metals or stones. So it is necessary to ensure that you would get a refund or your money back if the item is not as expected.

        Specific Details

When you purchase at a store, you can ask for details from the vendor. But, when buying online, it is vital that specific details are added against each pendant. So, details like the purity and weight of gold, clarity of stones, the weight of stones etc. should be mentioned. If these details are not mentioned, you must write to the merchant and ask for these details before completing the transaction.

        Don’t Buy from Unsecured Sites

While purchasing online, you may prefer to use your credit card. With cyber theft on the rise, you should check the merchant or marketplace URL before making a purchase. Never, make purchases from sites that do not have secure socket layers (SSL). If a website has SSL, its URL will begin with HTTPS, and the status bar would show a locked padlock icon. This would signify that the site you will be buying your pendant from is a secure one.

        Don’t Play Bluff

When you purchase your pendant from an online portal with a money back guarantee, you should play genuine. Only in cases where you are truly not satisfied should you ask for a refund. If you continually keep returning items, it is the merchant who has to bear the shipping charges. So check for all the necessary details before making a purchase.

        Don’t Make Hurried Purchases

When you make an impulsive purchase, you could end up buying a pendant you may not quite like. So, you should always make sure that you are purchasing a gold pendant by taking enough time to select one. Check for specific details, color, design so that your purchase is as desired. Pay special attention to the images and think through before making the decision.

Finally, while we all like to shop online, it is necessary that we keep the above tips in mind. Online shopping gives you many advantages such as low price and convenience. And if you play smart and follow these tips, you can surely outplay the negatives and use online shopping to your advantage.


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About Rohit A. Senior   Diamond Jewellery manufactures and exports Diamond

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Created on Sep 10th 2018 03:35. Viewed 852 times.

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