The Benefits of Buying Jewellery Online

Written by Reno Charlton

Jewellery is a gift that is truly universal - something that can be given for just about any occasion, and something that has real meaning to it. If someone gives you jewellery as a gift, you feel touched, emotional, sometimes even overwhelmed. It's amazing to think that such small items can stir such powerful emotions, but this is something that happens allrepparttar time. You can bet that during every hour of every day, someone somewhere inrepparttar 146011 world is gazing open-mouthed at a beautiful piece of jewellery that has been given to them by someone special - perhaps an engagement ring, an elegant necklace orrepparttar 146012 perfect pair of earrings.

Of course, it's not just men that buy jewellery for women any longer as it was in years long gone by. These days, jewellery makes a popular gift for men as well, and many women choose to give rings, cufflinks, watches and other popular items of jewellery torepparttar 146013 beloved men in their lives. Giving jewellery means that you can give a gift that actually speaks without words, and this is probably why jewels have been a hugely popular form of gift since ancient times.

Why buy jewellery online?

Sincerepparttar 146014 explosion ofrepparttar 146015 Internet, most products have become available to customers online, and jewellery is no exception. Modern technological advancements mean that it is no longer necessary for us to go scouring through every jewellery shop onrepparttar 146016 high street to findrepparttar 146017 perfect gift. We can now enjoy doing this fromrepparttar 146018 comfort of our own homes, giving us more time to browse and comparerepparttar 146019 options open to us. Buying jewellery online offers many benefits, such as:

  • Choice: There is certainly no shortage of choice onrepparttar 146020 Internet, and you will find a wide range of jewellery at your disposal. This means that you can browse a wide selection of jewels until you findrepparttar 146021 perfect gift with which to surprise a loved one.
  • Convenience: Gone arerepparttar 146022 days whenrepparttar 146023 local High Street jewellers wasrepparttar 146024 only viable option if we wanted to getrepparttar 146025 perfect piece of jewellery in a short space of time. When you buy jewellery online, you can browse, order and pay fromrepparttar 146026 comfort of your own home, and your chosen piece will then be shipped out to you safely and quickly. This means that you still have choice, however short of time you are. And, you don't even have to leave your home to getrepparttar 146027 perfect gift.
  • Saving time: We all lead busy lifestyles these days, and you simply may not haverepparttar 146028 time to troop from shop to shop looking forrepparttar 146029 perfect piece of jewellery. When you buy jewellery online you can benefit from speed and ease, and you aren't restricted to looking within certain times, as you would be with a bricks-and-mortar shop.
  • Affordability: When you buy jewellery online, you will benefit from far more choice, which in turn means that you are far more likely to find something within your budget. There are some really good quality jewellery products available online, and you can get these at a huge reduction compared to High Street prices. Online jewellers don't haverepparttar 146030 same overheads and running costs as their bricks-and-mortar counterparts, which means that they can afford to offer a bigger saving to their customers.
What sort of jewellery can you buy online?

Buying Quality Gold, Platinum and Titanium Jewelry Online

Written by Antigone Arthur

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Quality Jewelry Online

Gold, platinum and titanium are amongrepparttar most coveted precious metals inrepparttar 146010 world. Jewelry crafted out of these pure substances is often highly valued and sought out by savvy consumersrepparttar 146011 world over. Learn everything you need to know about selecting quality pieces right here!

Gold Jewelry

Gold jewelry is perhapsrepparttar 146012 most traditional form of quality jewelry worn by men and women alike in every culture and society ofrepparttar 146013 world. Gold has been used to fashion attractive pieces for centuries. Many historians believe that gold was used as far back as pre-historic times by man as a tool. Later gold jewelry was first discovered dating to around 3000 BC. Gold first became widely used byrepparttar 146014 Egyptians, who combined gold with other precious metals to achieve varying looks, colors and durability.

So what do you need to know about buying gold? Let's start withrepparttar 146015 basics. Most gold is assessed via its weight or karats.

14k Gold - 14k gold jewelry is made up of 58.5% gold mixed with copper and nickel among other things. It isrepparttar 146016 most popular karat of gold purchasedrepparttar 146017 world over, and is known for its affordability and durability.

18k Gold - 18k gold jewelry is popular particularly in Europe. Most 18k gold jewelry is made from 75% pure gold. Most premium jewelry is made with 18 k, which is only slightly more expensive than 14 k gold.

22-24k Gold - 22 and 24 karat gold jewelry is usually consideredrepparttar 146018 most valuable, and is very popular among elite gold shoppers. This form of gold isrepparttar 146019 most pure, consisting of almost 199% gold. Generally 22 and 24 karat gold products have a richer color than other gold jewelry.

Is one better thanrepparttar 146020 other? The more purerepparttar 146021 gold,repparttar 146022 softerrepparttar 146023 jewelry will be andrepparttar 146024 more likely to scratch. Fine scratches are easily minimized however with proper care and cleaning over time. Quality is more related to craftsmanship thanrepparttar 146025 actual percentage of gold in a particular piece of jewelry. When deciding on a piece that's right for you - you'll want to look for things like symmetry, overall appearance and finishing.

One ofrepparttar 146026 best things about gold jewelry is it is available in both yellow and white. White gold is becoming increasingly popular though it is only available in 14 or 18 k styles. White gold jewelry is often plated with a platinum metal to help give its unique color.

Black Hills Gold

Black Hills gold is extremely popular among gold enthusiasts. Black Hills Gold is named not only afterrepparttar 146027 style but also locationrepparttar 146028 gold jewelry is fashioned in. Legend has it that a French goldsmith became lost duringrepparttar 146029 gold rush ofrepparttar 146030 mid 1870s inrepparttar 146031 Black Hills of South Dakota. During a dream, he believed he had seen a mountain stream with grape vines; upon awakening, he walked over to findrepparttar 146032 very scene he dreamed about, and in gratitude decided to devote his life to creating gold jewelry inrepparttar 146033 shape of grape leaves and clusters fashioned out of gold.

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