The ability to buy used jewelry online is relatively new, so most customers still have plenty to learn about shopping safe and smart. With the proliferation of various vendors and the difficulty of verifying a piece’s authenticity online, it can be difficult to discern a good deal from “too good to be true.”
This guide features advice compiled from Court & Covet’s own experts, in the hopes that shoppers can use it to feel more confident and secure about shopping for used jewelry online.
TIP 1: Get details about the vendor’s authentication process.
Nobody wants to spend a lot of money only to receive a counterfeit piece in the mail. And because many fakes look nearly identical to the original piece, some customers worry that they can never feel secure about whether a piece they bought online is authentic.
It is critical to find out as much as you can about who is assessing a piece’s authenticity and what process they are using. Real experts will have no issue telling you all about their methods and what they look for in a piece to ascertain its quality and authenticity. If this information is difficult to find, it is probably worth your while to look elsewhere.