7 Common Mistakes To Avoid While Buying Gemstone Jewellery


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7 Common Mistakes To Avoid While Buying Gemstone Jewellery

Gemstone matching your attire, enhances the beauty of your eyes, and gives a magical touch to your overall personality. But, this only happens when you pick the right jewel to adorn yourself with.

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If you are fascinated with gemstones and are planning to buy one, here are a few things that will help dodge the common mishaps. Have a great gemstone buying experience with these 7 tips!

#1. Buying it online 

Buying gemstone jewellery online can be disastrous. The colour that we see on our laptop and phone screens can be hugely different from what is delivered. Reason behind this, can be a deceiving image by the seller or the colour and contrast setting of your gadget. Mostly, there are return and exchange options, but you cannot depend on such second bite on the cherry. 

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#2. Say no to over-spending

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Gif via Giphy

Indulging in over research and option exploring can lead you to crossing the budget limit that you had set for this purchase. That pretty little gem is an addition to your happiness, and not an end in itself. Don’t let these gems shake your budget. Before you set out to explore, decide for a budget and stick to it. 

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#3. Buying the wrong stone

Buying something that you aren’t going to wear is a very common mistake. You might be drawn towards a particular gemstone and you might go and buy it. But, if it doesn’t enhance your beauty, you are likely to keep it in your jewel box and never take it out to wear. Spending on such a gemstone will be a huge waste. Rather, buy something you are sure of and that suits and complements your looks. So, while selecting a gem, make sure it is not something you are infatuated to, it should be beauty enhancing.

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#4. Going without the basic and necessary legwork 

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Usually people have certain gemstone in mind while planning to shop for one. If you also know what particular gemstone you want, do the necessary legwork and extract all the information about it. Know about its purity, how to judge its worth and select the one with best cuts. So, whichever gem you have in mind, do a thorough research on it.

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#5. Picking an ignominious seller

Finding right seller for these gemstones is also centric to buying the right thing. It is better to find out about a particular seller before actually buying something from him. If it is not an expert gemstone seller, you will face problems like- being handed over a fake gemstone, weakly fitted gems which keep coming out of the jewel piece and delivering a jewellery different from what you ordered. Do not hesitate in asking for a guarantee card. Also, you should get a card assuring the originality of the gemstone. 

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#6. Not having a purpose in mind

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Gif via Tumblr

When you buy a gemstone, it is essential that you have some dress to pair it with. Or you will find yourself at a loss of opportunity to put them on. You will keep them in your casket, and eventually it will slip out of your mind, and you will end up never wearing these precious gemstones. Also, if it is a gift for someone, it will be better to find out his/her choice, before making that final decision to purchase it. 

#7. Not doing enough research 

Research is imperative to gemstone purchase. Not visiting from stores and exploring the options will lead you to a decision to repent. You will find different rates, jewel choices and the dream piece. But as told before, don’t over-do it. Just check about 3-4 stores, compare the rates and options and make a choice. 

So, the next time you set your heart on a gorgeous gemstone and are sure about buying it, you know how to avoid all these common mistakes. 

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