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BUYING JEWELRY TIPS

Buying jewelry can often be confusing. But you can’t afford to go wrong, since apart from the money involved, there is also an emotional side to buying jewelry. Browse through our buying jewelry tips to get an insight into buying the right jewelry.

  • Among the most important jewelry buying tips are - always buy jewelry only from a reputed store and read thoroughly through the warranty policy. If it’s an online store, read the company policies, shipping, product return and warranty policies before buying. Also read up on the reviews posted by buyers online.
  • When buying gold, check the gold Karat. The Karat quality marking informs you about the proportion of gold that is mixed with the other metals. The higher the karat, the more expensive the jewelry. Pure gold is 24 Karat. 18 K jewelry implies jewelry that contains 18 parts of gold, mixed with 6 parts of another metal. Ensure that the company trademark with Karat claim is marked on your jewelry. Gold plated jewelry implies that gold is plated on another base metal and unlike gold, wears with use.
  • Platinum is costlier than gold. When buying platinum jewelry, check the purity marking, since it also alloyed with other platinum group metals. A marking of 900 or 90% Platinum implies that 900 parts out of 1000 are pure platinum.
  • Silver used in jewelry is also mixed with other metals. Sterling silver consists of 92.5% silver. It may be marked 925, which means that 925 parts per thousand are pure silver. Men can find a great choice in silver jewelry such as classy silver cuff links, tie bars or an I.D. bracelet. For women, a lovely collection of trendy sterling silver jewelry awaits you at CNC Jewelry.com. Pick from sterling silver rings, sterling silver earrings, sterling silver necklaces, sterling silver pendants and sterling silver bracelets.
  • One of the most important jewelry buying tips when it comes to gemstones, is to beware of imitations in plastic and glass. The synthetically manufactured stones are less expensive than naturally mined stones. Gemstones are usually measured by weight. The basic unit for weighing gemstones is the carat. Find out from your jeweler about the care of your gemstone.
  • When buying diamond jewelry, keep in mind the 4 C’s i.e. color, cut, clarity, and carat. Diamond weight is measured in Carats. Diamond surfaces may often be filled with other substances or it may be laser treated to remove flaws. Your jeweler should be able to tell you about any filling that may not be permanent.
  • Many jewelers may sell cubic zirconia as diamonds with names such as ‘Russian diamonds’. Cubic Zirconias look like diamonds, but are actually lab made and hence much more affordable than diamonds. At CNC Jewelry.com find some sparkling yet affordable cubic  
    zirconia jewelry. Pick from cubic zirconia rings, cubic zirconia earrings, cubic zirconia necklaces, cubic zirconia pendants and cubic zirconia bracelets.
  • When it comes to pearls, since natural pearls are rare, most pearls used in jewelry are either cultured or imitation pearls. A Pearl’s value is based on its size, and the quality of it’s nacre coating, which imparts the sheen. If buying colored pearls, find out if they are naturally colored, dyed or treated.
Stop by our Store and check our quality of sterling silver jewelry. All our silver is marked 925 sterling silver and all stones are genuine unless marked other wise. Please be sure to read the description to ensure you are getting a genuine stone.
We offer a 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee. Our goal is to treat you, the customer, as we would like to be treated. We are a small family owned and operated company so we have the time or will make the time to answer any and all questions.
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