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Your Ultimate Guide to Buying Jewelry Online

Although traditionalists may prefer shopping for jewelry in person, the trend is quickly shifting to buying jewelry online. Although online jewelry currently accounts for only a fraction (4%-5%) of the $257 billion global jewelry market, Research and Markets estimates that it will grow at a much faster rate than traditional jewelry sales, capturing 10% of the market by 2020.

The new popularity of buying jewelry online and rise in number of reputable online jewelry stores eliminates the need to wait for that rare free Saturday to drive to a jewelry store. Buying jewelry online offers unparalleled convenience, allowing you to easily ask friends for advice, compare different items, prices, and sellers, and—perhaps best of all—avoid having to proffer a sheepishly stammered, “just browsing.”

The high cost of jewelry may make traditional shoppers wary of shopping for jewelry online, but steps can be taken to ensure your investment while granting peace of mind.

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How To Assess An Online Jeweler

Taking the time to see if the online jewelry store offers lifetime warranties and being informed on its return and repair policies are important steps in shopping for jewelry online.

With Clarity is committed to creating the highest quality jewelry that lasts a lifetime. We offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and will replace any diamonds under 0.10ct that are broken or lost during everyday wear and tear. While we do not cover damage, loss or theft, we are happy to offer repair services with fees based on the repair requirements.

We are also happy to offer complimentary insured shipping on all orders within the United States. If you need to return your jewelry, we also offer a cost-free and hassle-free return policy. If you wish to return your ring for any reason within 30 days, we will provide you a refund or exchange, no questions asked.

In addition to knowing the policies of your online jewelry store, take the time to consider certifications and appraisals when purchasing jewelry online.

Certified diamonds come with a diamond certificate, a document that describes the most important features of the stone as determined by a reputable third party gem laboratory. Diamond certification provides a standardized way to compare diamond attributes, ensuring that customers are receiving exactly what they paid for. Certified diamonds provide peace of mind because the eliminate the need to blindly trust the seller, instead relying on a reputable third party.

While there are several labs that provide diamond certification, the GIA is popularly recognized as the global industry standard. With inconsistencies and questionable practices seen in non-GIA labs, the price difference between GIA diamonds and non-GIA diamonds can range from 15% to 25%. GIA certificates carry a premium because they are the industry's safest, most consistent, and strictest evaluation of a diamond's characteristics. For this reason, With Clarity only carries GIA certified diamonds in order to preserve the utmost standard of consistency and transparency.

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In addition to certification of your online jewelry, appraisals can be crucial when purchasing jewelry online. Jewelry appraisals ascertain the retail value of your jewelry and are necessary to have your online jewelry insured against loss, theft, or damage. For an additional fee of $60, With Clarity can have your jewelry appraised by a third-party lab and include the original appraisal documents with your order.

Keep in mind that certificates and appraisals are two different ways to ensure the quality of your online jewelry. A certificate documents the key qualities and characteristics of your online jewelry while an appraisal determines a monetary value for your jewelry.

While you may have done extensive research on the online jewelry, have you researched the online jewelry store itself? How long has the online jewelry store been in business? Are you able to easily contact the seller? How is their standing with third party sources or previous buyers? For many customers, being able to trust the online jewelry store is as crucial as trusting the jewelry itself.

In essence, take the time to do your homework. With just a bit of research, you can quickly become an expert on how to buy jewelry online. Online jewelry shopping may seem daunting, but the great advantage of shopping for jewelry online is the time it provides for thorough research. After all, an informed shopper is a happy shopper.

Engagement Rings

Bring your dream proposal to life with an engagement ring that says it all. Most jewelers offer customizations in terms of diamond shape, settings, metal type, and design styles. A gemologist can offer the right kind of guidance that you need to find the perfect piece that suits your budget and needs. Consider her lifestyle before selecting a metal choice and diamond shape. While platinum is durable and hypoallergenic, gold offers an equally sturdy way to shine. Remember to always buy a certified center diamond, that way, you know what you are paying for.

At With Clarity, we offer 360-degree videos for each design to help you shop from the comfort of your own home. Whether 14 kt or 18 kt white gold, yellow gold or rose gold, our designs are also available in platinum. For the environmentally conscious, our engagement rings are also available with lab grown diamonds with IGI certification. From matching wedding bands for every engagement ring on-site to a lifetime warranty, fuss-free returns, refunds, and complimentary engraving services, we will help you find the perfect ring without any stress. Our delivery time is 12 days for customers in the UK, Canada and USA.

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Loose Diamonds – Natural + Lab

Sometimes all you need are loose diamonds. Look for a jeweler that offers natural as well as lab grown diamonds that are certified. Again, working with a trusted jeweler and a gemologist is the best way to make the perfect purchase. When it comes to diamonds, your 4 C’s are the best guiding factors so prioritize them and search for a stone accordingly.

At With Clarity, we sell both. For those that are looking for a conflict-free natural diamond that is 100% earth created, we offer GIA certified pieces for the ultimate sparkle. We also sell IGI certified lab grown diamonds that are conflict-free and have the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as natural diamonds. These are more budget-friendly and are grown under controlled conditions inside a laboratory.

Whether natural or lab grown diamonds, our filter narrows all the available pieces down to make it easy to find the perfect one. You can sort by important characteristics like price, carat, color, clarity and cut or also view pieces by a virtual appointment or in our NYC showroom. Our website also lets you search by SKU or IGI certificate number for easy referencing.

Shop from the comfort of your own home and study each diamond along with the actual HD image and video. Once you find the right piece, you can add it to a ring setting of your choice. It really is as easy as this. In case you change your mind, our hassle-free return policy includes a refund or exchange within 30 days of purchase.Shop Diamonds

Wedding Rings

A wedding ring should symbolize your love and commitment to one another. Thus, it is important to find a design that celebrates the two of you now and forever. Keep in mind the metal type, diamond, and style that you would want to get your significant other and look for options accordingly. Since a wedding ring will ideally be worn every day, look for a lifetime warranty that will take care of daily wear and tear so you can enjoy the beauty of the ring stress-free. Platinum is the most hypoallergenic metal that is also extremely durable but gold is also considered a good option. Factor in the daily activities and usage before making a decision.

At With Clarity, we want you to celebrate your relationship as you take it to the next level. With a free lifetime warranty, we also offer free returns and fuss-free refunds and exchanges. Whether diamond studded or eternity bands, our wedding rings will help you tell your love story to the world. Our interface is easy to understand and will help you to find the perfect wedding ring. Search by style and browse through metal bands, bands with diamonds, and anniversary bands. You can also search according to your metal preference with options in 14 kt or 18 kt yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or even platinum. Our website also lets your sort by price and carat if you need.

Our HD images make it easy to see each design up close and personal. Once you find a ring that you like, you can choose the metal type and size on this page itself and add an engraving, free of cost. We also show you matching engagement rings, so you can create a matching stack. At With Clarity, we craft each wedding band with eco-friendly metals sourced from trusted suppliers.

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Gemstone Rings

When selecting a gemstone ring, ensure that you look for a description of the quality grade. Reputable jewelers will offer you some guidance on a minimum color, clarity, and quality grade for their gemstones. Also, look for gemologist guidance to understand more about craftsmanship. Generally, gemstones are graded on a letter scale with AAA being the highest quality in color and clarity. When assessing gemstones and quality, be sure to ask about color saturation, hue, and clarity. Most gemstones used in jewelry receive some kind of permanent treatment to enhance their look. Learn about this, by speaking with our gemologists.

Share the joy of color with our gemstone rings. From Amethyst, Blue Sapphire, Ruby, London Blue Topaz, Peridot, Moissanite, and Aquamarine to a Black Diamond, we have a wide variety of rings studded with these striking gemstones. You can filter each ring by the gemstone, but can also browse by collection, shape (round and oval) and even metal type ( 14 kt yellow, white, or rose gold). Our page also allows you to sort by price and carat for convenience.

Once you pick a style that you like, our HD images and videos can help you take a closer look. You can also customize the ring for gemstone size, metal and ring size on each design page along with adding a custom engraving, free of cost.

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Fine Jewelry – Earrings, Necklace & Pendant, Anniversary Rings, Tennis Bracelets

Buying jewelry should be fun and stress-free. Whether earrings to elevate your outfit or a pendant necklace to accentuate the neckline, jewelry is a way to also bring out one’s personality. A bracelet can also lend elegance to any look and is a great addition to any jewelry box. Fine jewelry also makes a great gift for loved ones on a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion. As is the case with most jewelry, it is recommended to shop from a trusted brand that sells certified jewelry, especially with diamonds. A lifetime warranty, easy shipping, and quick returns or refunds will also add value to your purchase.

Our team can help you find the perfect piece to decorate your every day with. Whether earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings, find one that speaks to you. If sparkling to suit your own style is your thing, then our designs will help you do just that. To make the process of online shopping easier, our jewelry catalog takes you to the right page in a matter of seconds.

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Create Your Own Jewelry

Work together with an expert gemologist to create a unique piece that is made just for you. Our team can help match your vision via phone, email, or chat.

It is easy to create your own ring, necklace, or pair of earrings with our preset styles. With a variety of styles to suit your taste and budget, it takes about 12 days to deliver the piece to your doorstep from our New York offices. Choose a center diamond or matched center diamonds that meet your quality and budget specifications.

Our filters help you find what you are looking for, whether solitaire, halo, pave or side stone amongst others for the perfect diamond ring. If a halo is more your style, amp up the shine with a fancy flower halo around your choice of diamonds to sparkle in your ear. For a more simplistic option, studs offer comfortable fused with style. For those who love the elegance that a pendant offers, choose to upgrade your ensemble with a pendant of your choice. Choose a necklace setting and pair it with a diamond choice for a one-of-a-kind necklace.

Whether lab grown or natural, you should be able to choose the way you want to shine. Our metal choices range from 14 kt to 18 kt in yellow, rose and white gold to platinum.

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