Common Online Jewelry Shopping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Over the past few years, online shopping has grown significantly. And although shopping online is convenient, and we know everyone loves receiving a package in the mail, it’s easy to make online shopping mistakes, especially when buying jewelry.

For the most seamless experience, shop with trusted retailers and know what you’re looking for before getting started. Here are some tips and tricks for preventing yourself from making an online jewelry shopping mistake, including a fun promo NicoleHD Jewelry is running to prevent the headache of ordering pieces too big or too small. Read on to learn more!

Check the Quality

When shopping online, it’s easy to be persuaded by the beautiful photos and styling of each piece. And yes, many times the product photos do accurately represent the piece, but sometimes they don’t. Lighting and retouching can make the pieces appear a different color or shine than they are in real life. To avoid any surprises, make sure to read the description. Jewelry made from pure gold is bound to last you a lot longer and be worth a little more money than pieces that are gold plated or gold filled. The most reliable material is pure gold. All NicoleHD pieces are made from 14k yellow, white and rose gold. This means our fine jewelry pieces will not tarnish or discolor with wear. Unless you have a real eye for jewelry, it is difficult to decipher the material from the photos. This is why it’s important to read the description to find out what the piece is actually made of.

Review the Return Policy

When you're shopping online for jewelry, another mistake is not reviewing the returns policy. You don’t want to be stuck with a piece that isn’t perfect. The color may be different than you expect, the sizing isn’t ideal or by the time it’s delivered, you’ve changed your mind. This is why we recommend always checking the return policy. Just in case your piece isn’t perfect, make sure you have the option to return or exchange it. NicoleHD accepts exchanges within 7 days of purchase. We want you to love your piece as much as we do. If you aren’t satisfied, please let us know right away. You can contact us directly via phone or email.

Stick To Your Wishlist

Sometimes, with the amount of jewelry options out there and various styles and brands, the process of buying jewelry online can be overwhelming. You may stumble upon pieces you didn’t know you wanted or end up shopping for something else entirely. It can be fun to discover pieces you didn’t even know you needed, but this can lead you to end up buying jewelry you’d never actually wear.

If you’re into minimal jewelry pieces, but end up impulsively purchasing a statement necklace, you’ll probably end up never wearing it. It's so easy, when there are so many options, to get excited and add everything to your cart. But this can lead you to purchasing jewelry that doesn't match the rest of your collection or style. This is why sticking to your wishlist is so important! If you are looking for gold hoops, stick to the brand’s earring collections. To stay even more focused, try filtering by style and material. Online shop with a mission, so you don’t have buyer’s regret. We’ve all been there, and it’s the worst!

Know Your Size Before You Buy

The most common mistake when buying jewelry online is ordering the wrong size, especially when purchasing rings. Depending on which finger you plan to wear your ring, you might need a different size for each. There are many ways to measure your ring size at home, including using a tape measure, buying a ring sizer or visiting your local jeweler. But we are here to help! During October, we are giving away free ring sizers! All you have to do is request one on our website! Yes, it’s that easy. We want your online shopping experience to go as smoothly as possible. Using a ring sizer will help you know the exact size you need to order for each finger. This way, you can rock your new piece from the moment it arrives at your doorstep. Stay tuned for when this promo goes live! Follow along on Instagram, so you don’t miss it!

NicoleHD Jewelry Has Your Back

Now that you've learned what mistakes most people make when buying jewelry online and how to avoid them, you might be looking for an online jewelry store. In that case, you should look no further than NicoleHD Jewelry. At NicoleHD Jewelry, we want the online shopping experience to be as smooth as possible. We recently upgraded our website to do just that! From our blog and product collections to our return policy and ring sizer promo, we want to set you up to feel confident about every purchase! Everyone deserves some stress free sparkle!

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