I think we can all relate to the moment when your favourite piece of boho jewelry breaks. It’s a total mood-kill, as you’re scrambling on your hands and knees trying to pick up and salvage whatever parts you can. While all jewelry can break, there’s no denying that poor quality ones break much easier. What’s even worse is that there are tons of low quality jewelry stores online.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Online shopping is amazing. You can basically find everything you need right from your couch, but not all online stores are created equally. Unfortunately, not all handmade jewelry is created equally either, and it takes a little bit of talent to spot out the good ones. We’ve created the ultimate how to guide for buying handmade jewelry, so you can find and shop the best stores online – with Sitara Collections being one of them, of course.
Find out More about the Store
The first thing you should look for is more information about the store you’re browsing. A company that is serious about their business, and dedicated to a positive customer
experience will have more on their website than just product and a shopping cart. Priorities, right?
Check online stores’ about section, as well as their social media accounts to get a better feel of who they are, what they're about and if they're worth your business. After all, you work hard for your money and you want to make sure you get what you're paying for.
Know How to Spot Poor Quality Handmade Jewelry
If only all handmade jewelry was created equally, it’d be much easier to find quality, unique pieces. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In fact, anyone can string some beads together, place it online and call it a business. So, you really want to know how to spot poor quality and the best place to do that is to check the product description.
A quality handmade jewelry business will provide as much information as possible about the materials used, whether it’s sterling silver, gold plated, real gemstone jewelry – you name it. So, as a rule of thumb, the more information they provide, the better of you'll be with your boho jewelry.
Analyze The Product Pictures
This shopping tip goes hand-in-hand with the prior, but it deserves a section of its own because it’s so important. When shopping for boho jewelry, always look for real product photos. Reputable companies will post photos of their actual product, as opposed to something they found somewhere on the Internet. The pictures should also be high quality, and give you a good look at the piece of jewelry – and better yet, a look at the boho jewelry from different angles.
So, look at the materials; the hooks; the clasps; the links – everything. Zoom in if you can. You can tell a lot about a photo, but it’s just as important to remember that a little editing can go a long way. So, don’t trust a company just because they take good shots of product. They might have even better photo editing skills and this is something you don’t want to find out the hard way.
Find Real Reviews of Handmade Jewelry Online
If you really want to get some inside information on an online store, Google some reviews. Now, you have to go into this with an open mind because people are much more likely to leave a bad review than they are a good one, and not everything you read online is true. But with that said, if your search results come up with hundreds of customer complaints, you may want to think about taking your boho jewelry shopping excursion elsewhere.
Another excellent place to check out online is the Better Business Bureau. This reputable company rates companies but before doing so they thoroughly evaluate the website. So, you can expect an honest perspective here.
You can do all this research on boho jewelry and cross your fingers, hoping to find an excellent store. Or you could head on over to Sitara Collections and shop our handmade jewelry collection today, worry-free. Our products are all made with high quality materials and craftsmanship, and our customer service is just as amazing.