How to Buy Real Pearl Jewellery Online without Being Scammed

Only few things are more freeing than buying whatever you need online. Without having to leave the comfort of your home or office, you only need to click a few links, and you'll have your order delivered within few days.

But with online shopping comes a big downside: the risk of getting scammed.When buying these online, you only trust the images thrown at your face, and there's no way to tell if the product is genuine or fake.

To avoid getting swindled when buying real pearls online, you must ensure the following:

1. Buy only from reputable sites

While sites like Amazon and EBay are popular and reputable retail brands, buying expensive jewellery from them isn't always safe, as most of the items sold on the sites are actually supplied by third-party sellers. And truth is, not all these sellers supply genuine products.

So, rather than risk buying fakes on sites like Amazon, you should always buy your jewellery, such as pearl earrings, necklaces, or bracelets,from online jewellery retailers that are well known for selling genuine pearls. Since such retailers deal only in real pearls, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled. Pearl-lang is a good example.

To get the website addresses of real pearl sellers, simply do a web search with a relevant query, such as "Buy real pearls online" or "Real pearls". You can add your location if you'd prefer real pearl retailers that are close by.

You can confirm the credibility of any pearl jeweller by searching further for customer reviews, scam alerts, company reputation details, and other related information about the company.

2. Don't fall for cheap prices

There's a popular saying that, "If something sounds too good to be true, then it most probably is". That is, ridiculously cheap prices should trigger your scam sensors. But this can only happen if you're aware of the current prices of real pearls.

So, before setting out to shop for real pearls online, you must have an idea of how much they cost. This will help you figure out if a retailer's prices are too cheap to or too expensive.

An easy way to know how much real pearls cost is to compare prices between multiple retailers of pearl jewellery.

3. Buy only from sellers with a refund policy

Sometimes, you buy from a trusted seller and still end up with a piece of real pearl jewellery that you're really not satisfied with. In case that happens, you should be able to send back the product for a refund—provided the seller has a refund policy.

So, buying fake isn't the only concern here. It's possible to have real pearl jewellery shipped to you, but not the exact product you wanted. For example, a seller might mistakenly deliver two left earrings as a single pair. Of course, you would have wasted your money if you're unable to get a replacement or a refund.

By taking these precautions, you'll be able to shop online for jewellery made of real pearls without getting a fake or something different from what you wanted.


Jimmy Rohampton is a freelance writer, blogger and business consultant from Southwest London. He travels the world and helps people master blogging and online marketing at Think you're interesting and he should know you? Say "Hi" to him at

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