Popping the question means popping online
The internet was already a massive source of inspiration and ideas for buying everything from groceries to honeymoons. So much so that in 2018, around 1.8 billion people purchased something online. A figure that no doubt grew significantly in 2019!
Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.
This created an even greater dependency on eCommerce to solve a diverse range of purchasing problems and desires. We are not just talking toilet rolls either!
Being confined to home has given all generations in Ireland a better sense of just what can be purchased if you visit secure, well-curated websites. There is widespread acceptance that eCommerce is not just there for mundane everyday items. The long list of internet retail opportunities now even includes buying personal and desirable items. Even something as special as engagement rings and wedding bands.
Not only is that possible, but it is also practical.
This article explores how jewellers have risen to the challenges of the times and made it easy and enjoyable to buy engagement rings online, as well as a wedding band too!
Reasons to buy an engagement ring on the internet
It’s important to be clear here that we are not referring to dubious overseas firms. Whose goods may fall a long way short of your expectations on quality and appearance. Cheap imports are a risk for any purchase. Especially for something as important as that special item of jewellery.
Instead, we mean jewellers with a superlative reputation, who are both ‘clicks and bricks’ retailers. Offering their superb product ranges for purchase online.
We will look at the safety and consumer service issues further along. But first, let’s explore some of the advantages of buying jewellery on the internet. Especially something as important as an engagement ring.
Of course, during lockdown other purchasing options became unavailable. Even before that, modern couples lead extremely busy lives. As a result, finding time to visit a jeweller is not always easy.
Having the option to buy items from a reputable and trustworthy jeweller via their website makes life so much easier.
Why wait, when you have such a beautifully curated collection of rings to choose from straight away?
In fact, one of the great things about eCommerce is that you can browse anytime, anywhere. There is no hurry and no pressure. From the comfort of your own home, you can take as long as you need to find the perfect piece of jewellery online. Or even select a dream engagement ring.
This becomes even more enjoyable if the online jewellery retailer works as hard as Commins & Co. Ones who present stunning items on its carefully designed website. Our easy to navigate pages take you seamlessly through all the breathtaking range of engagement rings. This helps you pin down the perfect one.
You can even shop for beautiful diamond rings securely and easily on your mobile phone. This Dublin jeweller has optimised their site for all devices and browsers!
How to search for the ring you want
In fact, in many ways, buying an engagement ring could be better online.
Think about it. In a shop your eyes have to scan trays of diamond rings. Or you need to try to describe to the assistant the piece you had in mind.
If you browse for wedding bands and engagement rings on a website, you can click around in the blink of an eye, to your heart’s content.
You can search easily too. For example, on the Commins & Co fine jewellery website, there is a search box to help you locate your ideal item. If you key in ‘vintage ring’, a drop-down menu guides you to a fabulous choice of quality pieces that fit that description.
Security and privacy
Making such an important purchasing decision via the internet may give you a few moments of concern, however. So how do leading eCommerce jewellers provide peace of mind?
Firstly, they make sure their websites are highly secure, particularly with regard to payment platforms.
The evidence of this is actually hiding in plain view. If you look at the Commins & Co webpage, you will see a lock symbol on the address. This indicates that Commins & Co has a Domain SSL Certificate. There is a lot of technical stuff around what SSL stands for and its new name, Transport Layer Security.
However, cutting through all that the message is clear. Transactions on this website are safe, and we have gone to great lengths to foil cybercriminals.
All this care in building and maintaining a website also includes keeping all your personal data private and secure. Commins & Co takes data management seriously!
Customer service and online fine jewellery
Another thing that previously may have affected your decision to buy an engagement ring or wedding band online, is needing some personal attention for making such an important decision.
Having a shop assistant on hand for questions about sizing, jewellery care and other issues can be reassuring.
However, even this can be replicated brilliantly when you find the right online jeweller, who specialises in beautiful rings.
Commins & Co can be contacted by various means, including a handy online form for queries about fine jewellery. Or, pick up the phone and call us. The friendly, approachable but highly knowledgeable team is always delighted to guide purchasers through online engagement ring options and other well-crafted items. That includes helping you to decide if any of our diamond rings in stock need amendments to be the perfect fit.
Their customer reviews speak for themselves, giving the customer the confidence and trust they need to make a controlled decision.
You can even send items back without any hassle, under this Dublin Jeweller’s no-quibble 28-day return policy.
The email option for discussing online jewellery purchases is available around the clock 365 days a year of course! As Commins & Co is open seven days a week, we get back to you as swiftly as possible, to help you to decide or discuss delivery of your precious purchase.
Even if you are not ready to make your purchase yet, sign up on the website to enjoy another advantage of buying fine jewellery online. You’ll receive news of special offers and new products straight to your inbox.