If you or your loved are planning to pop the question over the next few months and finding it difficult to purchase the perfect engagement ring due to the closure of local jewellers, we have a guide that will assist you in making this purchase online.
Wedding Videographer Kilkenny and Tipperary
Here at Drangan Video, we have been providing wedding videography services across Tipperary, Kilkenny and just about every other county in Ireland for over 25 years. We know how important it is for our couples to celebrate in style and that starts with the all-important engagement ring. Regardless of your budget, you will find that online jewellers can offer a true wealth of choice during a time when you can’t go and browse in the traditional manner. Here are our tips for the safe purchase of your ring online.
Check the Security of the Website:
All websites that sell items or services online are now required to display an SSL certificate. You can check this by simply looking at the website address. If the website begins with HTTPS then you have a secure site. If it begins with the old format of HTTP then there is no security cert in place on the website.
Conduct Reputation Research:
As always, when shopping online it’s always important to ensure you are dealing with a reputable seller, this is never more important than when you’re making one of the most important purchases of your life.
• Check independent online reviews. Look through social media accounts related to the seller, check their online reviews and look for any red flags with regards to late delivery, quality or sizing.
• Check out the certification of the online store. You will want to know that any diamonds are ethically sourced and that best trading practices are adhered to.
• Make sure the store has in-depth contact details such as business address, contact phone number and email address. If the contact page does not have these details and features only a contact form, we would recommend trying another website.
Read the Small Print:
Whilst it may be a tedious job, you will really need to read through their terms and conditions to ensure you are covered in all instances. In instances where you are purchasing a custom design or a ‘made to order’ engagement ring, you may not be able to avail of EU purchasing rights, so ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable before making a purchase.
Ask for Samples of their Work:
Whilst you may not be able to see the ring itself before you purchase, you can ask the seller to send you photographs and videos of sample products. Videos will give you a much better idea; so don’t be afraid to request them from your online store.
Make your Payment with Debit or Credit Card Only:
All major credit card and debit card providers will offer you great levels of protection on purchases made online. They also allow you to have an easily traceable line of purchase if you ever need to raise a dispute or request a refund. Do NOT pay by online transfer or with bank drafts/postal orders. Check your online statement and transactions as soon as payment has been made to ensure everything is in order.
Wedding Videographer Tipperary, Kilkenny and Nationwide
If you are planning to pop the question over the next few months, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer affordable wedding videography packages with drone footage included at no extra cost to you and are available to travel anywhere in Ireland. If you’re based in Tipperary or Kilkenny we will be happy to recommend local suppliers and vendors that we have worked with in the past.