Jewelry Online Shopping

The jewelry sector becomes the highest riser in today’s booming online shipping. If you type “jewelry” or “diamond rings” on Google, a few hundred of jewelry retail websites comes out. To do research online before purchasing is very important.

Three things consumers look for are quality, price and customer service. Good websites always states everything clearly. Blue Nile clearly states out the color, clarity, numbers of diamonds, total diamond weight, setting type, metal, and width in their diamond ring pages.

There are websites stating their diamond color is F/H and clarity is VVS/VS. F color, VVS1 clarity stones are very different and much more expensive than H color and VS2 stones. How can consumers be clear with the quality they are getting?

We can see that most websites have good returning policy, and the big ones offer up to 30 days returning policy. This is the most important service for online jewelry stores. Good returning policy shows the website confident with their quality and service. It covers a lot of potential risk of online jewelry shopping. Unless you are very confident and familiar with the jewelry website, purchasing from any one with poor returning policy is risky.

One of the major reasons consumers purchase jewelries online, especially high end diamond pieces, is because of the price. With sufficient amount of research, you truly can purchase some high quality jewelries at 30%-60% off the retail market price.

We should first understand these jewelry websites’ business model. Many of the sites are run by previous retail jewelers. They have many years’ experience and connections in the industry. They memo jewelry pieces and diamonds from wholesale vendors in New York or Los Angeles add a margin and resell them out. Some jewelry sites are run by students fresh out of college.

They create great websites, and get their vendors drop shipping directly to their consumers. Because they don’t have to pay high rent in expensive location, they don’t have the same high mark up as local jewelry stores. They highly threaten traditional jewelry stores, and with financial experts’ prediction, 1/3 of the traditional jewelry stores will either disappear or go on line in the next 5 years.

Few companies take it to a new step. They manufacture jewelries and sell them directly through their website. Their prices are surprisingly low. It is not surprising if we are going to see more and more jewelry wholesalers and manufacturers coming online in the next few years.

Which One You Should Buy Pepper Spray Or Stun Guns?

Pepper Spray Or Stun GunsIf you are serious about self-defense, and you want to take a non-lethal approach, you will have a choice to buy between only a few items that can stop an attacker in their tracks.

You have a right to protect yourself and those you love. And you should be able to act on a moment’s notice. Don’t become another victim……fight back!

Stun Guns, of at least 400,000 volts and up, will stop most people. Some people can take quite a jolt, and keep on coming. It really depends on what part of the body the Stun Gun contacts.

A strong Stun Gun, and they go up to 750,000 volts, can drop a large man in seconds. You would contact the upper part of the body, on the torso. You will have time to either get away, or further subdue the attacker. If there is more than one attacker, you will have to be in close contact with each of them, in order to stop the attack.

If you had a TASER, it would shoot out two electronic darts attached to wires that would bring down any man, except for maybe Rodney King. The TASER only holds one shot, after that it functions only as a stun gun.

Pepper Sprays, such as MACE, are extremely effective in stopping an attack. Pepper Sprays come in a couple of strengths, but believe me, you would not like to be sprayed by any of them. They also come in different sizes.

Here is the difference — You can use Pepper Sprays at a distance, and you can be effective with several attackers at one time, you can spray a whole gang at one time with some of these large spray canisters.

A drawback with Pepper Sprays is that you have to be careful not to spray into the wind. It will come back in your face, and you will be very sorry. If you use a spray it indoors, there will be no problem with spray-back.

It is ALWAYS better to keep a distance from an attacker. This is most effectively done with Pepper Spray.

Few Consideration When Choosing Pearl Jewelry

Pearl JewelryWhen choosing pearls jewelry, there are a number of things to consider besides just the quality of the pearls. While there is no right or wrong way to choose pearls, here are a few tips you should consider.

Necklace Length – You can buy pearl necklaces in a number of different lengths. Generally speaking, shorter necklaces flatter long necks, while long necklaces are nice for smaller necks. The lengths and names are as follows.

Collar – 12-13″
Choker – 14-16″
Princess – 17-19″
Matinee – 20-25″
Opera – 26-36″
Rope – 37″ or longer

The most popular is the Princess length since it is a good length for both long and smaller necks.

Pearl Color – The pearl color does not affect the value of the pearl, instead it is completely in the eye of the beholder. Most people buy pearls that best match their skin tone. People with light skin usually buy white or pink pearls while people with darker skin tones tend to buy black or lavender pearls. In America, white pearls are the most popular, while in Asia, silver are the most sought after.

Pearl Sets – When buying pearl jewelry you should consider if you want an entire set, or just a certain piece. If for instance, you buy the necklace, and then later decide to buy the bracelet or earrings they may not match as well as if you had bought a set. Even if you buy the same size, and color, the style may not be the same. Some stores will allow you to buy the individual pieces of a set. So if you want to buy the other pieces at a later time, they will still match.

Searching for Cheap Sport Gear

OutdoorPromosDo you like outdoor sports or adventure activity such as fishing, skiing, trekking, hiking, rock climbing, or simply just like jogging around the block regularly? Well, depending on the type of the sports, but a complete set of good sports gear can cost you for hundreds of dollars. Therefore, many people will try to find other ways to reduce their expenses on their favorite sports equipment.

Even for the cheapest sports equipment such as a pair of running shoes, if there is a chance to make the price become lower than the original, many people will take that chance. So, just because you have limited budget, that does not mean you must give up on the sports gear that you want. You just need to find a way to make them become less expensive for you to buy.

There are some methods that you can use such as;

Buying the used equipment from flea market, garage sale, friend, family or someone you know

Finding the sports’ equipment stores that are having discount or clearing sales for their merchandise

Purchase the older model that still available

You can also go to the internet to search the sport’s equipment that you want in a cheap price. There are many websites that offer the sports gear that you want. You can use their price competition to find the price that you can afford. Or you can search websites that provides discount coupon codes for the sports gear that you want.