When it comes to jewelry shopping online, the selection is massive. It can all be a little overwhelming. If you're not sure where to begin, start here. The following is a list of the best places to shop for jewelry on the web, perfect for the days when you just can't make it to the boutique.
Fab is the online haven of all things design. If it's chic, metro, or just plain gorgeous, it's on Fab. That goes for jewelry, too. Fab is a flash sale site, which comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. On the downside, you only get to view a few pieces of a line, and when they're gone, they're gone. On the upside, Fab's jewelry shop arguably carries the best selection of any given line, and the site is updated so frequently that you won't be longing over any missed jewelry-buying opportunities.
If you're a regular reader of this site, then you know full-well that we love Boticca. And justifiably so: there's nothing quite like Boticca on the Internet. The company hand-picks designers from around the globe and features their collections along with each designer's personal story, sources of inspiration, and methodology. (That means each piece you buy is going to be one heck of a conversation topic). You'll also find a blog, a weekly list of top pieces, and interviews with designers. Boticca's selection is huge, which means there's little to no risk of seeing someone else sporting your favorite new jewelry purchase. Have fun on this site, but beware ... it's addictive.
Copious isn't a jewelry specific site at all -- it's more like a combination of Etsy, Craigslist and eBay. You can buy and sell almost anything on this site so long as your profile links to your Pintrest, Twitter or Facebook account. That's right. Your interests, likes, sales and purchases are on full display because Copious is based on social media. However, the privacy you're sacrificing is worth it because you're getting such a unique mixture of fashion, jewelry, accessories and everything else. The jewelry selection on alone is amazing. You'll find everything from upscale designer pieces to complete unknowns selling their beautiful hand-crafted creations. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to scroll through a lot of pages to find exactly what you're looking for on Copious. But when it comes to online jewelry shopping, that's half the fun. Just set a timer and you'll be fine.
It's more than likely that you already know and love Etsy. This online craft fair focuses on anything vintage and hand-made, making it the perfect place to score great jewelry. You'll find everything you need on this site. When it comes to the jewelry shops on Etsy, be prepared to be blown away by the sheer range of styles, selection and creativity of the designers. This is a fantastic place to score deals on every kind of jewelry imaginable. Be sure to be on the lookout for one-of-a-kind pieces, too.
Shopping in person is always fun, but for the days that you just can't make it to the jewelry shop, head for the Internet. Shopping for jewelry online is fun, easy, and convenient (good-bye, pushy sales people). You'll have no problem buying for yourself, your friends, or just browsing.
As always ... enjoy!