There are very good online merchants (Jewellers), BUT (that’s a big but) you need to find them. DON’T just assume that anyone you can find on the internet who offers to sell you a man wedding ring can be trusted. That doesn’t mean that they can’t, just don’t assume.
There are a few things we would like to see before we decided to deal with anyone when buying a mens wedding ring. This is by no means an exhaustive list but it’s a good start.
A professional website. If the website looks like it was designed in the back of a jeep then beware. Online Jewellery is a BIG business and the good reputable Jewellers are large companies with substantial resources. Enough to pay for professional website development. This is an “it looks fishy” warning.
Contact details. At a minimum you should see contact details. You should be able to email them, and get a reply. You should be able to ring them and get an answer. If there is no email or phone number beware.
Don’t try to ring them to order your man wedding band as it is easier to do online but by all means ring them to satisfy yourself that they’ll pick up the phone.
That applies to people anywhere. There is no reason why, if you live in Ireland and want to deal with a company in the US or Australia, that you still can’t ring them. Don’t assume though that you can ring them at lunchtime, and that if there is no answer they must be shady.
Remember time differences. Expect them to be contactable during normal working hours in their country.
Many online jewellers are regular Jewellers with a street address which is often included in the website details. This is also reassuring, and you could jump onto an online phonebook and confirm their real address if you want.
There are a number of very large reliable online jewellers with whom we would be happy to do business. Read our article “How we have selected our recommended businesses to deal with.”