InfoCons Guide: What to look out for when buying a piece of jewelry

InfoCons specialists have compiled a list of recommendations that we should keep in mind when purchasing jewelry.

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First of all, the jewelry should be accompanied by the original Quality Certificate, along with the invoice or tax receipt, say those from InfoCons.

Before buying a piece of jewelry, customers must check if the store has authorization for the sale of objects made of precious metals and precious stones, according to the press release of the consumer protection organization, quoted by Agerpres.

The selling price for precious metals and stones is not imposed by any state institution, experts draw attention.

Moreover, one should avoid buying jewelry from people who “docks you” on the street under various pretexts, but also the purchase of objects made of precious metals of suspicious weight.

It is also important to request complete information about the product, price, purchase conditions (if they exist) and, of course, specifying that the stone is natural

Other recommendations of InfoCons representatives are: beware of unsolicited sales offers and from unauthorized persons; make sure that you will receive an original Quality Certificate, accompanied by an invoice or tax receipt; make sure you receive the tax invoice or tax receipt certifying the purchase of the product from the economic operator in question; ask for additional information about the warranty offered to the product and any service problems that may arise; check the policy of the respective company for returning the goods, in case of the appearance of subsequent defects that are not related to mechanical causes that may intervene at the time of wearing.

What the Quality Certificate must contain

This document should necessarily state correct, precise and complete details regarding the purchased product (title of the metal, nature of the stones, etc.) – natural/synthetic/artificial, as well as the identification data of the economic operator from where the product is purchased.

Consumers also have at their disposal the free InfoCons application, where users receive quick alerts for non-food products, including jewelry, at the level of the European Union, updated in real time.

The app is available in the App Store, Google Play or App Gallery. Through this application, consumers have direct and transparent access to quick alerts for non-food products, updated daily and accompanied by details, such as: product name, targeted country, degree of risk, origin of the product, the date the alert comes into force and a photo of the product targeted.