Shopping online requires a little leap of faith. Even when it's small-stakes stuff, you may not have tried the item on, you haven't necessarily touched the material, or evaluated the quality first hand. That's one thing when you're dealing with more run-of-the-mill clothing purchases, but buying and selling valuable jewelry online can be higher-stakes shopping. To take the guesswork out of the process, we did our research and enlisted the experts at TrueFacet, an online destination that's modernizing luxury jewelry resale.
With a team of appraisers, they've zeroed in on the criteria for authenticating jewelry and watches, and they're helping you do the same. With knowledge of authenticity, brand, craftsmanship, design, and the materials used, they've come up with something of a checklist for some of the most sought-after jewelry, and they'll tell you exactly what to look for when buying Chanel, Rolex, or Cartier. Inside, take a look at their top picks to consider when building a timeless jewelry wardrobe.