If you plan to export jewellery wholesale, you may need to find out if it is legal. First you must understand that sending just one piece of jewellery to another country is in fact 'exporting goods.' This is true even if the country is Mexico or Canada! No matter where it is going, if it is outside of the United States, or the country that you live in, it is exporting.
You can find out if exporting certain pieces of jewellery is legal by calling the customs agency in your state, or by calling the United States Customs Office. Describe the jewellery and as well as the precious stones it contains, and tell them where it is being sent. They will be able to tell you if shipping it is legal, and what problems may be encountered at customs in the country it is being shipped to.
Take shipping costs into consideration, and make sure that your customer pays for that! Shipping to other countries can be quite costly, and if you pay for that shipping, you probably won't realize any profits on the jewellery wholesale that you are shipping out of the country!
How to Buy Jewellery Wholesale
Buying jewellery wholesale is really quite easy. The Internet gives you access to all of the wholesale jewellery companies you could ever need to make your selections, so you can buy exactly what you want or need - at very competitive prices.
There is a difference between online jewellery stores and online wholesale companies. Online jewellery stores sell jewellery at retail prices, even though the price may be slightly discounted. Wholesale companies sell jewellery at wholesale prices - which of course are cheaper than retail prices.
There are many sites where you can purchase directories of wholesale companies, but this really isn't necessary. Just use a search engine like Google to find what you are looking for. If you are looking for an engagement ring at a wholesale price, for example, simply type 'engagement ring wholesale' into the search box - a whole slew of wholesalers who carry engagement rings will pop up in the search results.
Be aware that some wholesaler's will only sell in bulk. Of course, if you just want to buy one engagement ring, you do not want to buy in bulk. But there are many companies that will sell just one item - you just have to look for them.
If buying online isn't what you are interested in, consider joining a discount club, such as Sam's. Here you will find jewellery at deeply discounted retail prices, which is the next best thing to jewellery wholesale prices - but again, the wholesale prices will be lower.
When dealing with an online wholesale company, you need to do several things. First, you want to be sure that you are buying the real thing. There are many companies out there that will advertise that their jewellery is 'authentic.' Read the sales copy very carefully, and educate yourself quickly. For instance, beware of words like 'gold plated' or 'realistic.' This is an indication that the jewellery isn't gold, or that stones are fake.
Also find out if the company has a refund or exchange policy, as well as a 100% money back guarantee. This is important, and it will protect you if you find that you are not happy with the pieces you have purchased, or if they are of lesser quality than you expected.
Also consider using eBay to find jewellery wholesale prices. Again, use caution. Check the seller's feedback and ratings, and make sure that you are dealing with a reputable person or company. If the jewellery is an important piece, use the escrow service that eBay recommends - even if you have to pay the escrow fees yourself!