Last week we reviewed the few jewelry apps that are now available on the iPad. Most of these apps still direct the shopper off the app and onto their online store for the actual browsing and buying. Some have no option to buy jewelry from their app (not even a link to their online store).
So what is the best way to browse and buy jewelry directly from your iPad? In most cases it is still a better shopping experience to go directly to the jewelers website rather than trying to make a purchase through their app. Many of the leading jewelers have now optimized their websites for mobile and tablet shoppers.
Here are some examples of leading sites which provide a great experience in terms of browsing, shopping and actually buying jewelry from your iPad tablet;
My Jewelry Box has built an impressive online jewelry business. Their online sales were $15.2 million last year, an increase of 53% over 2009 sales of $9.9 million. They were the 22nd fastest growing e-commerce site in the US in 2010.
They have a very large selection of diamond rings and their mobile site is optimized for easy browsing and shopping. Their prices are very competitive. Check out their their selection and if you decide to buy something you can get an additional 20% off by using the coupon code "MJB20" (valid until October 31st).
World Jewels has a terrific website for easy browsing, selection and shopping. Their jewelry is excellent quality and their prices are extremely competitive. Many of their products have multiple customer ratings and this is helpful. See for example their best-selling engagement rings.
According to the Internet Retailer, their revenues were $9.1 million in 2010 and they grew at 7% over the previous year.
This is a great site to shop for engagement and wedding rings from your iPad. (They also have a large men's watch collection).