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Jewelry & Watches Buying Guide

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Add some sparkle to every day with the right jewelry. Whether you want to adorn yourself with diamonds and pearls, update your watch, or find a meaningful gift, you’ll discover a wide selection of everything that glitters on eBay.

Discover Your Jewelry & Watch Style

Discover Your Jewelry & Watch Style

Shop the dazzling array of jewelry and watches on eBay and make sure you get the jewelry you want. You'll find jewelry to fit every style, from vintage jewelry and designer jewelry to handcrafted tribal jewelry and artisan jewelry in distinctive materials. Popular jewelry options include:

Find specific types of jewelry

Change your look to fit your mood with an assortment of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, and rings in various shapes and sizes. Wear one alone for simple elegance or go for glamour with a complete set. Popular styles include:

Select engagement rings and wedding jewelry

Your wedding day marks a major milestone in your life, so of course you want to make it a memorable occasion. To help you celebrate your big day, eBay has made it easier than ever to shop for engagement and wedding jewelry with the Engagement & Wedding Jewelry hub. Whether it’s something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue, you can find it on eBay. Plus, eBay's Wedding Day Checklist & Timeline will help you stay on schedule for all your major wedding jewelry purchases, including:

No matter what type of jewelry you choose, remember to get a jewelry box to store all your new purchases.

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Find Jewelry & Watches on eBay

Find Jewelry & Watches on eBay

Once you know what type of jewelry and watches you want, go to the Jewelry & Watches portal, click the links that interest you, and start searching for items on eBay.

  • Categories: The Categories list on the left side of each page will help you narrow down your listings by item type. For example, if you’re shopping in the Rings category, you'll find links for Bands, Wedding & Anniversary, Cubic Zirconia & Moissanite, Diamond Engagement/Anniversary, Diamond Right-Hand Rings, Gemstone Rings, Metal Fashion Rings, and Other. As you dig deeper into the site, you'll also be able to narrow down your choice by brand.     

  • Product Finder: Use the drop-down menus on available Product Finders to quickly narrow down item listings. For example, use the Diamond Solitaire Rings Finder to narrow down listings by metal, shape, carat, and size.    

  • Engagement & Wedding Jewelry hub: Browse and be inspired by the jewelry on the Engagement & Wedding Jewelry hub. You can view a large selection of diamond engagement rings, wedding and anniversary bands, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and watches.    

  • Keyword search: Search eBay listing titles for specific words. For example, if you want to find emerald cut diamond rings, type "emerald cut diamond ring" (without quotation marks) into the Search box. Click "Search title and description" to expand your results. Visit eBay's Search Tips page for more tips on searching with keywords.    

  • Live Auctions: Go to eBay Live Auctions and you can participate in auctions on the floors of some of the world's greatest auction houses—right while the auctions are taking place!

If you can't find exactly what you want, try shopping eBay Stores, tell the eBay Community what you want by creating a post on Want It Now, or save a search on My eBay and eBay will email you when a match becomes available.

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Buy Jewelry & Watches With Confidence

Buy Jewelry & Watches With Confidence

Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how eBay and PayPal protect you.

Know your purchase

Carefully read the details in item listings.

  • Figure delivery costs into your final price. If you spend a lot of money, make sure the seller will insure the item when it ships.

  • If you want more information, ask by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link under the seller's profile.

  • Always make sure to complete your transaction on eBay (with a bid, Buy It Now, or Best Offer). Transactions conducted outside of eBay are not covered by eBay protection programs.

  • Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Know your seller

Research your seller so you feel positive and secure about every transaction.

  • What is the seller's Feedback rating? How many transactions have they completed? What percentage of positive responses do they have?

  • What do buyers say in their Feedback? Did the seller receive praise?

  • Most top eBay sellers operate like retail stores and have return policies. Do they offer a money-back guarantee? What are the terms and conditions?

Buyer protection

In the unlikely event that you don't receive your item or it is not as described, eBay Buyer Protection will cover your purchase price plus original shipping. Learn more.

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