eBay to Authenticate Site's Luxury Jewelry

By Rapaport News / December 05, 2018 / www.diamonds.net / Article Link

RAPAPORT... E-commerce giant eBay will expand its luxury-goods authenticationservice to more than 45,000 jewelry products on its platform, it said. Third-party authentication experts will verify the items,which it sources from some of the site's highest-rated vendors, the retail company saidMonday. The service, eBay Authenticate, will cover items including engagementrings, wedding bands, and loose diamonds and gemstones ranging in price from$250 to more than $20,000. The platform first launched its verification service in 2017 forluxury handbags, and extended it to high-fashion watches earlier this year. Themove to jewelry is a natural progression for the company, which sells about50,000 jewelry items every day, and approximately one diamond ring every minute,it said. "eBay is home to the largest selection of luxury goods,which includes tens of thousands of jewelry items, fine watches, and rare anddesigner handbags," said James Hendy, senior director of eBay Authenticate."Expanding the eBay Authenticate service provides customers an added layer oftrust and confidence as they shop for fine jewelry this holiday and beyond." All jewelry sold under the new certification program will belabeled "authentically verified," eBay added. Image: Diamond jewelry. (Shutterstock)