For buying jewelry online
■ Ylang23.com was one of the first online retailers of fine jewelry. It offers “everything from simple jewels to one-of-a-kind statement pieces.”
■ ExperienceMemo.com, a new site, gives you three days with each piece before the sale is made final.
■ 1stDibs.com has “an incredible selection of both vintage and contemporary jewels,” including many rarities.
■ ModaOperandi.com hosts trunk shows from various designers, letting you buy new pieces before they’re in stores.
■ Beladora.com specializes in curated estate jewelry. Videos let shoppers see each piece being worn and in motion.
■ StoneAndStrand.com features contemporary designers and has a diamond program that sets it apart. The “find your match” tool lets shoppers sort items by the stone’s cut and a favorite metal.