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'Tis the Season to Give the Gift of Sparkle and Shine: eBay Expands Luxury Authentication Service to Jewelry

eBay Authenticate™ offers 'authenticity verified' high-end jewelry, watches and handbags for the holidays

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, eBay announces the expansion of eBay Authenticate™ into the luxury jewelry category, offering holiday shoppers more than 45,000 high-end diamond and other gemstone jewelry, verified by professional authenticators. eBay's Authenticate service, which launched in the luxury handbags category in 2017 and luxury watches category earlier this year, now includes listings for necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets, all marked with an "Authenticity Verified" label.

eBay expands eBay Authenticate™ into the luxury jewelry category, offering shoppers more than 45,000 high-end diamond and other gemstone jewelry, verified by professional authenticators.

The 45,000 authenticated jewelry items span engagement and wedding bands, loose diamonds and gemstones, and fine, vintage and fashion jewelry at eBay.com/authentic/jewelry. These items – ranging in price from $250 to upwards of $20,000+ – are verified by third-party authentication experts and sourced from more than two dozen of eBay's top-rated sellers.

"eBay is home to the largest selection of luxury goods, which includes tens of thousands of jewelry items, fine watches, and rare and designer handbags," said James Hendy, Senior Director of eBay Authenticate. "Expanding the eBay Authenticate service provides customers an added layer of trust and confidence as they shop for fine jewelry this holiday and beyond."

To celebrate this launch, beginning today eBay is offering special deals and discounts on select authenticated jewelry items, including:

  • 2 CTW Round-Cut Diamond Hoop Earrings, 14K White Gold, 1-I2 AGS Certified, $999.99 | here
  • 8.55 CT Diamond Bracelet, 8 Prong, 14K White Gold, 1-I2 IGI Certified, $6,999.99 | here
  • VS2 1 1/3 CT Diamond Vintage Halo Engagement Ring, White Gold, IGI Certified, $4,299.99 | here
  • 1/2 CTW Diamond Stud Earrings, 14K White Gold, IGI Certified, $319.99 | here

Whether purchasing jewelry for themselves or a loved one, shoppers turn to eBay for a wide selection of options at incredible prices. In fact, 50,000 jewelry items are sold per day on eBay – that's more than 2,000 sold per hour – and one diamond ring is sold per minute. To start shopping eBay's assortment of authenticated jewelry, visit eBay.com/authentic/jewelry.

eBay's Most Popular Gemstones

  1. Diamond
  2. Sapphire
  3. Aquamarine
  4. Amethyst
  5. Onyx
  6. Tanzanite
  7. Citrine
  8. Ruby
  9. Topaz
  10. Emerald

eBay By the Numbers

  • eBay has 177 million active buyers worldwide
  • 1 diamond ring is sold per minute on eBay
  • 50,000 jewelry items are sold each day on eBay
  • 71% of items ship for free
  • 80% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps growing
  • 89% of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now – no bidding necessary

About eBay
eBay Inc. (EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2017, eBay enabled $88.4 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit eBay.com.


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