Thursday, March 20, 2008
Photos, even those showing the scale of the item, are not a substitute for the real thing. There have been many times when I've known the exact dimensions of an item and seen the photographs, and then have been surprised when I finally received it. It's either smaller or larger than I imagined, or the colors are not exactly what I had hoped for. (I do this all the time with gemstones. It's happened so often that I really hesitate to buy them online.)
We each have our own views on this. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing jewelry - even earrings - modelled. It can give you a good idea of how the jewelry will look on. But I know seeing earrings on a live person would really gross some people out. (Me, I'm more skittish about seeing hats being modeled on people. Yeeech! But that's just me.)
- no one in my family can take a reasonable photo
- no one would want a necklace modeled on my neck. My modeling days are long past. (Please see comment above above grossing people out)
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