At W Hamond, we have become one of the first independent online luxury watch and jewellery retailers to accept cryptocurrency. As authorised stockists of the world’s leading luxury brands, we now accept Bitcoin alongside other cryptocurrencies to provide greater choices for our customers when making a purchase online. You can buy watches and jewellery with Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dai (DAI), Litecoin (LTC) and USD Coin (USDC).
What is Crypto?
For those still new to the world of cryptocurrency, cryptocurrencies are digital assets that you can buy, sell, spend and trade on exchanges and they leverage something called “blockchain” technology to ensure decentralization, transparency, and immutability. One of the biggest benefits to investing into cryptocurrency is that it is not controlled by any central authority (like a bank) and transfers to and from parties with minimal processing fees.
Bitcoin is one of the largest known examples of cryptocurrency with Ethereum and Litecoin following shortly behind. Each type of cryptocurrency is brought and sold through a digital marketplace, often called an “exchange” which acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of the cryptocurrency. The best known crypto exchange marketplace is Coinbase.
How to spend Cyrpto
Spending crypto on gold jewellery and watches couldn’t be easier at W Hamond. Nevertheless, here are some simple, easy to follow instructions to help you through our checkout process. Alternatively, you can call our team of experts on 01947 603330 and we’d be happy to talk through the process with you.
Head over to the W Hamond website at www.whamond.com and browse through our fantastic selections of luxury watches and jewellery. Once you’ve decided on your dream piece, click the “Buy It Now” button on the right hand side. This will automatically take you to your basket. If you’d like to continue shopping, feel free! Add as much stuff as you’d like and then head to checkout by clicking “Proceed to checkout”.
Next, you’ll need to enter name, email address, phone number and shipping address. If you have a gift card of discount code, you can also enter this in the box on the right hand side. Then click “Continue to Shipping Method”. In the next window, you can choose how you’d like to receive your order. You can either choose free delivery for delivery straight to your home or pick it up in one of our boutiques. After you’ve selected your delivery option, click “Continue to Payment”.
The next step allows you to choose how you want to pay for your order. As well as taking credit and debit card payments, AmazonPay and PayPal, you can choose “Coinbase Commerce” to pay by cryptocurrency. Once you’ve selected Coinbase Commerce, click on “Complete Order”.
From there, you’ll be redirected to the Commerce Coinbase website where you can choose exactly which cryptocurrency you’d like to spend. Select Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD Coin or another cryptocurrency on the left hand side to reveal a unique QR code. Open your wallet on your mobile or in your desktop to scan the code and it will pre-fill the requested payment amount. Once you send the transaction, the payment is complete and we will get your order processed for you!