Every girl needs tips for saving money on jewelry. As fashions have changed, so has my taste in jewelry, but I have never lost my love of glittering diamonds. With the price of gold being at a peak recently there have been some truly exquisite pieces sold to second hand shops that are prepared to be scrapped due to the gold content. That means thrift shops are a great place to find bargains on jewelry.
Use these tips for saving money on jewelry and you'll have all the best pieces without spending too much.
1. Do Your Research
Finding that perfect item of jewelry is a blend of luck and thorough research. Classification of gold and the quality of diamonds in items such as engagement rings are subjects I have found well worth a little research when it comes to choosing a quality item. I realized that when it comes to diamonds, something called the 4Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight) is very important when it comes to how beautiful the diamond is and how valuable it is. These facts were essential in helping me make sure that I didn’t pay a high price for a low quality stone. My advice is to always do your research when looking at second hand jewelry and especially engagement rings. Research is the best of the tips for saving money on jewelry. Make sure they're real!
2. Regular Browsing
When it comes to searching for a particular item or just finding a piece of jewelry that you never knew that you needed, a bit of browsing is in order. You can do this in shops or online, but make sure you know what you're getting before you buy.
3. Buy Online
There are some great websites online selling fine jewelry and the biggest benefit of this is that you can search for precisely what you are craving. I helped a friend search for engagement rings online when he was about to pop the question to his long term girlfriend and he found a ring that she will always love and treasure and he saved enough by comparing prices to put towards a weekend break for them both – bargain! One drawback with buying online is that you can’t really inspect the goods before buying, but with return policies it can be easy to send items back if you’re not totally happy.
4. New Vs. SecondHand Jewelry
There are a lot of factors that determine the price of the jewelry. I’ve occasionally paid more for second hand jewelry than I may have done if I had bought it new as the history of the item was compelling. When it comes to second hand jewelry, it pays to purchase it from a reliable and trustworthy source. The diversity in second hand jewelry can make items far more unique than new purchases and you might not mind paying a bit more in that case.
5. Compare Notes
When it comes to buying jewelry, many comparison sites online can show you the cheapest place to buy whatever you are looking for. If you have an idea in mind of what you want, a comparison site is the ideal way to get the piece you want without paying too much.
6. Jewelry Sales
Most jewelry stores have sales from time to time and it is well worth your time to find out when those sales begin so you can take advantage of the discounts available.
Jewelry is the perfect gift idea and a star studded accompaniment to any outfit. There are many ways to save so don't spend too much! Any other ideas to add?