There is always some space for jewellery in everyone’s collection of accessories. A great piece of jewellery will be a spark even in some dull outfit. But there is one problem: jewellery does not come cheap. And since we are not all loaded with money to splash on something we do not need for our mere existence, we just let it be.
Well, this post is for you. It is let you into the secret of how to save money buying jewellery. If this sounds like a plan for you, the countdown starts in a few…
Avoid the chain stores.
A fashion jewellery shop is the last place you should be looking for any accessories. Their prices tend to be on the high end. There are mark up costs in running these shops hence the exorbitant prices. You have no business coming here if you are looking for something affordable.
Avoid prestige names.
Fancy names should not be a factor when looking for cheap jewellery. Big brands tend to use their name to increase prices. It does not have to be a big name as long as you like what you are buying, and most importantly for the right value.
Online stores are the go-to place for virtually anything you need. For jewellery, online is the place to be: the prices and varieties are amazing. I know you will be asking: is it safe to buy jewellery online? Absolutely yes, but you have to be diligent with your choices. Good for reputable online shops. It is even better if you ask relatives or friends for recommendations.
Consider alternatives to diamonds.
Who said diamonds are the only option for jewellery? This belief is a misconception that has outlived its use. If anything, it has worked to the advantage of jewellers as they charge a fortune for a piece of diamond. There are so many metal alternatives you can choose. Ruby, spinels, emerald, and sapphire will not only save you a lot of money but are also excellent choices.
Bigger isn’t always better.
Gone are the times when bigger was considered to be sexy and sophisticated. Small is the new way for not only being unique but also for its cost-friendliness. Jewellery does not need to be big to serve its purpose. Small pieces will help you rock your style and not leave a big dent in your pocket.
Choose your jewellery carefully.
If you are buying jewellery for the first time, it is not going to be a smooth ride. There are so many things to consider. It gets confusing with equally many varieties, designs, and metals. If I say, it is going to be easy to make a decision that is an outright lie. You will need a little bit of research or talking to someone who has experience in this kind of thing. Going over a metal jewellery metal buying guide would be a good start. You do not want to throw away your hard-earned dimes; your decision has to be the right one.
Shop with someone you trust.
There is a saying that goes like, “two heads arebetter than one.” If you thought buying jewellery is the last place you would use this saying, you are in for a delightful surprise. It helps to have a second opinion while you shop. And it has to be someone you trust. You cannot both have a clouded mind at the same time. Whoever you come with should keep you on the check.
Avoid cheap costume jewellery.
Cheap is expensive. I know this is a cliché, but the wisdom in it has never lost its meaning. It is easy to fall for cheap costume jewellery especially when you are hard pressed to save as much as possible. Such is a trap, and you better see it for what it is. Buy good quality jewellery, though a bit more expensive but worth every dime you are spending. It is better to own one quality piece than ten cheap and poor quality jewellery.
Well, you no longer have an excuse of not having at least one piece of jewellery. If it is due to prohibitive prices, you just learned how to go around that hurdle. It is time you up your fashion game with unique, affordable jewellery. How about cheers to that!