How to Save Money When Shopping for Jewelry
If you're like most women, you enjoy buying jewelry. It's a way to express your personality and style, and it can be a lot of fun to find the perfect piece. But if you're on a budget, shopping for jewelry can be expensive. There are ways though to save money when jewelry shopping without compromising style or quality. Here’s some ways to save so you can get that perfect piece without breaking the bank.
Stop shopping name brands
The price of jewelry can vary depending on many factors such as where it was made and the materials used. Name brand pieces also have a higher mark up than off-brand ones, but don't assume that just because you're paying more for your favorite pair means these are better quality! You’re often paying for the brand along with normal costs like labor, packaging, etc. Always shop around and do your research. There are often times comparable pieces and if you’re able to support a small business in the process, even better.
Use reverse image search
Reverse image search can be super useful to potentially find if there’s a cheaper option for what you’re after. You may even find something you like better!
Purchase using discounts
Don’t be afraid to ask about discounts. If shopping online instead of in person, there’s usually an incentive to join their subscribers list or wait until around a holiday weekend like Labor Day or President’s Weekend.
Be willing to substitute metals or gems
There are many alternative options when it comes to metals. For example, gold vermeil (gold layered over sterling silver) is an excellent substitution for gold. By choosing alternative metals, you’ll likely save quite a bit but don’t sacrifice on quality. Make sure you’ll still get similar longevity out of the piece. Purchasing lab grown gems is less expensive than purchasing natural gems and often with less inclusions. By being willing to make substitutions without sacrificing quality, you’ll be able to save yourself some money.
Check for a warranty
Any legitimate jeweler is willing to stand by their product. While a warranty doesn’t necessarily save you money upfront, it can save you money down the road if you need repairs or replacements. You should always check to see what the repair policy is as well since you might need a repair later on.
We all love to save so keep these things in mind the next time you’re shopping for new jewelry.