Jewelry pieces are pretty, stunning and exquisite. They are the perfect accessories for styling many outfits. They are also sentimental pieces that have a lot of meaning and can come to represent significant events in life, such as weddings, engagements, birthdays, births and anniversaries.
If you want to add new jewelry pieces to your accessories range, or you want to grow your current jewelry collection, then bear in mind the fact that purchasing jewelry need not cost the earth. Here are our top 10 tips for buying high-quality and beautiful jewelry at bargain prices!
1. Shop in the sale
This seems like such an obvious tip, but it works and it stands the test of time. Shopping at high-street retailers, jewelry stores and department stores during the sale seasons (i.e. Summer, Black Friday, Boxing Day, etc) is a great way to find statement jewelry pieces at discounted rates.
2. Shop at your local supermarket
Believe it or not, your local supermarket is not just a place to buy groceries, gadgets and household items. It’s a place where you can find hidden gems - no pun intended. Supermarket chains often sell high-quality jewelry at affordable prices. Alternatively, you can shop at online retailers such as Amazon and eBay.
3. Check out trade shows
Throughout the year, many locations are host to trade shows where deals can be struck up between retail buyers and brands. While a lot of these trade shows are not open to the consumer, you can find opportunities to buy jewelry at wholesale price instead of the Recommended Retail Price (RRP), which tends to cost a lot more. You can also discover jewelry brands that you may not have heard of (especially start-ups, SMES and boutiques) and shop with them directly instead of shopping via a retail store.
4. Seek out deals via magazines
Many fashion, women's and lifestyle magazines - including the top national magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar - have sections (usually located towards the end of the magazine) in the form of a directory, where you can find discount codes and deals on high-end jewelry brands such as Swarovski, Pandora and Tiffany & Co. Alternatively, if you like to read fashion and lifestyle blogs, many bloggers and influencers post discount codes on jewelry from time to time.
5. Haggle and negotiate
If you’re feeling confident and you have a natural flair for assertiveness, then you could always try negotiating a deal. If you are shopping in a jewelry store then see if you can talk your way into getting a lovely discount. Best of all, if you are buying jewelry as a gift for someone special or for a particular event (i.e. for a birthday or an engagement) then use this to your advantage when embarking upon the negotiation process. See what you can achieve and if you succeed in getting a discount, then congratulations!
What are you top tips for buying high-quality and beautiful jewelry at a great price? Share your suggestions in the comments section below.