Tips for Buying Jewelry for Yourself or as a Gift

Tips for Buying Jewelry for Yourself or as a Gift

Your collection of necklaces and bracelets contains many of the most versatile elements of your wardrobe. These items can be worn year-round and can be used to add a special touch to an otherwise normal outfit. Not only are necklaces and bracelets a lot of fun to own, they make excellent gifts. For the most part these items are not limited to seasonal wear and can be worn on special occasions or as part of an everyday ensemble. Whether you want to purchase new necklaces for yourself or as a gift, shopping for all kinds of women’s jewelry is easier when you keep a few tips in mind.

Try to avoid duplicate pieces and repetitive styles

A woman’s taste in accessories is highly personal and as you develop and eye for what you really like, you will naturally gravitate towards similar colors and style motifs. This will no doubt result in a necklace collection full of pieces you really like but you might also find that many of the items you own are very similar. This can result in a repetitive look to your wardrobe; this is a style faux pas that should definitely be avoided.

You can avoid a repetitive look by purchasing a diverse selection of jewelry. Do not feel limited to necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Look for brooches, chokers, and other less common items. These will increase the diversity within your collection and give you a wider range of styles to experiment with. Consider looking for decorative hair clips, too. These can add some much-needed variety to your regular look.

Consider customizable items

Today, modern women’s bracelets are a stylish, modern take on the traditional charm bracelet. Instead of a tangle of charms, these customizable bracelets feature sleek beads that can be put on a base bracelet and then switched out for a look that is constantly changing. The beads sold for these bracelets are sometimes quite limited so it is possible to get an entirely unique look for not a lot of money. If you select beads that have a particular personal meaning then you can create an item that is beautiful and highly personal. Customizable bracelet systems feature:

  • Affordable spacer beads in basic colors and plain metals to complement any design
  • Highly decorate beads with intricate shapes and many colors to provide a highlight for the design
  • Beads with branded images, mascots, team logos, and popular characters
  • Delicate and decorative security chains to prevent the bracelet from falling off
  • Limited edition beads to commemorate special events

Shop with sales in mind

One of the reasons that women’s jewelry makes such a great gift is that it goes on sale right around all of the major gift-giving holidays. Mother’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day – you can expect to find great sales on beautiful jewelry at all major retailers. This is the perfect time to get a gift to give to someone in the future. If you know that a special birthday is coming up but no seasonal sales will be held around the same time, purchase a pearl necklace or diamond solitaire earrings when they are competitively priced and then tuck the item safely away until the occasion arrives.

Buying new accessories for yourself or others is a lot of fun; each new item brings a whole new style to your wardrobe. To maximize each item’s usefulness, try to avoid duplicating looks that you already have. Consider lesser-known accessories and take a closer look at the customizable bangle bracelet systems, too. Shopping with sales in mind helps your money go farther, which is something that every shopper can appreciate.

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  1. Terri S says:

    Great post! THank you for all of your tips!

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