Your Ultimate Guide To Buying Jewellery

Your Ultimate Guide To Buying Jewellery

 

Many of us would rather wait to get jewellery as a gift than buy it for ourselves. I’ve never quite understood this mindset, though. Why risk someone buying you something you don’t like? Surely, it’s much better to buy yourself jewellery that you know you are going to love. And then I realised it’s maybe because some ladies aren’t too sure what to look for when buying jewellery. So I’ve written this guide, complete with everything you need to know about buying your very own jewellery.

What’s Your Personal Style?

Before you go out shopping for jewellery, you need to determine your personal style. This will help you find items and pieces that will suit you no matter what you wear or where you go. So think about what your everyday wardrobe is like. There are also some questions you need to ask yourself. Do you regularly go to evening functions? Are you quite girly and feminine? Your answers to these can help determine your style and how you will wear your jewellery.

Bold Or Discreet?

The next thing you need to decide is if you are looking for a jewellery item that is either bold or discreet. If you are confident to go bold, think about buying a large statement item. Huge, bright necklaces are a fantastic option. If you want to create a chic and minimal look, go for basic jewellery that doesn’t have too much decoration on it. Sophisticated silver bands are good options for discreet rings.

Know Your Budget

Your budget will be a decisive factor when it comes to your final choice. Once you know exactly how much you have to spend, you can look just at things that are within your price range. That way, you don’t have to tease yourself by eyeing up super expensive pieces that you will never be able to afford. No matter how beautiful an item is, don’t go over your budget so you can afford it. This could end up causing you to sink into debt.

Get Tips From The Professionals

If you get really stuck when looking for jewellery, don’t be scared to ask professionals for help. There are a couple of ways you can go about this. Next time you are in town, simply pop into your local jewellery shop and ask the jeweller for tips and recommendations. Or you can look online for reviews, like this YDG Blue Nile Review.

Think Carefully

Jewellery can be expensive. But usually, this shouldn’t matter as good-quality pieces can last you a lifetime. However, if you rush into your decision, you might end up regretting the item that you buy. And it could end up just sitting in your jewellery box forever. If this happens, it can end up being a waste of money. It is also a waste if you break it. So be careful and look after all your jewellery items. Think carefully before you buy, so you know you have made the right choice.

Happy shopping!

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3 Comments

  1. Jayne Townson
    July 29, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Some very handy tips there, thanks for this. I think the Know Your Budget, is very important, it’s otherwise so easy to get carried away.

    • melissajanelee
      August 17, 2016 / 11:28 am

      It really is, isn’t it? I have needed to stop myself getting the credit card out so many times!

  2. A
    November 4, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Great tips, thank you. As jewellery is a bit of a treat, it can be hard to get past the feeling that one should instinctively know which pieces are most suitable, but even when that’s the case it’s so easy to end up with multiple items for one kind of occasion and none for any others! There’s nothing wrong, and a lot right, with putting some tactical thought into shopping for it.

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