Cost is often the most important factor that can tilt the scales in or against your favor when it comes to buying jewelry and we understand that because everyone has their own jewelry shopping budget limits. While it is heartbreaking to know that you can’t buy something that you love just because it is beyond your budget, there are quite a few ways to ensure you get what you like without breaking the bank for it.
On that note, here’s looking at a few tips that can help you shop beautiful jewelry without pushing your upper limit in terms of budget.
- Choose CZ instead of other gemstones
While diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds have their own unique charm, they aren’t always a wise choice in terms of practicality and frequent usage. Cubic zirconia or CZ, as it is more commonly referred to, is a brilliant alternative to diamonds. What really makes CZ so popular in today’s jewelry marketplace is the fact that it looks very similar to a diamond. It has the same luster and shine but is available to shoppers at a much reasonable price.
The colorless, flawless, and blemish-free nature of CZ stones make them a great choice for rings, earrings, bracelets, and pendants. What’s even more amazing about CZ stones is that they are available in a range of colors. Scoring 8-8.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, CZ gives you the flexibility to get exactly what you want without nudging your budget.
Key properties of cubic zirconia:
- Hardness: 8.5
- Refractive index: 2.088-2.176
- Dispersion rating: 0.058-0.066
- Density: 5.50-5.90
- Specific gravity: 5.50-6.00
If you are going to buy CZ jewelry, it is important that you look for the clarity ratings. Generally, a stone that is rated 5A (AAAAA) is excellent in terms of resembling a real diamond. P&K Jewelry offers the widest range of cubic zirconia jewelry (available for wholesale buying). Explore our trendy cubic zirconia jewelry sets for every occasion.
- Choose sterling silver instead of pure silver
Fine silver is prone to damage and susceptible to losing its shape, so using it in jewelry that is meant to be worn every day is not such a good idea. The brittleness means that it works better as an alloy. Sterling silver, in that sense, is a wonderful choice because it consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. The addition of copper basically strengthens the silver, making the end result highly durable and resistant to scratches or dents.
When looking for silver jewelry, choose sterling silver instead of fine silver. Sterling silver jewelry generally features a quality hallmark, so it is best to check with your jeweler or look for inscriptions like “92.5” or “.925.”
For accessories like bangles and bracelets, sterling silver serves as a great choice because it is not only shiny and elegant, but also quite affordable. Sterling silver jewelry retains its sheen over long periods of time and is simple to clean and maintain.
At P&K Jewelry, you will find a massive variety of sterling silver bangles and bracelets. Bangles, wrist cuffs, and sterling silver bracelets are making the headlines in 2021 and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Discover a chic selection of sterling silver bangles (wholesale) online at P&K Jewelry.
- Shop online!
Like you have with most other things in life – from clothes and groceries to home improvement items and electronics – you are guaranteed to find the best deals on jewelry accessories online. The internet has been a boon for customers who are looking for handy bargains on jewelry.
Online outlets often feature products available at great discounts around the year and even offer bulk buying or wholesale purchase deals. Not only is the jewelry more affordable when you shop online, but you can also avoid the hassle and exhaustion involved in hunting for quality jewelry at physical retail stores.
- Timing is everything
A lot of people generally tend to go shopping during the holidays – for obvious reasons – but what you don’t know is that jewelry (unlike other products) isn’t always available at slashed prices when the demand is high. On the contrary, it is best to buy jewelry immediately after the holidays. That is when both high-end as well as budget jewelry stores, dealers, and sellers offer lower prices on their offerings. You can cash in on these incredible offers by waiting it out until the right moment – especially when it comes to buying gold and silver jewelry.
- Do your research
As is the case with anything that you buy, it is essential that you do extensive research before making a purchasing decision when it comes to jewelry, too. Read up on the latest jewelry trends, compare prices across various vendors, do a background check to confirm the reliability and quality of a jewelry company, and shop around for the best options available.
At P&K Jewelry, we pride ourselves in extending the highest quality of jewelry accessories and more at reasonable prices for our retail as well as wholesale buyers. From bracelets and bangles to rings, earrings, and necklaces, our collection features the most stunning variety of jewelry made from quality raw materials that we source from
Our array of intricate designs, artistic patterns, and shiny finishes means you are always spoiled for choice! Shop online or get in touch with us to know more about our budget-friendly jewelry offerings.