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Generally when we think of buying jewelry, we usually imagine giving it to someone else as a gift. But what if instead, you decided to buy something lovely for yourself? Buying yourself jewelry is actually a wonderful way to express self-care and self-love—after all, it’s a reminder that you are worth investing in!
Popular types of jewelry people purchase for themselves include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Earrings come in all sorts of styles, from dainty studs to bold statement pieces; they can add a unique sense of style while also making the wearer feel elegant. Necklaces are perfect for dressing up an outfit; they can be functional pieces that add personality or ones with charms and messages that signify personal meaning. Bracelets come in many forms; from bangles to delicate chains with beads and charms, they are often symbolic reminders for some positive affirmation. Last but not least: rings. Rings are special since they tend to stand out more than other types of jewelry; chunky cocktail rings or statement diamond pieces make great additions to an outfit and make the wearer feel special on any occasion.
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Practical Tips for Buying Jewelry for Yourself
• Set a budget and stick to it: Taking an honest inventory of your financial situation and setting a realistic limit for what you can spend will help you shop more responsibly.
• Do your research: Educate yourself on the various types of materials used to produce jewelry to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money.
• Shop second-hand: Check out antique stores or estate sales – often times you can get beautiful pieces at a bargain price.
• Know the store’s policies: Take into consideration return policies, warranties and shipping costs so that you know exactly what’s included in the transaction before finalizing your purchase.
• Understand ethical practices: Try to take into consideration any environmental effects associated with different materials used to make jewelry as well as labor practices behind its production.
Formal Event && Budget Under $100:
-A gorgeous, shimmery pair of earrings like Orelia’s Rose Gold Drop Curved Cubic Zirconia Earrings.
-A charming bracelet like the Swarovski Timeless Small Bow Bangle.
Casual Daytime && Budget Under $50:
-A delicate necklace like the Dogeared Gold Dipped Friendship Daisy Chain Necklace.
-Fun and elegant rings like the Kenneth Jay Lane Flame Yellow Accented Flower Ring.
Everyday Wear && Budget Any:
-A versatile chain necklace with a simple pendant such as Michael Kors’ Engraved Slider Necklace.
-A set of laidback hoop earrings in gold or silver that can be worn any time such as Fossil’s Marlena Glam Hoop Earrings.
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Buying yourself jewelry can be a great way to treat yourself, express your unique style, and commemorate special occasions. From everyday wear to statement pieces, there are so many options that it can be hard to choose. When exploring the wide world of jewelry, you may want to consider specialty pieces such as handmade jewelry, upcycled jewelry and vintage pieces. Handmade jewellery is a great choice for those looking for something truly personalised or customised. Whether you purchase it directly from an artisan or buy pre-made pieces, handmade jewellery often conveys deeper emotional impact than mass-produced alternatives. Upcycling offers an eco-friendly approach as you transform something old and no longer used into something new and unique with a modern edge. Vintage pieces from times gone by can provide truly meaningful treasures that reflect bygone eras and give an instant dose of nostalgia when worn.
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1 Step 1 – Choose Your Type of Jewelry: Decide what type of jewelry you want to buy, based on your personal style and preference. Consider metals such as gold, silver and platinum.
2 Step 2 – Ask for Advice: If you’re unsure about which type of jewelry will look best on you or the quality you should go for, seek professional advice from a trusted jeweler or store.
3 Step 3 – Select Quality Pieces: Pay attention to the grading markings on the jewelry (usually located near the clasp). Higher quality grades usually mean fewer impurities, better craftsmanship, and greater longevity. Also pick pieces with sturdy clasps that are not easily broken or worn out in order to ensure that your jewelry does not break or get ruined easily.
4 Step 4 – Put Safety First: Always try to buy from reputable sellers and stores with return policy just in case something does happen with your jewelry. Take extra precaution when buying online. Ensure that the piece meets industry standards for safety and inspect at delivery for any defects or flaws.
5 Step 5 – Care & Maintenance: Once you have purchased your jewelry, make sure you clean them regularly using additional polishes, cleaners and tools appropriate for your particular item(s) per instructions written by the manufacturer. This includes routinely cleaning surfaces scratches off metal surfaces; disinfecting gemstones; regularly checking chains, wires, closures & settings; washing diamonds with a mild detergent; and storing each piece separately in air-sealed containers (if possible).
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I personally have found that buying jewelry for myself is one of the most empowering things I can do. There’s something freeing about choosing a piece of jewelry — whether it’s a necklace or an earring or maybe even just a bracelet — and picking it out for myself. It’s my way of celebrating who I am, my accomplishments and successes, whatever they may be big or small that may have happened that week, or month. It helps me feel confident in my power to choose something special for myself and remind myself of how important I am. So no, I don’t think buying yourself jewelry is weird at all; in fact, I’d encourage everyone to do it at least once!
Welcome to my jewelry blog! My name is Sarah and I am the owner of this blog.
I love making jewelry and sharing my creations with others.
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