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Ideas for Buying Low Cost Jewelry

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

If you are considering low cost jewelry for your next purchase, understand it is a battle between the budget and tastes.

Low cost jewelry is a popular option for many people at first glance. The problem, of course, is you get what you pay for. In the case of jewelry, this can mean a significant and noticeable difference in physical appearance.

First, it is important to note that the following comments refer to the purchase of low cost jewelry for someone else as a gift. If you are buying only for yourself, you can pretty much shop for the bottom line as you see fit. You know what you are paying and you know what you are getting, so it is up to you. More so, the jewelry does not represent an expression of your feelings towards anyone, which is not the case when buying for someone else.

If you are buying for a loved one or friend, going with low cost jewelry can be questionable. Purchasers of jewelry often misunderstand its meaning in relation to how people receiving it will gauge it. With jewelry gifts, the quality of the piece is almost always interpreted as a sign of how you feel about the person in question. If you buy low cost jewelry for a loved one in particular, your gift may rebound on you in a very bad way if they interpret the piece as a statement you really don’t care much for them. Simply put, you have to be careful!

Given the above, does this mean you need to go out and buy the biggest custom piece of jewelry in the store? No. In the case of loved ones, they usually have a pretty good feel for your finances. It is far better to buy the best quality piece you can afford than to buy something that is large, but of lower quality. This is a time tested rule, and it will keep your gift from backfiring on you.

Low cost jewelry can be a catch-22 situation. While you think you should get credit for giving a gift, others may see it as a sign of your feelings towards them. When in doubt, buy the best quality you can afford.