Buying jewelry is always a fun experience. Whether you are buying for yourself or someone else, buying bling is something that gives many people much joy. Every so often, of course, you want to find something unique.
After all, you don’t want to turn around and see your jewelry on everyone else. If you’re buying jewelry, you may also have some jewelry sitting around that you want to get rid of. Here are a few tips on buying (and selling) jewelry.
Brick-and-mortar Places To Buy Jewelry
What if buying jewelry online isn’t your thing? What if you want to physically touch your bling before you buy it? There are plenty of places where you can buy jewelry offline that aren’t big-box types of stores.
Yes, you can buy jewelry from thrift stores. Now at a thrift store, you will have to have time. You will need to be able to browse to find the pieces you are looking for.
The saying, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” comes to mind here. You can find jewelry at yard sales. Just keep an eye out for yard sales as you are driving around. Also, look on Craigslist to find yard sales in your area. To save on gas pick one area to hit and just hit up all the yard sales in that area.
Consignment stores are great places to sell your jewelry as well as buy jewelry. You basically just leave your items at the consignment store, and then they sell it. Period. You can even use the credit from your sales towards your purchase of your “new to you” jewelry.
Consignment stores can also be a great place to sell your jewelry. You turn it over to the store and the store either pays you up front or they pay you once the piece has sold (taking a commission for themselves in the process, of course).
Before you head out to buy and sell your jewelry, San Diego experts at Diamonds Forever recommend that you have your pieces appraised. This way you will know what to ask for when you sell your pieces and will be less likely to be taken advantage of.
Online Places To Buy Jewelry
The internet is a great place to start if you are looking for unusual pieces of jewelry. Many times you can find pieces that you would not find anywhere else. Here are a few places where you can buy original pieces of jewelry online.
Poshmark sets itself up as a high-end online boutique. Individual sellers post their various offerings on their site and people scroll through looking for whatever it is they want to buy. It is a great place to start when you are looking for gifts that no one else will have.
You can even find a nice outfit to go with that original jewelry you love. Poshmark allows you to sell new jewelry that isn’t handmade. So you can essentially sell your old piece and then use the money from your proceeds to buy your new piece.
Don’t roll your eyes just yet. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell jewelry, eBay is a great place for both. If you are looking for vintage jewelry, eBay is your best bet. You can find a new piece to love and get rid of an old piece that you don’t plan to wear anymore.
Etsy is a great place if you want to buy one-of-a-kind, handmade items. You will also be supporting small businesses when you visit Etsy. If you have vintage jewelry that you want to get rid of to make room for new pieces, you can sell them on the site as well.
Buying jewelry is a personal event. It’s something you don’t want just to leave to any store. Hopefully, this article gives you some ideas on different places to buy jewelry from other than big-box stores. You want to be able to make your gift special.