Jewelry and Watch Shopping on a Budget

Since it’s the season to be gift giving My Jewelry Repair thought it would be useful and helpful to provide a quick and easy guide that will have you procuring exquisite jewelry and watches at a fraction of the price you’d normally pay for such items.

Sometimes holiday sale prices just aren’t enough and buying a watch and/or a piece of jewelry requires special care and attention. After all, you don’t want to get scammed during a back-alley handshake deal gone sour and have nothing left to stuff in that special someone’s stocking.

Below, we go over a few ways to fiscally and frugally gift jewelry and watches this holiday season — which is an easy way to set yourself apart from other gift givers.

Look for the Sales

As we mentioned above, there are likely some decent sales going on at jewelers and retailers, so it’s a good idea to invest some time and shop at some of your local watch and jewelry merchants. One cool thing about watches and jewelry is that, just like with cars, the price is, more often than not, pretty much negotiable. Try to pay for your watch or jewelry with cash in order to increase your chances of dropping the sale price.

Many retailers are feeling the sting this year brought on by a global pandemic, so many are looking to boost their yearly sales numbers during the holiday season.

Buying Pre-Owned

Buying pre-owned watches and jewelry is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to build a showcase collection of your own.

When purchasing pre-owned watches and jewelry it’s ALWAYS crucial to deal with vendors of outstanding reputation. Be wary of making online purchases unless it’s from a source that you know you can trust.

When buying watches and jewelry online, do a little independent research through Trustpilot or Better Business Bureau to avoid scams and dealing with vendors of low repute.

Know Which Brands Are of Value

When it comes to watches, Swiss Watch Brand Manufactures have sterling reputations. Try to invest in products that consistently hold their value — those are the types of watches and jewelry that make the best investments.

On the jewelry side of things, Designer pieces can often manage to reclaim up to three-quarters of their original price once they get put on the resale market.

Getting Outside of Brand Names

Instead of focusing on brands this holiday season, focus on the materials that make up your watch or jewelry piece in question. Gold, platinum, sterling silver, and (of course) precious gemstones are hallmarks of high-end jewelry. When you have watches and jewelry made from high quality materials, whether the look goes out of style or not, the piece will always retain value.

If you have any questions about how to purchase jewelry or watches the smart way, get in touch with My Jewelry Repair this holiday season. We repair over 500,000 watches and pieces of jewelry each year — and our customers never have to leave home to get the repairs they need. Contact My Jewelry Repair to start your watch or jewelry repair process today!