Today Katrina Fernandez from Media Buzzer is taking over the blog. Katrina is a content marketing expert here at Marketing Heaven. A quondam SEO expert, she now enjoys writing about her passion for fashion, and giving tips to a wide variety of readers to help them feel beautiful and confident. I hope you enjoy her post and please leave any and all comments below! This is a completely new topic for me, something I never gave any thought to, but Katrina brings up some great points. PS: don’t you love that she uses the British spelling for “jewellery”?
6 Factors to Consider Before Investing in Designer Silver Jewellery
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When something has the word designer attached to it, it usually means it’s more special and exclusive. It’s not like your regular item and that it must have taken more time to produce. The same goes for the buying process. If you’re going to buy designer items, expect it to have a higher price tag than regular items. And since it costs more, you might as well take more time deciding.
Designer silver jewellery is among the items that will have a designer label attached to it and is expected to cost more. To get the most bang for your buck, we thought of sharing with you some tips on buying designer silver jewelry.
If you are planning to purchase designer sterling silver jewellery, make sure that it has a mark 925 or .925. It will mark as proof that the jewelry you are purchasing is 92.5% pure. You don’t want to end up with imitation silver that has only a low percentage of silver. Low silver content will cause your piece to darken at even the lowest exposure to humidity.
Designer silver jewellery is already expensive enough on its own. If you’re going to purchase one, you might as well get a set that you can wear interchangeably to change up your look. So let’s say you buy a long neck piece, it can be worn as a layer of bracelets on another occasion. Or a stack of rings that you can wear on all fingers, individually, or as a pendant. This saves you money and sparks your creativity as you come up with different ways to style your designer silver piece. You can check out Silver by Mail’s handcrafted silver bangles collection for a start.
We know we talked about versatility but you don’t want it to be too much either. Don’t get a piece with too many colours in it. Pick one with gemstones in shades that complement your skin tone – so if deeper colours look best on whitish complexion and pastels look great on fair complexion.
Make sure you are getting real metals and gems on your designer silver jewelry by asking for a certification. Don’t assume it’s real just because the jeweler said so or that the silver jewellery looks like it might be real.
- Face profile
You may not know it but the shape and style of your designer silver jewellery can have an effect on how your face is framed. Broad faces can look elongated in a single bold pendant strung long in beads while thin faces look more elegant with chokers. Round earrings can add volume to a long face while thin and broad pieces look best on round faces. Take a look at your facial profile and study what shape your face and neck are; and pick a designer silver jewelry piece that complements you best.
- Return policy and security
Designer silver jewellery in UK is available at many places: at jewelry stores, department stores, independent jewellery designers, and even online. Before purchasing one, make sure you are aware of the return policy. You never know when you might want to return a piece because it’s simply not what you like or it doesn’t appear the way it does on the photos. Check for reviews of the establishment online to see if the merchant is reputable; and if you do purchase online, make sure it is secure before entering your credit card information.
Those are just some things to keep in mind when shopping for designer silver jewellery. Just follow them and you should be on your way to owning a piece that you will enjoy wearing for a long time.