Something shiny and (as) new
IN DIFFICULT economic times, buying jewellery is the last thing people think about.
However, this need not be the case.
This Christmas you can buy that someone special jewellery and still make budget.
The Weekend Shopper offers a wide range of heavily discounted bling.
In addition to men’s and women’s silver and gold rings, bracelets and necklaces, shoppers can purchase individual gemstones and then take them to a jeweller to have them made up.
The gemstones range across the spectrum and include sapphires ( Twelve small, coloured sapphires, suitable for jewellery $50), ruby (2.5 carat nice stone great for jewellery, $25), peridot (one carat $90) and a range of other types depending on what’s on offer on the day.
As natural and synthetic gemstones become closer in appearance, only experts are able to tell the difference.
But the price will usually offer a guide and ultimately, it’s really about whether the buyer likes the stone. However, shoppers can always have an expert look at the stone for them.
Many of the jewellery items advertised in Weekend Shopper are new and haven’t been worn.
For example a "Balmain Ladies Diamond Watch silver, new, still in box worth $1200, sale price $400".
Or, "brand-new earrings 1.00 ctw amethyst and nine-carat solid yellow gold stud earrings, stamped, retail $550, price $110".
Collectors will be pleased to know there are also unique items on sale, including: "A genuine 22-carat gold coin sovereign in a beautiful, new 14K bezel is offered for $395 with other gold coins available".
An antique 22-carat gold plated bracelet can be picked up for as little as $60.
In addition, if you are looking for some extra funds for Christmas there are also collectors who are seeking shoppers who have old coins to sell.
So, this Christmas, beat those budget blues with bargain bling.