Valentine’s jewelry deals and more

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is not to destroy your budget on jewelry early on in a relationship. Because then how will you outdo yourself in years to come? It’s better to give a modest but thoughtful gift early on and then adjust as necessary as your financial situation evolves.

Here’s a short video from MSN money on buying jewelry this season. Some of the highlights for Valentine’s Day bargain hunters include:

  • Avoid paying for a name. A great necklace or pair of earrings can come from many different stores.
  • Silver is much less expensive, but trendy this year.
  • The type of pearls (cultured or imitation) or gemstone should be easily disclosed by any jeweler.

Need more inspiration? Browse through the jewelry deals on DealNews. Options range from a $5 black button pearl bracelet to .75 ct. diamond stud earrings for $200.

Also, if you haven’t checked out Bejool yet, you should. It’s the latest version of the group-deal-buying site and features simple, sweet jewelry for special people in your life.

If you’ve ever bought expensive Valentine’s jewelry for someone (even if you got a deal), did you think to insure it? What advice would you give to others thinking about purchasing jewelry?

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

See a great deal I should know about? Email me at ldavidson@ajc.com. You can also follow me on Facebook or on Twitter @atlbargains.

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mm

February 10th, 2011
8:15 am

WORST ARTICLE EVER.

I agree with mm

February 10th, 2011
8:36 am

“Silver is much less expensive, but trendy this year.” This sentence would have been much more impactful if it read “Silver is much less expensive AND trendy this year.

Lauren Davidson

February 10th, 2011
8:44 am

Duly noted. =D Restaurant deals coming this afternoon if this doesn’t float your boat.

why

February 10th, 2011
8:55 am

This article gave NO information!

DC

February 10th, 2011
10:06 am

Thankfully I dont have to worry about jewelry this year. Just made my final payment on my fiance’s engagement ring. Plus she is a HUGE…HUGE..Chocoholic. Win for me! You guys need to relax…its a light-hearted article…nothing to be taken too serious..

Lauren Davidson

February 10th, 2011
1:05 pm

Congratulations, DC!