Brides are learning to adjust their wedding planning process because of the coronavirus, even when it comes to picking out jewellery. Instead of going to different stores and trying things on, you are stuck with shorter operating hours and fewer in-person appointments.
Read on for unique ways to shop for wedding jewellery in today’s economy. You can still have fun and enjoy the planning process, especially when deciding on the details of your jewellery.
Nearly every business has shifted to online stores so that customers can keep shopping while they quarantine at home. You’ll have more virtual options than ever before, so take a look around. Research local jewellery shops you would have visited in person and see if other out-of-state or international locations sell accessories online.
Browsing jewellery on the internet gives you more opportunities to see what you like and dislike, narrowing your options and making your final decision a breeze.
It’s hard to know which engagement rings will look good on you or your partner’s hand. Now there’s a way to upload a picture and try on 3D rings. This setup is the perfect way to find the best engagement ring or experiment with different wedding bands.
Before you browse, be sure to determine your budget. You should also understand the four Cs — cut, carat, clarity and colour. Knowing about these four terms will help you determine the quality of a ring and if the price is reasonable.
Business owners have learned the importance of video chatting with customers, so jewellery store staff and management may be willing to set up a virtual appointment. Make sure you use that time to ask questions. You can also get them to display jewellery from different angles, so you’ll know what it looks like in person.
COVID-19 caused many people to lose their jobs, so budget shopping is likely the most important thing on your mind. Chain brand and independent jewellery stores often upcharge their products, so look for alternative places. Pawnshops, for example, offer items at an excellent value — plus, you can find unique items you can’t get anywhere else.
People still need to sell goods at estate sales and yard sales, so they’ve moved their inventory online — like the website EBTH, which is short for Everything but the House. You can also look for posts on your town website and local social media groups.
Most sales will likely have vintage necklaces, bracelets, and cufflinks. The owners will want the inventory gone as fast as possible, so you will find high-quality jewellery at low prices. You can always send your purchases off for inspection if you have any questions about the gemstones.
It’s hard to accept that wedding planning steps will change for the foreseeable future, but it’s easier to cope if you keep an open mind. These tips are great ways to shop for jewellery in today’s economy. Once you jump into jewellery shopping, you might be surprised at the many options at your fingertips compared to looking around in person.