When women start a jewelry collection, it begins with a few select pieces. Over the years, that collection will grow, thanks to birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. But if you want to kick start your collection, check out the clearance sections of some fine jewelry makers. You will definitely find some good prices. And, you may find yourself trying something new – all in pursuit of a bargain.
Look for a spot of color in the clearance section. Chances are, you already have a traditional ring or two in your collection, like a class ring, engagement ring or wedding ring, so shop here for something different, something in a color you don’t wear often.
You will have plenty of pink in a sterling silver, 18 karat rose vermeil “Orchid” ring, set with pink amethyst and pink tourmaline. Part of the Omar Torres collection, the Orchid ring is extremely feminine. Vermeil, which means 18 karat rose vermeil over solid sterling silver, is how this ring is so affordable. And catching your eye in the center is an oval brilliant cut 16 by 12 mm lilac pink amethyst, set among four round brilliant cut 2 mm pink tourmaline and 22 round brilliant cut 1.75 mm pink tourmaline gems. It is finished off with two round diamond cut 1.5 mm white sapphires and eight round diamond cut 1.25 mm white sapphires. The setting is just under a ½ inch long and just over one inch wide. Total weights: 6.80 ct of pink amethyst, 0.45 ct of tourmaline and 0.09 ct of sapphires.
Didn’t think you would ever be able to afford a tanzanite ring? The sterling silver Austrian crystal domed ring, the “Tanzanite Delight,” proves you wrong. Part of the Bliss Silver Jewelry Collection, this domed ring is abloom with 110 round shaped 1.3 mm tanzanite-colored and 160 round shaped 1.3 mm violet Austrian crystals. All 270 gems are adhered to the dome setting, so there are no prongs to snag your clothing or come loose. The setting is rhodium plated, polished sterling silver, and is just under a half-inch high.
Silver and gold chains are classic necklaces that every collection should include, but when shopping the clearance racks, look for some fun pieces – like beaded necklaces, which can bring some color up around your face.
Try something bold, like this sterling silver, 20-inch dyed red coral and smoky quartz multi-strand necklace, available at a steal. You will be showing off 85 pear shaped 9 by 14 mm permanent dyed red coral, 170 round bead shaped 6 mm permanent dyed red coral, 241 rondell faceted cut 4 by 5 mm smoky quartz and 400 round 2 mm red beads around your neck. It is a standout piece that is set in sterling silver, so you can be sure it will wear well. The total smoky quartz weight is approximately 361.50 ct. The necklace is 20 inches long and features an S hook closure.
For a beautiful wear-everyday kind of necklace, consider an 18 inch lapis beaded necklace, set in sterling silver. The beautiful blue lapis will work well with a business suit or with blue jeans on a dress down day. Part of the Celebrate Gems Collection, this necklace features 32 bead-shaped 10 mm lapis beads and one 12 mm blue lapis bead at the center of the necklace. Interspersed are eight silver beads. The necklace is secured with a lobster claw clasp, which includes a two-inch extender.
Remember the pearl bracelets your mother wore? Well, they’re back again, as are some new variations on the classic bangle.
Whoever said pearls have to be stodgy? This sterling silver hinged cuff bracelet with cultured white and dyed black cultured freshwater pearls on either end is anything but stodgy. Part of the Anahara Collection, the slim cuff bracelet is made of textured sterling silver with a pearl at each end. It measures 6½ inches long and is hinged in the middle for easy wear. » Read more: Round Out Your Collection With Some Gorgeous Clearance Jewelry