Inexpensive jewelry is one of our shopping weaknesses, so naturally, we have a lot of experience in what looks luxurious (even when it isn’t!) and the telltale signs of low quality. Since we figure you might enjoy budget bauble shopping as much as we do, we thought we’d share our top five tips to keep in mind next time you pick up an affordable piece of jewelry.
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Too-shiny metal is a dead giveaway of inexpensive materials. Instead, opt for pieces that have slightly darker coloring.
A blingy bib necklace may seem like an easy way to dress up an otherwise boring outfit, but they can feel a bit common and cheap. When picking a statement necklace, look for geometric chokers, sculptural pieces, or pieces with vintage charm.