Jewelry analyst Ken Gassman predicts wholesale jewelry deals will be around until next year, when wholesale prices start to affect end-users. November and December witness approximately 30% surge in wholesale jewelry purchases each year. Here are some wholesale jewelry shopping tips for three types of wholesale jewelry consumers.
Investment Shopping on Wholesale Jewelry
For retailers and individuals alike, diamonds and the “big three” colored gemstones(rubies, sapphires, and emeralds) are the most expensive and certainly the most luxurious stones. Since they cost hundreds and thousands of dollars in the market, it is important to make sure that you get what you are paying for. This means asking a lot of questions about treatment and quality. Hiring a gemologist is also advisable to appraise the wholesale jewelry before finalizing a purchase.
Wholesale Jewelry Shopping Based on Color
Expensive wholesale jewelry isn’t really the best bet if the main concerns for your jewelry are fashion and style – in particular, colors. Gassman states that there are basically no standards when it comes to colored gemstones, but it is typical that red, blue, and green stones would cost more than your average gemstone. These perennially favored colors are the most coveted gems, but there are other wholesale jewelry gemstones that are perfect alternatives for their price and value. Some examples would be peridot, spinel, or tanzanite, instead of emeralds, rubies, or sapphires.
Bargain Wholesale Jewelry Shopping
Budget-savvy wholesale jewelry shoppers are in luck this season as many midrange retailers are expected to offer discounts on wholesale jewelry products. Because these jewelry stores need to move more inventory than others, promotions are expected to increase as the season approaches. CERIJewelry.com, an online wholesale jewelry supplier, is currently offering 70 styles of wholesale rings with a 30% discount on factory price.