A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Jewelry: Tips and Tricks for First-Time Buyers



Have you ever thought about buying jewelry? Or perhaps you’ve been on the hunt for a new piece, but aren’t sure where to start? If this sounds like you, then I have some good news: You’re in luck! Jewelry is one of the most popular types of fashion accessories and has become increasingly accessible to all types of consumers. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever before to find something beautiful and affordable–and best of all: It doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg! In this post, we’ll teach you everything there is about shopping for your very first piece (including tips for getting started on your quest).

Take a test drive.

If you’re just starting your jewelry collection, take a test drive. That means trying on rings, earrings and bracelets as you go about your day. You can even try on necklaces or watches if you want to see what they look like around your neck or wrist. You’ll find that it’s easier to buy jewelry when you’re relaxed and not rushed–so try not to worry about whether this will work for your budget or lifestyle (or whatever other reasons might be keeping from buying).

When trying out different styles of jewelry:

  • Go in with an open mind! You don’t always have to buy something expensive because it looks good; sometimes less expensive pieces are still worth investing in because they fit better with other pieces in the same collection (and vice versa). For example: If one necklace doesn’t match up well with another piece then maybe lean towards purchasing something else instead? Or perhaps even more than one piece? It all depends on how much money we have available at any given time.

Try on jewelry when you’re relaxed, not rushed.

The best way to get an accurate assessment of how the jewelry looks on you is to try it on in a relaxed environment. You don’t want to be rushed and stressed, which can make it difficult to get a good look at your outfit and assess the quality of what you’re wearing.

If possible, try on the pieces in natural light–not harsh sunlight or artificial light (like fluorescent bulbs). If this isn’t possible, ask an employee for help getting dressed so that they can observe how each piece fits as well as judge its quality and durability.

Consider your hands and ears.

When it comes to buying babylon jewelry, there are certain aspects of your life that will impact your decision. If you wear a lot of rings, consider getting a ring with a wide band so that it won’t be too heavy and cause irritation in your skin. If you wear earrings often and find them uncomfortable or irritating when they get caught on things or rub against one another while wearing them, then opt for lightweight pairs instead.

If these tips don’t seem helpful enough–and we know they aren’t–there are other things to consider before buying any piece of jewelry:

  • Does the piece fit into my lifestyle? A lot of people prefer wearing necklaces over bracelets because they’re more portable but still have some style appeal; others like wearing both types interchangeably depending on what mood strikes them at any given time (and sometimes even if there’s nothing happening!). A good rule-of-thumb would be asking yourself whether this particular piece fits into your daily routine as much as possible so that no matter how busy life gets later down the road (or after dinner), this one purchase won’t end up being harder than necessary!

Select a setting that matches your lifestyle.

A setting is a piece of jewelry that holds the gemstone or other precious stone. The most common settings for gemstones are diamonds, pearls and rubies.

It’s important to match the setting to your lifestyle because it will give you a sense of style and make sure that your jewelry looks good on you. If you have small hands or wrists, then try using something with smaller stones in it (like teardrops). On the other hand if you have broad shoulders then consider using something with more bulky stones like pearls or emeralds which will add extra bling to any outfit!

Don’t be afraid to ask for help from the salesperson at your local jewelry store.

If you’re new to buying jewelry, don’t be afraid to ask for help from the salesperson at your local jewelry store. There is nothing wrong with asking questions! If you’re unsure about something, they can always point out what kinds of metals will work best for each piece of jewelry or even advise on which stones are worth investing in.

If you don’t know anyone who owns or sells jewelry (or if they don’t want to share their knowledge), consider asking family members and friends for recommendations. You might even get lucky enough to find someone who has experience with setting stones into rings or bracelets and could recommend some good shops nearby!

You should also consider contacting a professional jeweler if there’s something specific you need help with–for example: does this ring go with my personality? Are these earrings too big/too small/not long enough? Is this necklace too heavy? It might seem intimidating at first but an experienced eye can really make all the difference when buying new pieces of goldsmithing artistry!


We hope this guide has helped you to feel more confident about shopping for the perfect piece of jewelry. Remember to take your time and try on as many pieces as possible—the more options, the better! And remember: Once you find what you love, don’t keep it a secret! Share pictures and stories with friends on social media so they can see how gorgeous and stylish their new baubles look next to theirs.