Beware of buying jewellery while on holiday!

Nobody likes to get ripped off,  but imagine how bad you would feel if this happened while on your honeymoon or holiday? What would have been great memories, gets ruined by some devious person who parted you from your money while you were off guard and in holiday mode!

A few simple tips can help you avoid getting stung:

Plan before you go – Prior to leaving decide what you really want to come back with. Know what you want and what you can afford to spend.

Check out if the business has Social Media accounts – Company pages on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Google+ are all signs of a real business. On these pages you will be able to read what people are saying about this company. Reputable businesses will have many social accounts because they want to get noticed and stay connected to their customers. Non reputable businesses often don’t even have a website!

Another thing to keep in mind about shopping for jewelry on holiday: You may have to pay taxes on it when you return home. Check your home duty free allowances. The money you saved on tax free purchases might vanish as import duty!

Check out this video showing several “deals” that were not so good!
http://www.today.com/money/jewels-purchased-vacation-destinations- may-be-overpriced-t12481

Transformable Jewellery

Multi use designs are now making jewellery much more versatile than ever. With rings that match your outfit to a tiara that becomes a pendant, transformable jewellery gives the wearer the power of choice.

Fine jewellers are now realising that their customers’ want to get more for their money and to wear their jewels in more ways than one.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/jewellery/62594/transformable- jewellery.html

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Lollipop Transformer earrings in 18-carat yellow gold with white diamonds and sapphires, £17,300, can be fastened together and worn as a bracelet http://www.sybaritejewellery.com