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  • Writer's pictureGlenda Craddock

Fine Jewelry vs. Costume Jewelry: Why Buy the Real Thing?

When you're shopping for jewelry -- whether for a special moment, or simply because you're ready to add the newest addition to your accessory collection -- you have many options to choose from. There's a lot of costume jewelry out there that's fairly cheap and stylish...there's no doubt about that. Then, of course, there is fine jewelry that is made from precious metals, valuable gemstones, etc. You could be wondering why you should bother with buying fine jewelry, since there are a lot of pretty and cute costume jewelry options. There are lots of reasons to buy the real thing...including the reasons below. Luckily, there is a great jewelry store and pawn shop that can help you with your fine jewelry purchase -- Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry in Virginia Beach.


Fine Jewelry Isn't Always Expensive | Save at Hilltop Pawn & Jewelry

A lot of people opt for costume jewelry because they assume that jewelry with higher-end metals, natural gemstones, semi-precious stones and/or diamonds will be outside of their budget. It's true...fine jewelry is often more expensive than costume jewelry. Still, don't make the mistake of assuming that you always have to spend a lot of money to buy the real thing. At Hilltop Pawn, fine jewelry can be had for a great price. Plus, we always have new arrivals in stock, so you never know what kind of long necklace, Art Deco vintage piece, charm bracelets, or other unique style you will find when you're here. We'd love to help you save money on real jewelry!


Enjoy an Upscale Look With Fine Jewelry

You likely have nice costume jewelry in your jewelry collection, and there's no argument that some fashion necklaces and other costume jewelry look great. However, if you'd like to make a truly lasting impression, why not skip the costume jewelry pieces and look for higher-end pieces? Higher-end base metals like platinum or 18K gold have a high-end look that can't be replicated by sterling silver, nickels or alloys. Statement necklaces with real, natural diamonds or other precious and semi-precious gemstones simply have a more dazzling look than most fashion jewelry. If you're looking for an extra ring, earring set, bracelet set, or watch brand that will really make your outfit pop, come check out the dazzling fine jewelry here at Hilltop Pawn.


Pearl ring

​Avoid Allergic Reactions & Issues With Real Fine Jewelry

A lot of cheap jewelry causes allergic reactions and skin irritations for wearers. From clip-on earrings to necklaces and much more, you may find that going with real jewelry made from sterling silver, gold, or platinum will help you avoid these problems.


Buy Jewelry That Holds Its Value With Fine Jewelry

You won't be able to resell your fine jewelry for what you paid for it in most cases...that's true. Still, fine jewelry does often hold its value more than costume jewelry does, and pawn and jewelry stores like Hilltop Pawn will purchase your unwanted pieces for top dollar. For some, buying fine jewelry and luxury timepieces can be seen as a bit of an investment.


As you can see, if you are shopping for the perfect piece of jewelry -- whether for a special occasion or everyday use -- you should consider fine jewelry instead of costume jewelry. Whether you're looking for diamond earrings to give to someone as a perfect gift, a pair of hoop earrings to rock with your everyday look, or an engagement ring for the love of your life, there's no reason to visit a different store! Hilltop Pawn has a great selection and great deals! We also offer all of the other jewelry store services you need...we will buy your fine jewelry, make a pawn loan on your fine and semi-fine jewelry or other eligible merchandise (such as a long gun, short gun, or electronics), or help you with jewelry repair!


Gold bracelet

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