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where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

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where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

Hi all,

Where to buy for friends 21st birthday, special friend.

Was thinking of a piece of jewellery, besides Tiffanys, where else to look?

Anyone have any ideas? Price range under 100 dollars if possible.

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1. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

There are lots of jewelry stores in New York; can you give uis any more information? What kind of jewelry, style, what metal, what stones if any, what kind of piece?

The Clay Pot in Brooklyn has collections from various designers, but I'm not sure how much of their stuff is in your price range, or if any of it will suit your friend.

http://www.clay-pot.com/index.jsp

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2. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

Why not Tiffany's everyone likes the little blue boxes.

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3. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

For under $100, if you want to buy good jewelry (not costume) your options are limited given the current price of gold and silver. You can probably find some gold or silver earrings for that price. Check

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4. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

I suggest you go to the diamond jewelry district in the city. The prices are wholesale and there are hundreds of stores with everything you can imagine for sale. Retail stores (like Tiffany's) mark up their jewelry by at least 250%. You can bargain there and if you pay cash you have more bargaining power. Good luck!

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5. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

For a first-timer, I'd say that the Diamond District might be a little tough for the faint-hearted. You need to be comfortable with haggling, and know what you're looking at. You also need to not have "buyer's remorse."

If that's too stressful, how about a nice piece of jewelry from the Met Museum or MOMA gift shop? They have great jewelry evoking artistic pieces from their collections, and they'll always associate it with NYC. Plus, it combines a museum visit with shopping.

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6. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

Ditch going to the the Diamond District; few merchants there welcome walk-in retail customers and those that do will have virtually nothing for less than $100 (except maybe a gold chain which won't be anything special).

Love queensboulevard's suggestion that you check out some of the museum gift shops. Additional recommendations: the gift shops at the Asia Society, the New York Historical Society, and the Rubin Museum.

http://asiastoreblog.blogspot.com

http://www.nyhistorystore.com

http://www.rmanyc.org/nav/visit

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7. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

Everyone is wearing a Pandora charm bracelet in Connecticut. You can buy additional charms for future occassions online ($50.00 for a sterling silver bracelet; charms are extra) once you return home. To get you started you might contact this place on 5th Avenue. (I haven't bought anything here, I merely offer it as a suggestion):

http://www.badler.com/pandora-landing.htm

Take a look online to see what's what:

http://www.pandora-jewelry.com/

You should be able to stay close to your budget if you stick with sterling silver, but as Whiz said, the prices of gold and silver are wonky lately.

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8. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

Thanks Cockle.

Another great museum shop is the Transit Museum's store in Grand Central Terminal. How about getting your friend a "token" of your affection, like this?

http://tinyurl.com/pfhld2

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9. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

I also like the idea of something from one of the museum shops. The Metmuseum.org has a lot of lovely jewelry.

A lot depends on the style of the recipient. If she's into classic style, I think there are few things more useful than a simple pearl earring, especially if she has pierced ears. For fresh water pearls or cultured pearls, you can certainly find something under $100.

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10. Re: where to buy special piece of jewellery for girls 21 st

I like the museum shop idea too. There's always something unique for a wide range of budgets.