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  • Writer's pictureGlenda Craddock

Where to Buy Cheap Jewelry That Won't Tarnish in Chesapeake?

You might have purchased cheap jewelry in the past. It's totally understandable. Maybe you saw a pair of hoop earrings that looked really nice...at least, they might have looked nice when they were brand new in the store. Maybe you were short on accessories for special occasions and bought a few last-minute items, like tennis bracelets or dainty necklaces, in hopes that the cheap jewelry would be sufficient for a nice night out. If you have much experience with buying jewelry in a lower price range, you've likely had at least some of your affordable pieces tarnish or wear out. It's a common problem, but the good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on jewelry in order to get high quality, gorgeous earrings and other nice pieces that won't tarnish. As jewelry enthusiasts in Hampton Roads who are on a budget know, Greenbrier Pawn is the best place to buy fine pieces for lower prices. Come see us, and we'll show you best selling women and men's jewelry that holds up well but isn't expensive at all. In fact, we offer a wide range of prices, but one thing is true about all of our inventory...it's cheaper than what you'll find at the mall jewelry stores.


Why Does Cheap Jewelry Tarnish?

Jewelry is made from many different metals. A lot of the cheaper jewelry you buy is made from copper, brass, or aluminum. These metals all tend to tarnish rather quickly. What causes the tarnishing? Jewelry tarnishes when it comes in contact with moisture and oxygen. Basically, when your jewelry comes in contact with things like lotion, makeup, body oils, sweat, perfume or lotion, it can be very prone to tarnishing, particularly if it's made from a cheap metal.


Of course, there are a few things you can do to prevent your cheap jewelry from tarnishing as quickly. Cleaning your jewelry regularly and making sure it's completely dry will help. Additionally, things like taking your jewelry off before applying lotion can help, too. However, even though there are different ways to slow down the process of tarnishing, it will usually happen at some point with jewelry made from cheaper metals. If you buy quality pieces made from metals like gold, you can avoid this problem.



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How to Buy Jewelry That Doesn't Tarnish

Are you tired of your pendant necklaces, stackable rings, and other items from your jewelry box tarnishing? If you're like many jewelry enthusiasts, you might be realistic about what you're getting at an affordable price point, but you probably don't like the look of tarnished jewelry. Luckily, it's entirely possible to buy jewelry that will not tarnish.


For one thing, be aware that although sterling silver can tarnish, it's less likely than with other metals. 925 sterling silver, in particular, is a good choice if you're looking for cheap jewelry that won't tarnish quickly. 925 sterling silver is 92.5% silver. This type of sterling silver jewelry is generally cheaper than comparable gold jewelry (unless it has more expensive semi-precious stones or diamonds), but if you take good care of it, tarnishing shouldn't happen...or at least, your piece should last for much longer before this is a concern. Sterling silver is often a good choice if you're looking for a few pieces at an accessible price point, particularly if they aren't pieces that you expect to wear every day. If you'd like to add new pieces of sterling silver jewelry to your collection -- such as sterling silver earrings or sterling silver rings -- Greenbrier Pawn should be your top pick.


If you would like to buy jewelry that doesn't tarnish at all, there are a few high-quality options. One obvious choice is gold. White gold, yellow gold, and rose gold do not tarnish. Plus, gold jewelry looks great and holds its value well. If you are looking for a great place to buy gold jewelry for a budget-friendly price, come see us at Greenbrier Pawn. We can help with your engagement ring, wedding ring, or any other gold jewelry that you want to buy!


There are other metal types that you don't have to worry about tarnishing with, too. Stainless steel and platinum are both good choices as well.


Where is the Best Place to Buy Cheap Jewelry That Holds Up?

If you're ready to add some new jewelry to your collection but don't want to worry about tarnishing, we invite you to visit us at Greenbrier Pawn Shop & Jewelry. We are your go-to pawn and jewelry store for high-quality jewelry of all different types, from minimalist designs to timeless pieces to statement pieces and more. We've been in the jewelry business for decades and are here to serve you!


If you are looking for the best deal on cheap jewelry that suits your personal style -- without worrying about buying pieces that will turn your skin green or start looking old and tarnished quickly -- then you should know that Greenbrier Pawn is one of the best places to shop. We offer great deals six days a week, and our friendly staff are more than happy to assist you with every step of picking out and buying your jewelry pieces. You can always count on us for the best quality and the best deals.



Good-Quality Cheap Jewelry in Chesapeake



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