Wholesale Jewelry Sources

Friday, December 29, 2006

Tips In Buying Wholesale Body Jewelry

What should you look for when trying to buy discount body jewelry from wholesale outlets? There are safety issues involved with body jewelry therefore you need to know what materials the body jewelry is made of before purchasing. The most common materials used are 316 LVM stainless steel, titanium, 14 and 18 carat gold, Lucite and Plexiglas.

316 LVM stainless steel is the most popular metal. This stainless steel metal is the same used by surgeons for medical implants and therefore is deemed safe for the body. This metal is a good bet when looking for wholesale body jewelry.

Titanium is lighter than stainless steel but stronger. Titanim is a very strong and durable metal and does not cause a reaction in humans. Surgeons use titanium when performing joint replacement surgery and for inserting pins and rods. Even those with metal allergies or sensitivities can wear titanium which comes in different colors for your body jewelry bling. Therefore, titanium can be a good chose for your body jewelry. You can find grade 2 titanium at outlet prices which is the same grade the surgeons use. Niobium is comparable to titanium but more scare. Sometimes you can purchase niobium at wholesale prices.

Gold, whether it be the 14 or 18 carat variety is always in style and can be found at wholesale outlets. Practice particular care when purchasing gold body jewelry from foreign providers. Different countries have looser restrictions with gold carat classifications. Therefore, an item may claim to be 14 carat gold but in all actuality be of lower quality. Many wholesale body companies use this scam to take advantage of customers and keep their prices down. This will not necessarily hurt your body, but no need to hurt your pocketbook either if you exercise caution.

Wholesale body jewelry outlets carry lots of items made from Lucite and Plexiglas. Normally, these are used for ear pieces and the ends of barbells. Lucite and Plexiglas offer many shapes and colors. Wholesale outlets often carry so many of these items because they have fallen out of vogue for the retail stores. Not a matter of safety just taste.

About the Author
Amber Pierce is a staff writer at Jewelry Digest and is an occasional contributor to several other websites, including Family Review.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tips In Buying Wholesale Body Jewelry

What should you look for when trying to buy discount body jewelry from wholesale outlets? There are safety issues involved with body jewelry therefore you need to know what materials the body jewelry is made of before purchasing. The most common materials used are 316 LVM stainless steel, titanium, 14 and 18 carat gold, Lucite and Plexiglas.

316 LVM stainless steel is the most popular metal. This stainless steel metal is the same used by surgeons for medical implants and therefore is deemed safe for the body. This metal is a good bet when looking for wholesale body jewelry.

Titanium is lighter than stainless steel but stronger. Titanim is a very strong and durable metal and does not cause a reaction in humans. Surgeons use titanium when performing joint replacement surgery and for inserting pins and rods. Even those with metal allergies or sensitivities can wear titanium which comes in different colors for your body jewelry bling. Therefore, titanium can be a good chose for your body jewelry. You can find grade 2 titanium at outlet prices which is the same grade the surgeons use. Niobium is comparable to titanium but more scare. Sometimes you can purchase niobium at wholesale prices.

Gold, whether it be the 14 or 18 carat variety is always in style and can be found at wholesale outlets. Practice particular care when purchasing gold body jewelry from foreign providers. Different countries have looser restrictions with gold carat classifications. Therefore, an item may claim to be 14 carat gold but in all actuality be of lower quality. Many wholesale body companies use this scam to take advantage of customers and keep their prices down. This will not necessarily hurt your body, but no need to hurt your pocketbook either if you exercise caution.

Wholesale body jewelry outlets carry lots of items made from Lucite and Plexiglas. Normally, these are used for ear pieces and the ends of barbells. Lucite and Plexiglas offer many shapes and colors. Wholesale outlets often carry so many of these items because they have fallen out of vogue for the retail stores. Not a matter of safety just taste.


About the Author
Amber Pierce is a staff writer at Jewelry Digest and is an occasional contributor to several other websites, including Family Review.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Wholesale Body Jewelry

Wholesale Body Jewelry By Ross Bainbridge

Jewelry worn on the body has always held a special significance for people. While women wear various types of jewelry like rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, these days men are not far behind. Many men are seen wearing earrings, bracelets and finger rings. Body jewelry has become quite a fad with men and women across the world.

Wholesale, as a term, refers to the price of any product that is sold at a price that is far less than its maximum retail price. Wholesale prices of most products, including wholesale body jewelry, are reserved for people who own stores or are in business. Usually, you are offered a wholesale price only if you offer to buy jewelry above a certain minimum purchase amount. This purchase amount is not fixed, and is decided by the wholesaler. Often purchasing jewelry in a wholesale lot means you will end up with more jewelry than you will ever need for your personal use. Unless you own a store where you intend to sell, or you get a lot of other people interested in buying the same jewelry, bulk purchase is not a feasible option.

However, with many companies selling products online, wholesale body jewelry is within the reach of most consumers, and everyone can buy them at lower than retail costs. With lower transaction costs online, wholesalers can afford to sell smaller lots of jewelry at wholesale rates. You can negotiate and obtain a further discount if your order is large.

An important factor to watch out for is authenticity of the products. Several of the online stores selling wholesale body jewelry usually sell cheap imitations. Checking samples of what you want to buy is a good idea before you buy in bulk.

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Finding The Best Jewelry Wholesale Sources

Finding The Best Jewelry Wholesale Sources

One of the most difficult questions that arise in our mind when we go for purchasing jewelry is where to find jewelry wholesale sources. You need to search for new and better jewelry wholesale sources if you are in the jewelry business or are trying to start a new one. You can find jewelry wholesale sources every where around you in the real market and on the internet. You can get connected to many websites and have loads of information regarding jewelry wholesale using internet.

You may use search engines on the websites to search for the 'jewelry wholesale suppliers' or 'jewelry wholesale companies' and loads of options would be on your computer screen. Internet is the best way to find different wholesalers and that too in a cheap and convenient way.

Then make a list of all the jewelry wholesale sources and store it in file in computer. You can maintain a complete record of your research in spreadsheet or notepad and add the important information about the company such as best prices on certain items, shipping costs, contact information and many more.

Remember to surf on various online auction websites to search for the best deals. There are many online auction websites to choose and surf on. Do a detailed research on all the websites to find the most profitable deal.


About the Author

Greg Culver is the owner of www.theshoppinggalaxy.com. For information and articles on great shopping ideas go to: www.theshoppinggalaxy.com

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Purchase of Jewelery in Wholesale

It is quite easy to buy jewelry in wholesale these days. You can buy any type of jewelry you desire at very competitive prices as internet gives you the access to all wholesale jewelry companies and you have to choose the best among them that fits your needs. There are two types of jewelry stores online. Firstly, there are online jewelry stores that sell jewelry at retail prices although the price of the jewelry may be slightly discounted. Secondly, there are wholesale companies that sell jewelry at wholesale prices cheaper than retail rates.

To search for purchase directories of wholesale companies just use a search engine like Google to find the type of jewelry you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for an engagement ring at a wholesale price, simply type 'engagement ring wholesale' into the search box of the search engine. You will get a load of list containing wholesalers who sell engagement rings but remember that some wholesaler's will only sell in bulk. So if you just want to buy one engagement ring then wholesalers are not for you. Still if you search you could find many companies that will sell you even an individual piece.

You need follow several steps when dealing with an online wholesale company. There are many online companies that advertise that their jewelry is 'authentic' and remember to read the sales copy carefully. You must educate yourself quickly about the company, its policies and procedures. The sites that contain words like 'gold plated' or 'realistic' indicates that the jewelry isn't gold or that the stones are fake and are not diamonds.

Check whether company has a refund or exchange policy or 100% money back guarantee so that you can refund your money if you are not satisfied with the products that you have purchased, or the products are of inferior quality than you expected.

Even if you are using eBay to find jewelry wholesale prices make sure that you are dealing with a reputable person or company and check the seller's feedback and ratings on the site. EBay recommends all its users to use the escrow service even if you have to pay the escrow fees yourself as purchasing jewelry is a sensitive purchasing.

The next best thing to jewelry wholesale purchasing is to become a member of a club. The other way of purchasing is to join a discount club, like Sam's if you are not interested in buying online. You can find highly discounted jewelry in such stores.

To read more articles by Greg Culver, check out www.myentertainmentarena.com

About Author

Greg Culver is the owner of www.youronlineshoppingsite.com a website devoted to providing articles on online and offline shopping information.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Wholesale sterling silver jewelry Insider Secrets

Have you seen similar wholesale silver jewelry sold at price difference of two to three times from different retailers? Have you ever wondered how retailers mark up the jewelry after they get them from the venders? Here we will show you the wholesale trading secrets of sterling silver jewelry.

Price per gram The most important piece of information for determining the price of a piece of sterling silver jewelry is the price per gram of the silver. This is the fundamental raw material cost of a piece of sterling silver jewelry due to the fact that silver is considered a precious metal. For instance, the price for silver is $9.5 per ounce, the price per gram is determined by dividing the price per ounce by 31.5, which is 30 cents. Therefore, the cost for the raw material for a 5 gram wedding band ring is roughly $1.5. Some might wonder why people would pay $30 for a silver wedding ring when the silver only cost $1.5. The followings will explain the difference.

Labor cost To turn raw material into finished goods, it involves a great deal of processing cost. The metal itself has to be melted, molded and cast, polished and assembled. Most of the times, silver jewelry is accented with various stones, the costs for setting the stones are also a major part of the total cost for jewelry, especially for jewelry that requires high level of craftsmanship.

Other materials Also, the costs for any additional material are added to the jewelry. For instance, a pair silver pearl dangle earrings that has two cultural fresh water pearls with rhodium finish should cost double the price of the silver to make because of the cost of the pearl and rhodium. Note that rhodium is even more expensive than silver itself and it is high tarnish resistant.

Shipping cost Many styles of jewelry are imported from other countries because of difference in availability of raw materials such as stones and also the specialties in making some particular styles. Hence the shipping cost of transporting is also part of the cost. Usually, for imported sterling silver jewelry, the shipping cost can amount to 10% of what it costs to make the jewelry themselves.

Custom Duties For the same reasons, imported jewelry incurs duties at the custom. This is a cost that normal consumers are not aware of but it can also increase the price of sterling silver jewelry for 5% to 10%.

Price fluctuations Some sterling silver jewelry trader, especially wholesaler would associate the price of the jewelry with the current silver price. Therefore, the price of a piece of sterling silver jewelry might be different from month to month, and even day to day in the case of wholesale.

Business Overhead Just like any other business, the sales have to cover also the overhead of running the business. Normal overhead costs are employees' salaries, rent, utilities and breakage.

Profit Of course, the price you pay includes the profit for the sellers.

By knowing the above facts, you can make much more informed decisions when buying wholesale sterling silver jewelry and most importantly, avoid scams. There are occasions when people make fake silver jewelry and sell them at a very low price. If you know how to determine the cost of a piece of silver jewelry, you won't buy into deals where they offer you a price that is lower than the normal cost of real sterling silver jewelry.


About the Author
Greg Peterson got his MBA from MIT business school and is now working as marketing manager for jewelry distributors featuring wholesale sterling silver jewelry and wholesale hip hop jewelry featuring cubic zirconia stones.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Wholesale Jewelry Trade Secrets #1

Wholesale Jewelry Trade Secrets #1


The #1 trade secret that jewelry stores don't want you to know is that the weight of the gold in gold jewelry makes up the majority of its cost. This rule applies to all precious metal jewelry, including silver and platinum. In the US, jewelry is weighed in grams. Some jewelry stores display the actual weight of each piece, while others do not.

Why don't some jewelry stores want you to know the actual weight? Because the easiest way to make gold jewelry cheaper is to use less gold and make it lighter. The main problem with using less gold is that the jewelry will usually be weaker and more likely to bend. Some jewelry stores that do not display the weight say that "fine jewelry" is not sold by the weight. Jewelry stores are not supermarkets, right?

How can this secret help you to make better decisions buying jewelry? Whenever you are shopping for precious metal jewelry, the first thing you should figure out is the price per gram. The average price per gram that we have found at the mall is $28 per gram for 14k gold, $36 per gram for 18k gold, $3 per gram for silver, and $75 per gram for platinum.

Knowing the price per gram will help you compare apples to apples. It is easy to compare prices for two gold bracelets if they are the same weight, style, and quality. But this is hardly the case.

Most jewelry stores have very similar items that differ greatly by weight and price. So in order to compare apples to apples, you must find the price per

gram at each store. As long as the quality and style are similar, the store with

the lower price per gram is always a better value. By negotiating with a sales

person based on price per gram, the sales person will know that you are a

knowledgeable jewelry buyer that cannot be duped.

The price per gram concept also applies to diamonds. All diamonds over $1000 should

come with a GIA certificate rating. When comparing two diamonds of the same rating,

the lower price is always a better value.

Trade Secret #1 Summary [X] Weight of jewelry determines value [X] Retailers purchase precious metal jewelry priced per gram, so should you. [X] In order to compare apples to apples, always figure out the price per gram


About the Author
Eugenia Bivines, MO USA Publishing information to help increase your bottom line by way of free resources for wholesale jewelry.