Last week, we talked about the decision to start a fine jewelry collection, and maybe starting with a pair of earrings you absolutely love. And the reason we say “absolutely love” is because that’s rule number one when shopping for fine jewelry in the DC area: you’d better love it. Just as with art, you don’t want to buy something because you think it might be worth money some day; you’re the one who has to live with and wear it, so what sense does it make to let it sit in a box?
Many women feel comfortable starting with pieces that are purely metal—chains, bracelets, earrings. Gold is the most common, but if you prefer white metal, sterling silver is an affordable choice that is used in a wide variety of designs. Platinum is a pricier white metal option.
It’s understandable that women may not want to buy themselves diamonds (although we maintain there’s nothing wrong with it!), but contemporary fine gemstone jewelry with blue sapphires, rubies, emeralds, or pearls are beautiful gems that can add some pop to that metal. You’ll no doubt see much you like when you shop pawn shops in Northern Virginia, and we at Loudoun Jewelry on Maple Avenue are happy to help you choose something to start your collection that you will love.