I read an article a few months ago that indicated jewelry stores discount their product most deeply during certain months. January, March, April, July, August, and September. Months without a “holiday”/celebration built-in. During the “holiday/celebration months, a markup might precede a sale mark down. Better to entice us to buy for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and the big end of year religious holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) Sometimes retailers throw in  June as celebratory month for Father’s Day and weddings/proposals.  agrees on the best months to buy jewelry. And a article attributed this quote to Ken Gassman, founder and president of the Jewelry Industry Research Institute: “most jewelers generate one-third of their annual revenues and almost 100 percent of their annual profits in two months (February and May).” And that most jewelers make their yearly profits during the year-end holidays.

Supposedly, jewelers are eager to make sales in non-gift giving months. So, I decided to check out the theory for you. At an online merchant, a department store and a brick and mortar jewelry store.

Jewelry makes nice gifts for most occasions, no? Sorry, guys, I didn’t find anything for you this round.

At the department store, Macy’s, a 14K White Gold Prestige Unity Diamond pendant catches my eye immediately. Not Frugalista pricing unless you go in for the group buy. However, an excellent price at $399. Regular price: $1,000.

Macy has loads of costume jewelry (average regular price, $32)—rings, necklaces and earrings, for 50% off.

Go here for the full listing of all 530 jewelry sale items. *NOTE THE EXTRA 20%, listed for some items, ends today, 7/22/12. However, these are still great sale prices without the 20%.  They have been known to extend.  However, if you need a jewelry gift and want to make it phenomenal, get over there. (Right after you read this post!)

Avalonia Agate bracelet – Macy’s

The Avalonia Road Sterling Silver multi-color Fire Agate bracelet is bright enough for spring outfits. And, the more somber/darker colors help it transition into the fall.  Originally $90 and on sale for $18! A green fire Agate also available for $20.                      

Jessica Simpson bracelet – Macy’s

Your Gen X or Y recipient might appreciate the Jessica Simpson 3 row oval bead gold tone bracelet. Regular $48, now $24.     The X or Y’er, or a late teen, might also dig the $50 Charter Club necklace. Get it for $25 with an *extra 20% off (Code EXTRA). The Hematite and Grey Cultured Freshwater Pearl bracelet might be a make a great gift for these recipients as well. Regularly $60, on sale for $29, with an *extra 20% off.

Eliot Danori Chandelier Earrings – Macy’s

For the female exec who has many after-five functions, the Eliot Danori Antique Glare Chandlier Earrings might elicit a brilliant smile. Regularly $60, your score them for $30, eliciting your own brilliant smile.    

Victoria Townsend Sapphire and Topaz Ring – Macy’s

The Victoria Townsend 18K Gold over sterling sapphire and White Topaz ring could probably grace a finger of many of your recipients. This $150 beauty is now $30, with an *extra 20% off.
Including the bargain above, Macy’s has 35 eye-catching rings under $30. They also offer a few high dollar rings for 65%, and more, off. Like this Cultured Freshwater Pearl and White Topaz Sterling Silver Ring on sale for $64 from original price of $200. 

Cultured Freshwater Pearl and White Topaz Ring – Macy’s


Berlini Filigree Heart Necklace – Macy’s

Perhaps your recipient likes the ideas of charms, but the bracelet not so much? Gift the Giani Bernini sterling Silver Filigree Heart Charm Necklace. Delicate and distinctive. Originally $170, now $34, plus an *EXTRA 20% off.   


Know someone who loves Amethyst stones or the color purple? They’ll love your gift of the Victoria Townsend Sterling Silver Amethyst Oval pendant. Originally $130.00, now $40, plus and EXTRA 20% off. At that price, you might also consider the Townsend Amethyst and White Topaz stud earrings at the same price. Or, have a friend or relative complete the set.                            

Townsend Amethyst oval pendant – Macy’s

Townsend Amethyst earrings – Macy’s


Kenneth Cole gold and hematite leaf bracelet – Macy’s

The Kenneth Cole New York gold and hematite plated leaf braceletmight be a fit for the more avant garde woman. Orig $95,

Kenneth Cole gold and hematite leaf necklace – Macy’s

on sale for $47.50.                                                                                              

The matching necklace sells for $68 from its original $135.00     

And if the group gift presentation is possible, the matching Shaky Chandelier Earrings are on sale for $17.50 from the original $35.   

Kenneth Cole gold and hematite shaky chandelier earrings – Macy’s

Again, for memorable Frugalista Gift presentation, find the full listing of all 530 jewelry sale items here.

It’s so eclectic and varied that if you want jewelry as a gift, you will find something.  At a great Frugalista Gift price

Happy Frugalista shopping!



© DLewis 2012


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