Jewelry makes a statement for both men and women. It can indicate love (picture lockets), marital status (wedding and engagement rings) membership in clubs (tie tacks and stick pins), or thanks for a job well done (watches and charms), But jewelry can also mean nothing more than “I like this piece; it’s pretty.” And for those pieces, shopping is a lot of fun! It’s amazing the number of places one can find signature pieces, eye-catching necklaces, romantic bracelets or a new charm for the bracelet. When you’re looking for that special item to complete your outfit, consider these shopping options.

ONLINE

Few people have the hours to brick and mortar shop looking for just the right piece. But they can easily visit this website or that and scroll through the offerings in their free time. Today’s websites have up close photos with various angles available. They typically offer generous shipping terms and returns. This takes the scary out of online shopping and makes it a viable way to shop for your own special pieces or one to use as a gift.

CRAFT SHOWS

More than ever before, craft shows are more artsy than ultra crafty. With that in mind determined shoppers can find unique, affordable necklaces, pendants, rings and bracelets at arts and craft shows around the country. When they find a specific vendor they especially like, they’re free to find other shows they’ll be attending or they can then become an online shopper at that point, assured of the quality seen in person.

CATALOGS

Catalogs have long been an excellent way for buyers to shop for clothing, shoes and jewelry at their leisure. Much like the internet, consumers can take their time and page through the catalogs when they have time on their hands. While catalogs often don’t have the close up clarity one can find with internet photos, they’re still a good representation of the item and what it would look like with various outfits.

Consumers today have any number of options to shop for jewelry. Whether you’re giving as a gift to a loved one, sending it through the mail to your mom three states over, or just getting it to go with your cute little black dress, you can find just the right item to make your outfit pop, your mom smile or the girlfriend melt into your arms.