Buying jewelry at a pawn shop can be a scavenger hunt. Just like shopping at any secondhand or thrift-type store, the inventory is ever-changing and you never know what you might find.
That's the double-edged sword of jewelry shopping at estate sales, pawn shops, and the like. If you have a Pinterest board full of dream rings and a style already in mind, rummaging through secondhand stores with limited inventory isn't your best bet.
Technology is fickle. The newest, best gadget becomes obsolete faster than you can master its function. Sometimes it's hard to rationalize buying the newest phone, computer or smart watch, much less find a good reason to invest in protecting it.
Well, actually, the first smartwatch (as we know them) was really the Sony SmartWatch, which debuted a full two years before Apple’s version. Then we had Pebble ... and Samsung Galaxy Gear ... and Moto 360 ... and Samsung Gear S ... and THEN we had the Apple Watch.
Scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feed and you won’t get far without seeing something about wearable technology.
According to Gartner Inc., an information technology and research advisory firm, wearable purchases are set to increase 16% in 2016, with smartwatches specifically predicted to increase a whopping 66%.
Shopping for watches can be overwhelming. We would like to put a watch on our holiday list, but with so many styles to choose from, we're overwhelmed. Maybe you’re having the same struggles, or need a gift idea for someone else.
Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your options and find a watch that suits your style.
Open up your jewelry box and what do you see? A plethora of earrings, a few trinkets and mementos, Grandma’s earrings, a pearl necklace, a couple watches, assorted bracelets, the list goes on. It would be easy to say, “Insure it all!” But really, must you?