When someone mentions iced out jewellery, the first thing that may come to your mind is rappers and A-list celebrities wearing glamorous, sparkling chains, bracelets and rings that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. But iced out jewellery doesn’t need to break the bank. From heavy iced out Miami Cuban link chains to sparkling gem-set pendants, it’s fairly easy to achieve the same look as these rappers and celebrities at just a fraction of the price. All you need is a few tips and tricks on what to look out for! In this blog post, we discuss how to shop for iced out jewellery on a budget...

Shop For Cubic Zirconia

Also known as “lab-made diamonds”, cubic zirconia is a popular alternative to diamonds, particularly with iced out jewellery. Cubic zirconia is far cheaper than natural diamonds and can be produced to a very high standard as it’s made in a controlled environment. In fact, even most experts will struggle to tell the difference between cubic zirconia and natural diamonds with the naked eye. Whereas an iced out belcher chain set with natural VS1 diamonds may cost upwards of £20,000, it’s likely that you’ll be able to find a cubic zirconia equivalent for less than £5,000.

Shop For 9ct Gold

9ct gold is a great option for anyone looking for affordable iced out jewellery. It offers the perfect middle-ground for people that don’t want to splash out on 14ct or 18ct but want something more than cheap gold-plated costume pieces. In addition, as 9ct gold is made from 37.5% pure gold and 62.5% alloyed metals, it also tends to be more durable than 14ct or 18ct gold. What’s more, 9ct gold is a perfect choice for iced out pieces, as the contrasting colour will really make the stones sparkle!

Buy Online

More often than not, you’ll find the best jewellery deals online. However, it can still be very useful to visit a physical jewellery store to browse and try on pieces in-person. This is guaranteed to help you get a better idea of what kind of iced out piece you want to buy and also allows you to have any questions answered by a jewellery specialist. Once you know what you want, we’d recommend going online and trying to find the iced out pendant or style that you want for the best price.  Why not check out our ultimate guide to buying jewellery online for some of our tips and tricks?

Consider Finance Options

Finance can be your best friend when it comes to buying iced out jewellery. Instead of making one big payment, you can spread the cost of your purchase over the space of 6-12 months without paying any interest. Of course, not only is this less of a strain on your bank account, but it also allows you to afford a more expensive piece that really makes the statement you were looking for! There’s also alternative finance options such as 90-day layaway services; this requires a 25% deposit to hold the item before paying off the remaining balance over the next 3 months. Once you’ve paid in full, your item(s) will be dispatched with next day delivery.

Educate Yourself

Knowing what to look for really does go a long way. Taking the time to read blogs and other informational content about iced out jewellery can make it easier for you to notice any warning signs that a jeweller shouldn’t be trusted. For example, if you see an iced out gold chain for less than £200 then chances are it’s gold-plated at most; in some cases it may simply be made of stainless steel or another cheap metal.  As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can save money on iced out jewellery. Do you have any other tips on tricks for buying iced out jewellery on a budget? Why not let us know on Facebook or Instagram?