Jewelry Specials: Why Wait for Cyber Monday or Black Friday?

Jewelry Specials: Why Wait for Cyber Monday or Black Friday? Jewelry Specials: Why Wait for Cyber Monday or Black Friday?

It’s that time of the year. Once again, both online and traditional media will be flooding consumers with Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials. These after Thanksgiving Day events have almost become tradition. While neither Black Friday nor Cyber Monday are official holidays, they sometimes feel as if they are.

However, not all great deals are limited to these extremely popular shopping days. For shoppers looking for great jewelry ideas, here are two online deals that are year-round:

Made in silver, here’s a ladies’ Ombre Blue Topaz Bracelet. Three shades of blue are provided by Sky Blue Topaz, Swiss Blue Topaz, and London Blue Topaz (40 cttw). Selling for $399.98 (plus $4.49 shipping), it’s a beautiful gift for the luxury jewelry fan in your life.

If you like stylish handmade jewelry that is relatively simple, here are some 1 3/8-inch Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Earrings. There’s a choice between Labradorite, Blue Topaz, Rainbow Moonstone as the center gemstone for each pair.  Priced at $89.95 (plus $4.49 shipping), these silver French wire earrings are affordable as well as stunning.

The History Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Start of Christmas Shopping

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day, which always falls on the fourth Thursday in November, has been regarded as the start of the annual Christmas shopping season. Many retailers nationwide open early on Friday. However, in recent years major retailers such as Target and Kohl’s have opened as early as midnight. Many have also started opening at five or six o’clock on Thanksgiving Day.

The concept of Cyber Monday was created to help persuade consumers to shop online. Exclusive deals are offered online in order to compete with traditional retailers’ Black Friday offerings. Clothing and shoes are among the most popular items sold on Cyber Monday, while Black Friday is known for selling a lot of appliances, cutlery and kitchen gadgets. Online stores also may “leak” out their deals as a way to help generate publicity. Sales are not necessarily limited to just Monday, and may go on for an entire week.

According to The New York Times, more and more consumers are utilizing smartphone or computer apps to compare and buy Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Extensive research helps ensure that you’re actually getting a bargain. Also for many, shopping from home is a pleasant alternative to battling extensive crowds trying to get to limited quantities of the year’s hot products.

Sources: Wikipedia, USA Today, The New York Times

 
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