New York, as one of the fashion capitals of the world, gives you plenty of options when it comes to buying jewelry wholesale. Get acquainted with the city by traveling around the boroughs looking for the best jewelry discounts. This should be an easy task for anyone who wants to explore N.Y.C. and take the time to get exactly what she wants.
Call ahead to Richard Cannon Wholesale jewelry (rcjewelry; 800-449-4722; 576 Fifth Ave., Suite 200-B, New York, NY 10036) and schedule an appointment to see the jewelry. The store is located in downtown Manhattan, near more jewelers.
Travel uptown to Treasure Jewelry (treasurejewelry.com; 212-736-9450; 134 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001). It's a large store in the Garment District that welcome walk-ins.
Head a few blocks down to Jewelry Galore (jewelrygalore.com; 212-594-3183; 1220 Broadway, New York, NY 10001). It offers a large selection of upscale and up-to-date jewelry.
Make arrangements to meet with people, face-to-face. Buying jewelry wholesale over the phone or online can be risky because of the high turnover in the business.
Don't be afraid to walk around. Most jewelry shops are located in the western 20 and southern 20 blocks of Manhattan (the "West 20" and "Lower 20") so traveling between shops doesn't take much time.
Remember the prices of items as you go from shop to shop. All of the wholesale jewelers in Manhattan want to undercut their competitors, so haggle from place to place to get the best deal.
Remember that wholesale jewelers often have a minimum -- up to $100 -- so be prepared to spend.
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