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judith ripka jewelry

Need someone to enlighten me re. Judith Ripka's jewelry . Why is it so pricey? Her pieces are lovely but in my opinion somewhat overpriced. Please advise why I am wrong.

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

You're not. Her pieces are WAY overpriced. Especially for those pieces that are just sterling, no precious stones. Most of her pieces are big and gaudy as well. Definitely not for petite tastes.

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

She offers some moderately priced items too.

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

She is an award winning jewelry designer whose name commands higher prices. 

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faeriemoon wrote:

She offers some moderately priced items too.


For instance, today's lunchtime specials. I bought Judith's 'laugh' cuff on sale for $99 a couple months back. Orignally it was over $200 - which was way too much! The quality and fit of the cuff, plus the sale price - it  was a keeper. Then today it was a lunctime special for $83 & change. I bought 'live' version!!

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

I agre her prices always seems to be a little out of wack.  I feel the same about Carol Brodi's Rareities on HSN.  Her prices always seem to be higher than anyone elses.  I know Barbara Bixby's are pricey however her pieces are very substantial with very nice gem stones.

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

Sometimes you can get JR pieces at TJ Msxx.

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

 

Because Q has convinced people they are getting DESIGNER, COUTURE jewelry even though it is mass produced with, for the most part man made materials. IMO charging what they do for PLATED gold is obscene, however, slap a designer name on it and people will buy ANYTHING.

 

PT Barnum was right, indeed.

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Re: judith ripka jewelry

Sold most of mine on the Bay and listings keep appearing daily. You don't get much return on your money. I'm avoiding this brand. 

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Re: judith ripka jewelry


Margo Channing wrote:

 

Because Q has convinced people they are getting DESIGNER, COUTURE jewelry even though it is mass produced with, for the most part man made materials. IMO charging what they do for PLATED gold is obscene, however, slap a designer name on it and people will buy ANYTHING.

 

PT Barnum was right, indeed.


Plated gold pieces in general have become cost prohibitive- have you looked at Technibond pieces over at hsn lately?   It used to be such an affordable alternative- no way now though!

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