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Why I have not made a Jai purchase

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I've seen some Jai styles I have liked. Then, when I looked at the prices, they were expensive. Then I would say to myself, "It's just silver." I always seem to have a hard time justifying paying high prices when jewelry is in silver rather than gold. It's just my mindset.

 

When I look at my large collection of white metal jewelry I realize that they probably aren't worth all the money I spent for them. They don't look expensive to me, even if they were when I bought them.

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

I know what you mean.  There is a HUGE markup on jewelry, from what I understand.  I do have some JAI jewelry and I love all of it.  I need to remind myself to actually WEAR it, because I tend to save things.  Why, I have no idea.  I also like Or Paz jewelry, which is similar to JAI, but the prices are better.  I would never expect to sell jewelry for what I paid for it.  It is to be worn and enjoyed.  So if you can justify that, then you should not feel guilty about buying it.  Just my thoughts ....

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

I'm just not a fan of this brand.  It all looks the same to me.  I don't think I've bought any jewelry from QVC since the days of Hagit Gorali.

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

@Krimpette   That’s not a brand I own at all - I can’t remember ever seeing it even.  When was it sold here?

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

She's an Israeli designer who used to come a couple of times a year.  An absolutely delightful woman.  They still have some of her items on line, but i can't remember when they last had a presentation.  It's been at least a couple of years, I believe.

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase


@Krimpette wrote:

She's an Israeli designer who used to come a couple of times a year.  An absolutely delightful woman.  They still have some of her items on line, but i can't remember when they last had a presentation.  It's been at least a couple of years, I believe.


@Krimpette  I loved Hagits jewelry! She was the only jewelry vendor I made sure to watch.

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

@proudlyfromNJ  Wasn't she delightful to watch?Smiley Happy

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

I don't have any Jai jewelry either.  I have never even watched the jewelry presentations. The jewelry is expensive , but it is still QVC branded jewelry.  It will never amount to anything and isn't desired, except by those who were the original purchaser and maybe other QVC fans.

 

I do own a few pieces of John Hardy jewelry.  This is more expensive than Jai.  It is well made and sought after.  Scott Grimes is a designer for John Hardy as well as Jai.  This jewelry is recognizable and carries some prestige.

 

I don't plan on buying any more pieces, but I enjoy the ones that I have.

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

I have two Jai silver bracelets I wear all the time.  One is a chain with textured balls, and the second one has crosses built into the chain.  They weren’t full price, but I never have to worry about them like I would my expensive stone bracelets.

They are very sturdy.

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Re: Why I have not made a Jai purchase

ALL  QVC prices are high!  (imo)