- December 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm #425546Jennifer HeelsParticipantRegistered On: December 11, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 114Has thanked: 800 timesBeen thanked: 513 times
Hi ladies, Hope every one had a good Christmas holiday and a better New Year than 2020 dealt us.
I’ve been wanting to purchase rings, bracelets, etc. that would actually fit a CDer. Rings would be on the larger size (not exactly sure what size I need, so i need to figure that out first) as bracelets would be 8.5 to 9.5 inches.
So I am just wondering were you ladies purchase your jewelry and how did you determine what size that you needed?
- January 9, 2021 at 9:13 am #429958rebekka mooreLadyRegistered On: January 7, 2017Topics: 77Replies: 875Has thanked: 441 timesBeen thanked: 1764 times
second hand / thrift stores!
Reasonable prices, lots to choose from! I’ve bought several necklaces and bracelets! Oddly, this is the one thing my SO seems to be okay with, and have even purchased a couple necklaces for me. I am not a big “ring” person, so I usually do not buy rings.
- January 1, 2021 at 1:46 pm #425975Wendy SwiftLadyRegistered On: May 11, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 313Has thanked: 215 timesBeen thanked: 1223 times
I have quite a few costume jewellery.
For rings, I based it off my wedding band and went from there. All of my rings are from Walmart, and the way it is sold, you can sort of slip you finger on the ring to try it out.
Pretty much everything else is from dollar stores. Bracelets I buy the elastic band type, so it doesn’t matter how big your wrists are it will stretch out to fit. Necklaces I haven’t had too many issues, except my latest one was a tad smaller than I thought but it still fit.
I don’t buy real jewellery, stuff around $10 or less is about as much as I am gonna spend on jewellery.
- January 1, 2021 at 10:14 am #425859Sarah Du HessisseLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2020Topics: 11Replies: 188Has thanked: 842 timesBeen thanked: 741 times
I don’t possess any rings, however there are online ring guides explaining how to measure your size.
Bracelets I always purchase hinged bracelets, some sellers give you internal diameters.
Necklaces I do just by length i hope this helps.
- December 31, 2020 at 6:11 pm #425636Paula FDuchessRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 824Has thanked: 6627 timesBeen thanked: 3205 times
Jennifer, have you tried your local Torrid store, or Torrid.com. They carry new, never worn jewelry in the larger sizes, 10+ for rings, and even the necklaces are a bit longer than at a typical women’s shop. Goodwill and Salvation Army are also good places, and very affordable. Consignment shops are good for finding antique and vintage costume jewelry, and usually for a fraction of what they are worth.
- December 31, 2020 at 2:46 pm #425579Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 16Replies: 239Has thanked: 4549 timesBeen thanked: 1132 times
- December 31, 2020 at 2:26 pm #425575Alice UnderwireLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 19Replies: 2466Has thanked: 1367 timesBeen thanked: 4902 times
Both Avenue and Catherines have closed their physical stores but items for larger sizes are available on-line. Sign up for email and wait for sales. Check the clearance sections for good deals too.
Charity shops, Goodwill, and church bazarres can be good places to look also. Much for sale can be found for 50 cents or $1.00.
Have fun shopping,
- December 31, 2020 at 2:15 pm #425573AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 19Replies: 701Has thanked: 8063 timesBeen thanked: 3830 times
My wedding finger is size 10 1/2. So I went on Amazon and searched for CZ women’s engagement ring size 11 and many nice selections showed up. I will also be buying my earrings from Amazon once my ears heal. I have several on my wish list.
- December 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm #425569Jessica RossLadyRegistered On: December 9, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 143Has thanked: 207 timesBeen thanked: 573 times
- December 31, 2020 at 12:40 pm #425550Laura LovettLadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 12Replies: 757Has thanked: 2425 timesBeen thanked: 3732 times
I’ve taken pot luck with the many Chinese sites on Amazon, given a few items to my daughter, because of the fit, but erred on the large side and ended up with some quite stunning items for very little money (and a long wait).
Yaziland are a company I’ve made multiple purchases from – realistic looking rings for like £2 – and lovely jewellery!
- December 31, 2020 at 12:28 pm #425549Peggy Sue WilliamsBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: June 26, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 239Has thanked: 887 timesBeen thanked: 1005 times
Here’s what I do, and I have built up a huge collection of jewelry, over my years of cross dressing. Nothing at all expensive, it is all costume jewelry.
I want to make sure what I buy fits, and I don’t want to spend much money.
My solution? I make the rounds of thrift stores and estate sales. My wife does this too, both for herself and for me. Buying at these type venues, generally allows one to try on jewelry, prior purchasing it. Rings often have the expansion-type band, which allows them to expand to any size.
In particular, we have found beautiful necklaces, rings, bracelets, toe rings, and anklets at estates sales, where sellers are often eager to unload jewelry by the bag or box full.
Thrift stores are generally easy to locate, whereas for locating estate sales, one has to sign up for weekly and monthly newsletters which list all estate sales in your local area. Search the internet for estate sales listings.
Also, check Walmart stores. They get in periodic jewelry shipments, which sell out fast, once they put the items out on the sales floor. Make friends with sales associates, same for thrift stores.
Have fun being a girl!
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