What’s Selling in Stores: Under $500

We asked four retailers located in four corners of the country to share their best-selling pieces under $500 this week.


J. Thomas Jewelers, Rochester Hills, Mich. Gabriel and Co. silver and diamond necklace, $365. “Gold is so high-priced right now, and I think silver still gives you a great look without costing as much,” says owner Leonard Girardo.


Sheila Bayes Fine Jewelers, Lexington, Ky. John Hardy Naga collection sterling silver lace hoop earrings, $395. “We’ve been really strong on sterling silver,” says Heather Burleson, director of fulfillment for the company. “Also, we’re the only ones in town who carry John Hardy. We’ve been carrying the line since day one. It’s really one of our cornerstone brands in silver.”


Galloway & Moseley Fine Jewelers, Sumter, S.C. Honora set of three onyx and-pearl bracelets, $105. “These just look really great for the price,” says Kim Hatchell, the store’s sales manager. “You can get a bunch of different sets for different outfits without blowing your budget.”


Bastian sterling silver and diamond ring (courtesy of Bastian)

Saxon’s Fine Jewelry, Bend, Ore. Bastian sterling silver and diamond fashion ring, $270. “It’s a fun, fashion look without the big investment,” says sales manager Anni Wyatt.