You have to be exceptionally careful which purchasing goods from clearance sales, especially ones with huge discount tags on them. Usually, in case of seasonal or holiday sales, there is nothing to worry about, but there are always some things that you must always keep your eyes open for while buying off clearance sales and discounts.
When you are buying jewelry pieces, silver earrings for instance, here are some things that you must always check. The fact is, silver is not a very cheap metal, and therefore ornaments and jewelry made out of silver will never be too cheap, and if it is available outrageously cheap somewhere, then instead of making a mad dash for it and ringing it up at the counter, you must always ensure that it is not defective in any way.
Silver earrings are prone to tarnish, that is a common fact. The biggest sign of tarnish is that the surface of the earrings will become dull and lose their shine. So keep an eye out for blackened or lack luster surfaces, you may buy it if you can manage polishing it. Another thing that you should check for is the shape. The shape of one earring may be distorted and you not notice the defect in the glee of getting the pair so cheap, but it is something that people will probably notice when you wear your earrings. Make sure both earring of the pair look the same shape.
You have to be very careful while buying discount silver earrings encrusted with gems and semi precious or precious stones. As mentioned before, it is hardly possible for a pair of earrings with precious stone detailing to come cheap, so you must take your time and check whether both the earrings of the pair have all the embellishments and stones intact, because sometimes due to improper fixing and making, some earrings tend to lose gems, stones or beads. After this, you must check whether all the gems and stones are fixed in place firmly. You will be sorry if they start shedding or coming off the moment you wear them.
Keep these things in mind before buying silver jewelry that is outrageously cheap in order to avoid any possible problems.