The great thing about these new web companies from all over the globe (some strictly sell jewelry while others are broader) is that they’re exposing and making accessible jewelry from so many designers at lower than retail price points. Check out these sites the next time you want something your girlfriends have never seen before that won’t break the bank…unless you want it to.
Bonanzle– marketplace for “everything but the ordinary” displaying themed showcases on the homepage (Seattle)
Boticca– brand new marketplace for emerging artist jewelry, handbags and accessories (London)
Gemvara– destination for customizing fine jewelry and potentially a Blue Nile alternative for some (Massachusetts)
Taigan– curated selection of the country’s highest-end fashion, jewelry, home decor and gourmet food shops (Tennessee)
1000Markets– marketplace for artisan and handcrafted gifts with search by jewelry trends (Seattle)