July 13, 2010 by SavvyInTheCity
Just before Christmas, I blogged about the fabulousness that is Hurs Wholesale Jewelry Mart(just inside 285 on Buford Highway*).
It’s both a good and bad thing that I’ve stayed away.
The prices are so affordable that you can buy a boatload of stuff. And unfortunately, being inside this place makes me want to buy a boatload of stuff! I mean, when you walk in, you almost hear chimes and trumpets of celebration!
I wanted to introduce my colleague Elizabeth to the many treasures (brooches, rings, handbags, headbands, necklaces, earrings, etc.) that fill the aisles of Hurs store. Once we entered the magical doors, Elizabeth knew what I meant when I said I could spend hours in this store (which is the size of a small grocery store inside).
(Click any image to enlarge. Many photos include price tags.)
(Our colleague Edie asked that we look at faux engagement rings while we were there. Upon returning to the office, we gladly reported that Hurs offers faux engagement rings ranging from $10 to $10, depending on the band material.)
These were the $40 variety.
Had to try one on!
Fun, summery and flirty cream necklace ($5). They also carry this in chocolate brown and black.
Bam! Love these dramatic statement and bib necklaces. And ooooh the fun bangles! (Mostly $7 to $14).
I fondly referred to this aisle as “very rock and roll.” Mirabelle, are some of these necklaces not totally calling your name? Chains, metal and glam galore.
This one didn’t make it home with Elizabeth, but it sure looked good on her.
Rrrrrar! ($10 necklaces, including matching earrings.)
Adorned headbands for $14.
Young Hur, the very nice owner. (We also enjoyed KC, an energetic and friendly employee/cashier.)
The goods spread out back at the office.
What I brought home:
$10 (incl. earrings).
$5 (incl. earrings, which I will probably wear separately).
Simple, sterling studs for $4 (bringing my total to a whopping $24!!!).
And for Elizabeth:
Brooch with luminescent purple stones. $10.
Sterling snowflake pieces ($16 for the earrings, $12 for the necklace pendant).
Oversized crystal pendant on long chain ($5). Total for Elizabeth: about $43.
Best lunch break ever!
Had to bust out one of my new necklaces for a friend’s Saturday night birthday party.
*Some of you may be nervous to hit up Buford Highway. Yes, it is a grab bag of shops, restaurants, cash-n-carries, etc., some of which are run by shop owners who don’t speak English. Please know Hurs will not take you out of your comfort zone. Not to mention you may be in such a good mood you decide to take a gamble on one of the neat restaurants nearby. My faves: C’om Vietnamese Grill
, Mini Hot Pot
(which is BYOB, BTW) and Cafe 101
Hurs Wholesale Mart
5316 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340-1108
Web site here. (You can also shop from the comfort of your own casa.)
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