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David Yurman's sample sale opened yesterday with a line of eager shoppers all vying for a piece of the brand's jewelry at discounts of up to 70% off. The sale is once again being held at the Altman Building, and as usual, the cases are organized by discount—40% off, 50% off, 60% off—and silver and gold are separated. You'll also find some of the cases include specially-priced merchandise, with steeper discounts that hit 70% off. We'd say these are definitely worth a look, as we spotted a mixed sterling silver and gemstone necklace for $500, originally a pricier $1,600.
There was a pair of pave diamond and sterling silver oval earrings going for $1,350 (originally $2,250), an aqua chalcedony and diamond pendant for $1,200 (originally $2,000), and a sterling silver cocktail ring for $459 (originally $850). One thing we did notice was that while the selection of women's sterling silver and cocktail rings was plentiful, the selection was limited for those with size 7.5 and 8 fingers. If you're a size 7 and smaller, there's definitely more to choose from.
In addition to all that, there are also watches and eyewear to be had for 60% off, with sunglasses marked down to $130 (originally $325). Though the women's selection of jewelry is much larger than the men's, the last counter at the back of the room is dedicated to men's keychains ($165 , originally $275), bracelets (silver or leather with silver), cufflinks ranging from $240 to $2,340 (originally $600 to $3,900), necklaces and belt buckles. Not all the men were shopping this section, though: We spotted one eager gentleman searching the cases for a particular ring that he had brought a photograph of.
Sales associates are plentiful, and it's not hard to get their attention to help you out. Once you've selected your merchandise from the case, you're given a numbered ticket to present at checkout. Before making your final purchases, you're given the chance to look at the items you've selected, just in case you went a little overboard. And just in case you want to double up on some things, we're told that the sale will be restocked periodically.—Pam Krywy
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