When it comes to collecting charm jewelry, there are so many fantastic brands to choose from and each one has their own unique style. I personally like buying from many different brands and I have no loyalty to any particular brand.
About a year ago, I learned about Perlen‘s online store. I heard many great things about their selection and customer service so I decided to give them a try. They are based in Denmark and carry a few brands of charm jewelry such as Trollbeads, Ohm Beads, Redbalifrog, Elfbeads, Novobeads, and Pandora. You can even find some discounted retired Pandora on Perlen!
Since they’re in Europe, the prices that you see on the website will include VAT (value-added tax). If you live in North America, the first thing you should do when browsing the Perlen site is set up an account in order to view the prices without the VAT. I have made many purchases from Perlen with no issues. There were a couple of times when I needed to contact their customer service and their responses have always been prompt and helpful.
Recently, I also started making purchases on Diamonds4ever, who are also located in Denmark. They are very similar to Perlen in terms of selection and service. On Diamonds4ever, you don’t have to create an account to view the prices without VAT, just click the Inc./Ex. VAT button on the top right.
As a Canadian, I find it cheaper to buy jewelry online from Europe. Both Perlen and Diamonds4ever offer free worldwide shipping. Since I live in Western Canada, it usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks for my orders to arrive. One time, I waited just over 5 weeks for a package, but that was around Christmas time.
How do you buy charms? Do you prefer purchasing online or in-store?