jewels such as dazzling diamonds, gold, and elegant pearls can
render a person merciless to their beauty. Koreans are especially
interested in fashion and beauty, making precious jewels and
metals, without a doubt, extremely important elements. Shopping
for precious jewels and metals is a popular leisure activity.
However, the trends are changing. In the past, people preferred
expensive and large jewels, whereas today, more people prefer
simple and practical jewels. The consumers are no longer middle-aged,
but a younger generation that has now taken over.
Shopping areas for precious jewels and metals can be divided largely into three locations. Luxurious top quality jewels can be found in department stores. Less-pricy and more affordable shopping can be found in retail stores like Minigold and Lloyd with products in the mid-price ranges. Wholesale stores are popular for soon-to-be-wed couples looking for affordable quality jewelry for their wedding.
Therefore, let’s compare the prices and the quality of products at the three shopping places mentioned above.
● Department Stores: Here, the quality of the products is guaranteed, but very expensive. (A fixed price system)
● Retail Stores: Price range falls between department store and wholesale store prices. (A fixed price system)
● Wholesale Stores: Most affordable prices are offered because the products come directly from the factory. If you have strong negotiating skills, try shopping at a wholesale store. You can bargain for a slightly cheaper price depending on how well you talk.
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● Department Stores
The most popular precious jewels and metals wholesale complexes are the Gangnam Jewels & Gold Complex located next to Honamseon Gangnam Express Bus Terminal, the Samho Woojoo Jewelry Fashion Town located in Namdaemun Market, and the Jongno precious jewels and metals wholesale street located between Jongno 1-ga and Jongno 5-ga. Of the three, the Jongno wholesale street is the most well known.
and uniquely designed accessories can be found in stores located
in the Ssamziegil complex in Insadong. There are about 70 stores
specializing in accessories, crafts, cultural items, souvenirs,
and more. The complex also houses galleries, cafes, and restaurants.
The accessory designs are known for their high quality and uniqueness.
a wide variety of accessories, head for Dongdaemun Fashion Town.
There are several large complexes in Dongdaemun Fashion Town
including the Doota Tower on the 5th floor, Migliore on 5th
& 6th floor, the basement level of Jeil Pyunghwa Market
(제일평화시장), the first floor of Pyunghwa Market, the 4th
floor of Freya, the first floor of Migliore Valley, and more.
The large-scale area offers a wide variety of designs and product