Another popular “free” jewelry offer is free jewelry with purchase. Now, obviously this jewelry isn’t free precisely because you have to make a purchase, usually meeting a minimum spending requirement. Retailers will build the cost of the free item right into their other prices, so you’re really not gaining any extra value.
The most common problem with the free jewelry with purchase offer is that the jewelry is of really inferior quality. It will likely be cheaply made with poor quality or even imitation stones. It’s also often a lot smaller than it looks in the promotional pictures. You really have to read the fine print of the offer carefully in order to fully understand what exactly you are getting for free.
Be especially wary of free jewelry offers that involve diamonds. Obviously diamonds are quire valuable, so whenever free diamonds are on offer, you know that they are very poor quality indeed. They will likely be dark or cloudy, or else extremely tiny. Free diamond earrings are never a good idea, because it is quite difficult to find matching diamonds when such poor quality stones are used. You might end up with one dark, spotted diamond and one white, cloudy diamond, which won’t match at all and will not even be worth wearing.