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Totally not worth it

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Last year, I wrote a column Worth every penny, which highlighted, in my humble opinion, fashion staples that are worth spending a few extra dollars on.

Today’s article is the opposite. Over the years, I’ve wasted money on both very inexpensive and very expensive items.

No matter the cost, I feel these are things you should think twice about purchasing:

Cheap silver, especially piercings

Many of us have been there — on a tropical beach where a vendor comes by selling inexpensive silver baubles or at a fashion store advertising 925 jewelry at an incredible price. But think twice.

Silver can make gorgeous and affordable jewels, but if it’s not made of the proper mix of alloys, it will tarnish or turn your skin green. Worse, cheap silver can actually cause infections in pierced ears.

Stick to quality jewellers such as Tiffany, Tacori, Pandora, David Yurman and John Hardy for silver that you intend to........

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