Black Friday is fast approaching, making now the perfect time to think about treating yourself to a bit of bling*. With all the Christmas parties coming up, add a bit of sparkle and pizzazz to your wardrobe with a gorgeous statement necklace or bag yourself a good bit off a brand new watch you can show off. 

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When is Black Friday?

Black Friday always lands on the fourth Friday of November and this year the big day is November 23rd. What started as an American tradition is now firmly planted in our UK calendar; giving the Boxing Day sales a run for their money.

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Isn’t Black Friday just for TVs?

Once upon a time it was indeed TVs and other electronics* that were the stars of the Black Friday show but no longer. If you can imagine it, chances are there is a Black Friday offer for it out there and watches and jewellery are no exception.

Where will I find Black Friday savings on jewellery and watches?

  • Accessorize*: Current offers include 20% off select items from the Winter collection with more deals slated to be revealed as we get closer to Black Friday. Personally, we are hoping for reductions to the Charm Bracelet Advent calendar!
  • Ernest Jones*: Spanning the whole week, Ernest Jones is offering up to 50% off on select watches and engagement rings. Nab a Hugo Boss Ocean Edition strap watch for only £125** or pop the question with savings of £2000** on a platinum 1.5 carat radiant cut ring.
  • John Greed Jewellery*: This year John Greed is offering you a free Thomas Sabo necklace when you spend over £125. The deals don’t stop at this gorgeous freebie; get 80% off** select items and free engraving on men’s rings.
  • Argos*: A heavyweight of the Black Friday scene, Argos is an expert in bringing you savings that are not to be sniffed at. This year you can get your hands on an Armani Exchange Outerbanks Watch for half the normal price. **

How can I get the most out of Black Friday this year?

  • Know what you are looking for: Make a list of Black Friday goals. Once those items are safely in your cart and winging their way to you reward yourself with a more relaxed browse of the other deals on offer and perhaps something that you don’t necessarily need but want!
  • Check back daily: This year many stores are offering extended Black Friday sales with limited time daily deals being released before and after the big day; making it worth your while to get into the habit of checking of what you could get your hands on.
  • Be the first to know:  Sign up to get newsletters from your favourite stores before Black Friday. Exclusive deals are often announced this way and you will be able to head right to the offers that interest you without wading through an entire website.

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What styles of Jewellery should I look for in the Black Friday sales?

Looking your best this Black Friday has never been easier; get ready to shine with the hottest jewellery trends of 2018 that are set for starring roles in this year’s sales.

Cuffs: We love the thick wrist cuff trends and the Wonder Woman vibes it gives us. Be on the lookout for ones with intricate designs like the woven hill tribe bracelet from Amazon* or pieces that incorporate gorgeous stones for extra sparkle.

Statement rings: Big and bold is the takeaway for this look.* has some truly gorgeous options that incorporate large pieces of crystal and quartz as centrepieces. If you are looking for something with a more elegant feel choose a stacking ring option like the Urban Tusk set of three.

Brooches: Not just for grannies anymore, a beautiful brooch can jazz up a simple outfit and give a glimpse of your personality. The delicate Jon Richards snowflake brooch on offer from Debenhams* is the perfect way to style a scarf this Christmas.

What watch should I buy this Black Friday?

A good quality watch is quite the investment and if you are looking for a long lasting time piece take into consideration these three important factors:

Type of face: There are watches for divers, driver and pilots to name just a few out there. Do you want a simple clock face or multiple time zones and dials? Get a watch that does the job as well as looks good.

The strap: Can you add or remove links? If the strap wears out would you be able to replace it? Aside from the aesthetics, the longevity of your watch will be affected by the ability to change the strap.  

The mechanism: A Quartz watch is the most accurate out there but comes with an audible ticking noise. The smooth sweep of a mechanical mechanism does the job in silence but can require regular winding if it is not an automatic model.

Carrick Herald: Get deals on cuff links and watches this Black FridayGet deals on cuff links and watches this Black Friday

Will cuff links be included in Black Friday sales?

Cuff links are the finishing touch to a suit. They also make for a great gift idea for any man near and dear getting married who may have never owned a pair before.

John Lewis* offers a range of personalised cuff links that can feature a child’s fingerprints, initials or special dates- ideal for a truly personal gift.

Can I get Black Friday deals on other accessories?

Any self-respecting fashionista knows that an outfit is not complete till you add the all-important accessories and we don’t just mean jewellery or an elegant watch.  

The Black Friday sales are the perfect time to pick up a clutch bag to perfectly match your little black dress. Get your hands on brands like Michael Kors, Coach and DKNY at House of Fraser* for up to 60% less** this week.

What if I miss this year’s Black Friday deals on jewellery and watches, do I have other chances to save?

If this year’s offers pass you by there are year round deals to help you save right here*. Oh, and the Boxing Day sales really aren’t that far away either.

** Prices correct as of 20/11/18