Try consignment shops, pawn shops, and the local thrift shops and Dollar Stores for inexpensive jewelry. I have a pre-teen and these are the cheapest places that I go.
By Alice H. from Big Lake Ranch, BC
Great tip, but you want to be careful of the dollar store jewelry as it's been recalled several times in the US, UK, and Canada over the last decade for high levels of lead and cadmium:
This article (containing good links to other information sources regarding the recalls) is from 2010; the recalls began in the early-mid 2000s and using the search term 'jewelry recalls lead cadmium' brings up thousands of hits dating back to 2003:
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