When we are looking for different ways to transform our outfits we usually find ourselves picking handmade jewelry pieces - and for a very good reason - because handmade jewelry has a special meaning, uniqueness, or quality to it. Still, most people don't understand the true value of handmade jewelry compared to one that we find in retail stores, or mass production. On that account, we wanted to break down some of the most important traits of handmade jewelry.
It all starts with an idea. While putting that idea on paper, making it into something concrete, a designer creates a special relationship with that piece of jewelry. They put in time and effort, their creativity and soul. This becomes a one-of-a-kind piece. Even if there are few similar pieces in that collection, each and every one is distinctive and unique. Besides, owning such a piece of jewelry gives you a sense of exclusivity because you won't find a replica of it on someone else.
When making jewelry, craftsmen pay special attention to the materials they use. Unlike in mass production, where you don't really know which material was used, with handmade jewelry you will always feel the strength, form, and mass of fine materials. Before the piece is done it has to be double-checked by the craftsmen and galvanized with a protective layer of zinc or suitable material. To add special meaning and details, some jewelry is ornamented with Swarovski crystals (such as) or other fine stones.
Artisans and designers draw inspiration from many different things. That means that emotion is essential in handmade jewelry. This sends a specific message and creates a special bond between the designer, the jewelry, and the person wearing it. Moreover, it can carry different meanings depending on people and how they connect with it.
Made With Love
By purchasing handmade jewelry we tend to our community. We help local artisans and craftsmen become sustainable. In addition, each piece is infused with love and made completely by soldering, sawing, or carved and shaped with hands without using the mass production machinery. This matters because each piece is unique and the craftsmen pay special attention to the details of each and every piece.
In spite of costing a bit more than mass-produced jewelry, handmade jewelry has become a trend all over the world. Pieces such as Flora, and Aphrodite earrings, or Teresa scarf carry a unique message that can transform not only your outfit but how you feel in them as well.