When it comes to selecting a piece of jewellery that you hope to treasure for a long time, or intend to give as a gift, what’s the best option? Whether you’re looking to invest in a piece for a special occasion, as a keepsake to mark a memory or as a gift for a loved one, it’s well worth considering how the jewellery is made. This gives you a great starting point for your search…
Read to to discover whether you should choose handmade jewellery or mass produced, when it comes to investing in a piece that will last a long time…
While mass produced jewellery can seem like an attractive option for a variety of reasons, there are actually a few things to consider when looking at mass produced jewellery. Generally the price point might be a little lower than a handmade piece, but this can reflect the quality and durability of the piece.
It’s easier to spot a piece of mass produced jewellery than you might think. What makes commercial jewellery different to handmade jewellery is that it is made using machinery during the manufacturing process. This means that there are thousands of pieces available on the market that look just the same, as machines and molds make it possible to make the jewellery in high quantities.
When choosing to invest in a piece of mass produced jewellery, it is important to consider whether you are happy with the idea of thousands of others having the same piece as you. Finally, it’s important to consider the quality, as generally commercial jewellery is made with lower quality materials, and therefore might not last as long.
If you’re looking for something unique that you will be able to treasure for a long time, handmade jewellery is generally the more popular option. When jewellery is handmade, each piece is a little bit different to the next, making it completely unique in itself.
Handmade jewellery also posses more of an authentic look, making the quality instantly recognizable. Generally, handmade pieces are made by an artist that focuses solely on jewellery design, using high quality materials throughout. In addition, there might also be an option to have a piece made just for you, although of course this may result in a longer lead time, than if you were to choose a piece of mass produced jewellery.
For most of us, jewellery is an incredibly personal thing, which is why I always opt for handmade over commercial. A handmade piece just feels different in your hand, on your skin, and it’s that little bit more precious. When it comes to handmade jewellery VS mass produced, as a rule of thumb, handmade wins for me every time.