7 advantages of the handmade jewelry
Even though we are sure that our customers and readers don’t need to be convinced in the main benefits of the handmade jewellery, we decided to list our top 7!
If you had, even once, the pleasure (or displeasure, depending on the point of view) to walk around the so-called “shopping center”, you have probably noticed, that the expensive jewellery is “looking for you everywhere, from every corner”.
This is so because of the simple reason that those big shopping centers have as a main target to attract customers, providing them with the option to shop from the most famous and, if I may say so, the most expensive brands, independently if we are talking about jewellery, clothes, sporting stuff or other goods.
It’s a written or unwritten rule (we are not familiar with their inside rules) for the shopping centers to give their areas to more famous labels and big fashionable brands, who rarely have common points with the small craftsmen and merchants, mostly because the first group has the possibility to pay the high rent, advertisements and other bills, while the second group is found unreliable in this point of view.
But let’s go back to the variety (or not!), which most of the shops offer and go a little bit deeper in the trumpery, expensive accessories, sparkling variety of silver, gold and other jewellery from precious or non-metal, which is as if it screams from the small and big showcases “Buy me!”…
It is an undeniable fact, that those are beautiful jewelleries and accessories that every lady gladly would own and carry, but have you ever thought what stays behind this “massiveness”?
What do you lose or win, buying yourself the next expensive ornament, looking like the one of your colleague, friend, mom…?
Few are the truly unique jewels in the shops!
In most of the cases, we are talking about mass productions (for example in the so called small-wares) or series of repetitive or close motives that makes the ornaments hard to distinguish.
We will also note all the other “hidden factors”, in which we unknowingly take part, while we make a purchase in a chain and/or stand for “Chinese whim-whams” – the bad quality and unethical conditions of work are only the tip of the iceberg, called “mass production”.
But they automatically disappear, when you decide to buy yourself hand-made adornments from an unknown creator or small merchant, who create in small series and because of that they have the possibility to be infinitely accurate and careful towards every detail.
But here are our top 7 benefits of the hand-made jewellery:
Higher quality – it is your right not to agree, but the hand-made jewellery has the privilege of being touched and created by human hands, unlike the mass factory production, which you will find in the shops off- and online. All in all, the hand-made ornaments, distinguish themselves with superb quality, they are inclined to endure longer and are more elegant, because they are entirely consistent with the human figure and/or the person they are created for (for example with individual orders).
One of a kind – undoubtedly!, when you buy hand-made jewellery from an artisan, independently if we are talking about a physical shop or online boutique, you guarantee yourself, that what you’ve chosen doesn’t exist anywhere else on the planet! Yes, this could sound unbelievable, but it is impossible to make one jewel in several numbers and for it to be exactly the same: firstly this is not allowed by the unique natural colours of the minerals, secondly the forms we create from resin or another similar material, also cannot be copied and this is why sometimes we get negative comments from clients, because they expect them to be exactly the same to the last scratch; and least but not last – the inner feeling of a true creator is to make new and new stuff, to improve and perfect himself, something he cannot reach, if he is creating on “mass”.
Support of the small business – independently from the area of activity, the owners of small businesses often close prematurely the “doors” or as we say “descend the shutters”, pressed not so much from the bad economical conditions, but from the crushing competition of the “big”! The brightest example for this is the way the big grocery stores just destroyed the small shops. The exact same happens in every area, including the one related to production and sale of jewellery. Don’t allow this to happen!
Support of the art – when you buy hand-made ware, you directly support the art. Every craft is art, developed throughout thousands of years and studied to fineness during many sleepless nights and worrisome days. By investing in hand-made creations, created from local craftsmen, you are assuring work to the future generations as well.
Customized order – countless possibilities for choice and customized work, pursuant with the occasion, you want to shine on and/or with your personal requirements. You need a pair of earrings matching your dress for the ball? The possibilities for design and colour are countless and their conversion into reality is only a matter of time and understanding.
Warranty – every adornment invariably in time gets trails from using. With hand-made jewels the possibility of you getting a guarantee for the following renovation or replacement of a part is much higher than the one you will get if you buy a mass product.
- More for the money – sometimes the prices of the mass produced and respectively offered products are lower from those of the hand-made jewels unique, but vice versa is also possible. In any case, you should know that for a specific price, you should get quality in the long term, which, we are sure, could be guaranteed to you only from carefully selected and combined elements.
By creating new jewellery or drawing on a piece of fabric, be sure, that except details, the creators invest their whole creativity, passion, love... Be sure, that when a person goes through the whole process of creating a new, small, but valuable product, he really „cares“ for the end product and for the impression, that it will leave or do with it.