Handmade jewelry is not a trend.
It is the high-quality, artistic, custom made option savvy shoppers have in a world dominated by fast fashion and quality-lacking mass-produced items. Here at Handmade Baubles we like to make a difference. But before we start telling you why owning handmade jewelry can make such a difference, let us answer one question:
Who Should Invest in Handmade Jewelry?
The answer is simple. Anyone who wants to channel something original and unique, a piece that was created from scratch by a skilled artisan, a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Even when following the same design, each piece of jewelry will be singular if it is handcrafted. Yes, you may expect a higher price compared to mass-produced jewelry, but this is totally justified by the quality of raw materials, original concept and extra labor.
Talented Artisans Vs. Anonymous Machines
With all the mass-produced jewelry around us, some might not see the point in paying the extra buck for a bespoke piece of jewelry. Yet, more and more people go for handmade artisan jewelry today.
First of all, because truly passionate and committed artisans who create jewelry you will want to flaunt on repeat are not easy to find. However, fashion-forward people who want to stand out wearing eye-catching creations will always go for designer pieces oozing attitude and appeal.
Mexico takes pride in its esteemed silver artisans whose detailed masterpieces reflect lifelong experience. Not familiar with Mexican handmade jewelry yet? Take a moment to browse our unique handcrafted earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings signed by famous local jewelry makers. Our selection is sure to satisfy every taste and budget.
True Handmade Jewelry is Created from Scratch
When we think of “handmade jewelry” we strictly refer to items crafted by hand from start to finish, without using pre-made materials. One of today’s marketing tricks is to label as “handmade” even machine-made jewelry that has been assembled or altered by hand, which is a totally different story. What makes a genuinely handcrafted piece special is the commitment, patience and precision it involves, as well as the amount of time spent making it.
Compared to fast fashion jewelry, custom pieces are usually produced with superior materials. Purchasing local artisan jewelry also contributes to buying local and supporting an artist’s work (plus, the piece may become an investment down the road!). Either you buy it from a young independent artist or a well-established jewelry designer, directly from an artisan shop or online, keep in mind you will be sustaining more than one business (think the entire supply chain) helping several people involved in the making of that very piece.
Materials Used in Handmade Jewelry Make a Huge Difference
Jewelry artisans usually have a close relationship with their metal and stones suppliers. In order to produce beautiful, ethical and durable pieces, they will choose high quality materials knowing where each of them comes from. Some also like to recycle materials and reuse special stones from vintage pieces adding extra charm to a newly created piece while lowering carbon footprint.
Usually, producing custom jewelry does not involve too many teams, and keeping track of quality control measures is an easier and smoother process.
When cared for properly, handmade jewelry is made to last for a lifetime. Also, it will never break apart, look cheap, or turn your skin green (unlike mass-produced pieces made with inexpensive metal containing copper that so many people react to).
There Is Always a Story Behind Handmade Jewelry
Custom made jewelry is an intimate thing. It often marks an important moment in people’s lives (birthdays, special anniversaries, engagement, birth, graduation, etc) hence it will most probably stay with its wearer forever.
Mass-produced jewelry may look good, but it is totally impersonal, whereas a handcrafted ring or necklace will always have an exciting story (the reason why the jeweler chose a certain design, the emotions that lead to its creation).
Buying very expensive high-end brand jewelry may feel rewarding to some, but very few can actually afford it. Instead, artisan jewelry created with high-end materials will still look fantastic and feel luxurious without breaking your bank.
On a final note, if you are looking for a special gift for someone who means the world to you, or you are just working on revamping your precious jewelry box, take the time to check the superb selection of refined handmade jewelry Handmade Baubles has to offer. No matter the style, occasion or budget, all our pieces of jewelry have something in common: fabulous quality and amazing attention to details.