Handcrafted jewelry is some of the most sought after jewelry today. That’s because handcrafted jewelry isn’t mass marketed like most pieces are. Handcrafted jewelry was made by hand, it took special attention to make and, usually, it’s one of a kind. This is good for people who don’t wish to wear jewelry everyone else wears. They want their jewelry to be unique, they want it made right and they want to know that someone took their time in making it just the way they want it.
To say that handcrafted jewelry is one of kind might be misleading to some. When people make jewelry by hand, they sometimes make more than one of the same piece. However, because the jewelry is indeed made by hand, there are usually slight differences that one can make out if they examine the pieces carefully. The pieces aren’t made by a machine which may pump out hundreds of the same piece to sell all over the world. Handcrafted jewelry is, instead, made a person who takes their time on each piece to make sure it’s exactly right.
Handcrafted jewelry is often more expensive than mass produced jewelry. That’s because of the time and effort involved. It might also be due to the fact that there aren’t as many pieces just like it. Because the jewelry was handcrafted, there’s a less likelihood that the same person made more than a dozen of them. That increases the piece’s value when there aren’t that many like it. This is also the reason why handcrafted jewelry is so sought after.
Some people object to handcrafted jewelry unless they know who made it and where it comes from. That’s because of the prevalence of sweat shops that are used in many handcrafted items, not just jewelry. To combat this, many jewelers that sell handcrafted jewelry will provide letters of authenticity, stating where, when and who handcrafted that particular piece of jewelry.
So, if you want jewelry that is fairly unique and that has taken special attention, time and effort to make, then you might want to seek out some handcrafted jewelry. Your local jeweler will either sell it or will probably be able to point you in the right direction. It might be more expensive but it’s worth it when you know that the person whose hand made the jewelry made it just the way you like it.