Texturized Nu Gold Anticlastic Bangle Bracelet

What to Look For When Shopping for Handmade Gold Jewelry

Focus on Quality When Buying Handcrafted Gold Jewelry

Texturized Nu Gold Anticlastic Bangle Bracelet
Texturized Nu Gold Anticlastic Bangle Bracelet

Always choose quality over quantity every time when shopping for handmade gold jewelry. If prices are equal between two pieces, always look at the quality first. A larger, poorer made piece is definitely not worth buying just because it looks larger, and thus might be a better value than a smaller well-made piece. Speaking of price, those on a budget simply need to remember that good handmade jewelry is not always expensive. It is the quality and look that truly counts, not the amount paid.

Machine made gold jewelry allows today’s manufacturer the ability to routinely produce uniform quality jewelry designs while keeping jewelry affordable than most hand-casting and fabricating processes would allow. CAD/CAM design and high-volume casting machines allow many jewelry manufacturers to efficiently turn designs into uniform molds and onto finished gold jewelry with speed and uniformity. Mechanized punch presses and forges are also employed by many jewelry manufacturers to simulate a handmade effect. Hand-hammered texturing is one of the more “handmade” looks created by this method, making the production consistent and highly profitable to the manufacturer.

18K Gold Chain Maille Earrings with Faceted Garnet Gemstones
18K Gold Chain Maille Earrings with Faceted Garnet Gemstones

Benefits of Owning Handmade Gold Jewelry

The most important benefits to owning handcrafted gold jewelry is that it gives the wearer the joy of wearing something one-of-a-kind that no one else has, that is created by an authentic craftsman with love and passion for his or her work. Jewelry is an art form. This strength of feeling comes across in the design process, and in the finished jewelry itself. Mass-produced jewelry is just “soulless.” One’s personal style, taste, individuality, and identity can be conveyed by and can be better reflected by wearing jewelry which is hand-made. To wear mass-produced jewelry, of a common style, lends the wearer the look of being somewhat mass-produced. Mass-produced gold jewelry can certainly be less expensive to purchase, because it is definitely less expensive to produce, but it’s not invariably less expensive to purchase.

Simply put, mass-produced is just that…cookie cutter soulless jewelry with no special meaning, no story to tell, no life. When you wear beautiful gold handmade jewelry, it is a pleasure to be able to explain to admirers the actual story or history behind what you are wearing, or information about the artist, which is often possible with handmade jewelry bought from individual artisans or their representative galleries. Most importantly, to be able to wear jewelry that was created with lovingly care is simply a joy.

Over the last decade, handmade gold jewelry has become quite sought after. The jewelry industry has seen a resurgence of demand for handmade jewelry due to a great perceived value of being unique and one-of-a-kind and that is why we at GoldenWebJewelers.com have decided to focus on serving this niche.

 

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