Looking for yourself or that special someone? Shop our handcrafted jewelry curated selection, ethically made by artisans around the world. Find your new favorite rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in Sterling Silver, 18K Gold, and a large selection of gemstones: Topaz, Iolite, Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, and many more. Every purchase supports an artisan in an emerging country.
FAQs about Handcrafted Jewelry
Is handcrafted jewelry a nice gift?
Handmade jewelry is perfect as a gift. First of all, it is unique and you won’t see someone else wearing that same piece of jewelry. Secondly, it always tells a story. It is the story of the craftsmen who made it, his passion, love, and inspiration. Whenever you are thinking of surprising that special someone, artisanmade jewelry is a great present.
What is the difference between handcrafted jewelry and mass-produced jewelry?
Handmade jewelry is more authentic than mass-produced jewelry. No design can ever be exactly the same as the other. But this type of jewelry is also more intimate. By wearing it you are embracing the vision and emotions of the artisan who made it. Eventually, you develop an intimate relationship with that item. Most importantly, it is a synonym for quality, in an era full of low quality and industrially produced products.
How can you tell if jewelry is handcrafted?
There will usually be at least one other mark as well, a hallmark or a stamp, put there by the maker of the jewelry.
What gemstone should I choose for my handcrafted jewelry?
When it comes to artisanal jewelry, you can pick from a wide range of choices in terms of gemstones: Emerald, Diamond, Ruby, Lapis Lazuli, Iolite, Moonstone, Aquamarine and many more. You may want to look for your birthstone, a particular healing property or favorite color.
Is handcrafted jewelry for women or for men?
While you can find a lot of handmade jewelry for her, there are also many choices for men. From necklaces to bracelets and rings, all items can be worn by the gender you identify with.
How do you care for handcrafted jewelry?
Store in a clean, dry place. Generally, handcrafted jewelry should only be put on after washing or applying any makeup, hair spray, gels, lotions or perfume. Keep away from extreme temperatures and over-exposure to direct sunlight. It is not recommended to wear your jewelry while swimming, showering, or washing hands. If you would like your handcrafted jewelry to last longer avoid contact with hand sanitizer, hand soap, alcohol and any other harmful chemicals, and do not soak in water.
How do you clean handcrafted jewelry?
Salt, Baking Soda & Dish Detergent. Follow the steps: 1. Line a bowl with aluminum foil and top with salt, baking soda, and dish detergent. 2. Add hot water and drop in your jewelry, letting it sit for 10 minutes. 3. Gently scrub with an old toothbrush. 4. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
Is it OK to never take off your handcrafted jewelry?
According to Marina Peredo, M.D., F.A.A.D, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and founder of Marina I. Peredo, M.D., P.C. Dermatology and Spatique Medical Spa in Smithtown, N.Y., continuously wearing jewelry really isn't a big deal -- as long as you clean it regularly and the materials don't irritate your skin. "You can potentially damage your jewelry by constantly wearing it, but there are no major health risks to wearing jewelry every day, which includes sleeping and showering," she says. Although "metals that are added to gold and silver such as nickel can be extremely irritating to the skin," says Dr. Peredo. We suggest removing your jewelry for sleeping to avoid any inconvenience.
Why buy handcrafted jewelry?
Buying machine-made jewelry will likely be cheaper but still, handcrafted can be very much affordable. Think about it this way — purchasing a handcrafted item means you are buying an original piece while also making a positive impact. Here’s the impact every time you shop with us: You are Getting a Unique Piece: all items are handcrafted so the chances of 2 pieces to look exactly the same are pretty slim. You are Helping Small Businesses: every purchase supports an artisan in emerging countries. You’re helping preserve something special by opting to patronize an artist’s work while also contributing to their families and communities. It has a Sentimental Value: handcrafted jewelry has sentimental significance for the creator, giver, and the receiver alike. From the artisan to the receiver, there’s a lot of sentimental value into a handmade piece of jewelry making it a lifetime treasured item, with a story.
Why handcrafted jewelry is better?
Gifting handcrafted jewelry can often make a better impression. As these pieces are one of a kind, the wearer will never have to worry about originality. You’ll be able to say “there aren’t 2 of the same one”. Handcrafted is unique.
What is the difference between plated and filled?
Plating is a process of electroforming that deposits gold on the surface of a base material. In terms of durability, gold plating needs more care. Generally wears off quickly and can’t stand up to wear, water, or heat over time. Gold-filled is produced through a unique bonding process of distinct material layers of brass and gold alloy using both heat and pressure. The process creates a more permanent bond. Gold plated pieces, for example, are a better option for “in the moment” occasions. Because they don’t cost a lot, you can buy them without having to waste sweat and tears second-guessing whether your purchase was worth it. Gold plated jewelry is great for trendy pieces, blingy party pieces, and simple accessories for work or play. Gold filled jewelry, on the other hand, is best used where durability and return on investment are top priorities. It makes for great gifts for graduations, anniversaries, and other similar events. Gold filled jewelry is also an excellent choice for classic pieces that you wear daily or novelty pieces that you can flaunt for the rest of your life.