5 Things You Didn’t Know About Handmade Jewellery

Written By: Mark Rosenblatt

Handmade jewellery has been a wardrobe staple for centuries. However, many are still unaware of its value and opt for mass-produced products instead. We don’t want any of you to miss out on what these unique pieces have to offer. So, we’ve written down some interesting facts about handmade jewellery to help you understand the appeal behind these artistic creations.

1. Time Defines Value

Handmade jewellery requires a lot of accuracies, focus, and devotion—which means pieces can’t be finished in hours only. Whether it’s a single exemplar or a classic piece, artisans never rush. In fact, it could take them days to months to create a single piece. Logically, bigger and more complicated designs take more time.  And because the result depends solely on their hands (and imagination), the artisan’s attention must be undivided when working on any piece.

Artisan Piece Featured:
Transparent Aftertaste Summer Ring by Aleksandra Vali – USA

2. The Materials are Hand-Picked

When cooking your special recipe for an important occasion, you’d rather personally pick every ingredient, right? Probably the best part about creating jewellery is the story behind every element that goes in it. A ring with blue and orange sapphires tells a different story from a gold wrap-around ring. Artisans choose the materials thoughtfully and creatively. They make sure that every detail represents a message and allow the finished product to stand out. They can also design the jewellery based precisely on your preferences.

Artisan Piece Featured:
Koi Mismatched Earrings by Unbent Jewellery – India

3. One-of-a-Kind Pieces

If you want to own a jewellery piece that is nothing like anything in this world, choose handmade jewellery. Where else can you find a pair of Bejeweled Hive Dangle Earrings? Or a smoky aquamarine Bromeliad Brooch pendant? Artisans create pieces that are extremely difficult to replicate. Sometimes, they produce only one copy of a specific design. They can make jewellery that is based precisely on your preferences, from the size to the smallest detail. Handmade jewellery often comes in limited editions, which means that if the artisan retires, you’ll have a rare piece of a small collection to yourself.

Artisan Piece Featured:
Atlas Wrap Around Gold Ring by Catherine Marche – UK

4. Premium Quality

A DAR branding coordinator explains, “Jewellery artisans know that every piece they make is not only a representation of their creativity but also of their integrity. For this reason, they are highly particular of each piece’s quality.” Because the hands make each piece of jewellery, there’s more attention to detail throughout the process. Artisans can immediately see if one part isn’t set right and fix it. Unlike mass-produced items, handmade jewellery is more focused on creating a statement rather than riding a trend. That being said, handmade collections should be long-lasting.

Artisan Piece Featured:
Bromeliad Brooch Pendant by Pam Fox – USA

5. Support for Local Artists

When you purchase a piece of jewellery from a large company, you’re not entirely sure how much goes to the artist, how the work was done, etc. It’s a different story when it comes to handmade jewellery from Eclectic Artisans. You can have a stronger connection with the jewellery because you know the person behind it and their account. You’ll also feel better knowing that your purchase helped an artist support his/her craft.

Artisan Piece Featured:
Drawing Lines Earrings No.1 by Jaeson Won – South Korea

For premium quality curation of handmade jewellery, browse the collections showcased in the Eclectic Artisans online gallery!