When you think about handmade jewellery, your mind might automatically go to craft jewellery. A more bohemian style, or something you’d find at a local market. When we talk about handmade jewellery, we’re talking about beautifully designed and expertly crafted pieces. We’re talking about the highest quality metals and stones, put together in stunning, luxurious designs. But what’s the difference between this sort of custom jewellery and more generic, mass produced items? You can go to any old jewellery store and find something cheap as a nice gift for someone, right? Well, that may be true, but there’s a few big differences you need to be aware of. Let’s talk about price Firstly, let’s talk about the price. When buying certain types of jewellery, such as engagement rings, wedding rings or anniversary gifts, you might have a budget in mind. So, you’ll naturally try to find jewellery that fits your budget, and this is where mass-produced items can be an option. Mass-produced jewellery is often cheaper, because it simply costs less to make them. The materials are lower quality, the diamonds not as unique, and the list goes on. Generic jewellery is certainly cheaper, so if you’re on a budget, you can save some money this way. However, you need to accept from the outset that you’re probably not going to get the same level of quality as a handmade product. Want to stand out in a crowd? Let’s face it, many of us choose our jewellery based on how great it looks with our outfits. We want our jewellery to be noticed, and we want people to be impressed. So, it’s natural that we look for something truly unique and special. Handmade jewellery usually has a more elegant design. Particularly when talking about diamonds, the ones used by master jewellers will sparkle and shine far greater than cheap versions. Handmade jewellery stands the test of time Handmade jewellery, especially items that are truly unique, often turn into family heirlooms. You pass them on to your children, and they do the same. That’s how we end up with beautiful vintage jewellery. However, generic off-the-shelf jewellery isn’t really built to last, because the quality is lower. So, for something that really stands the test of time, take quality over low price every time. Better materials In most cases, cheap jewellery means cheap materials. That means the metals used aren’t as good and settings and bands are likely to tarnish or break. The diamonds don’t sparkle the same and everything requires more regular cleaning to keep them looking good. Choose good materials, and you’ll enjoy the benefits for years. Find the best handmade jewellery in Australia For the best handmade jewellery in Australia, please contact us today at Catanach’s Jewellers. We’re definitely not talking about handmade craft jewellery though. Our pieces are expertly designed and crafted by master jewellers who have dedicated their life to jewellery. Our range is full of luxurious designs you won’t find anywhere else. Even better, ask about our bespoke custom jewellery service and book a consultation today. We can create the perfect jewellery for your individual needs.