What separates standard jewellery items from luxury jewellery? For most people, luxury represents something special, whether it’s a diamond engagement ring or a special anniversary gift. Most importantly, luxury jewellery is designed and crafted by master jewellers with years of experience and an eye for detail The very best materials are also a feature. High-quality metals and beautiful, sought-after stones are certainly a hallmark of luxury jewellery. But the big question is: Is luxury jewellery worth the cost? Why is luxury jewellery so expensive? It really comes down to a range of things that we’ve already touched on. The quality of materials is a big factor in the price. For example, diamonds are rated according to the cut, clarity, colour and carat. Known as the 4 C’s of diamonds, these factors influence the diamond’s rating. So, the higher the quality of the diamond, the higher the price tag will be. Of course, most jewellery enthusiasts would consider this to be worth paying more for because they end up with a more sparkling, beautiful and unique diamond. The same goes for the metal used in jewellery. Of course, you expect a certain standard when paying for luxury jewellery, but gold, for example, is too soft and becomes damaged easily in its purest form. Luxury jewellery stays beautiful for longer The reason that pure gold isn’t great for jewellery is the fact that it tarnishes easily. One of the drawcards to buying an expensive piece of jewellery is that it won’t be damaged so easily. That’s why gold is often mixed with other metals to create a durable, beautiful, easy-to-maintain product. When the master jeweller creating your luxury items knows exactly what they’re doing, they use the highest quality metals that stay looking beautiful for longer. Plus, it’s easier to maintain, but you still need to take special care of your most valuable items. Preserving value This aspect of luxury jewellery is pretty simple. Better quality jewellery lasts longer, and therefore holds its value better. Plus, if the piece is unique, it becomes even more valuable. So, as an investment or even as something to pass through generations of your family, high quality is much better than its cheaper counterparts that mostly will not hold a lot of value over the years. Looking for luxury jewellery in Melbourne? For over 140 years, Catanach’s Jewellers has been delivering the highest quality of luxury jewellery to the people of Melbourne. Whether you need special commemorative pieces for life’s important milestones or you want to impress your loved one with a luxury diamond engagement ring, Catanach’s is the name to remember. We offer custom jewellery services, so if you’re looking for a special piece of jewellery like no other, contact us to make a booking today. We’ll be more than happy to discuss your ideas and start working on your luxury jewellery pieces.