When you buy luxury jewellery, it’s not just something that looks great in the here and now. It also represents a great investment for the future – whether for yourself, or for generations to come. Here are a few things to know about investing in luxury jewellery. Quality vs price Firstly, it’s important to remember that quality and a high price tag don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Of course, you’re unlikely to find extremely high-quality jewellery without paying for it. But on the other hand, you may very well pay a high price for jewellery that isn’t necessarily of great quality. When we talk about quality, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, the materials used, such as the stones and the metals. There are varying degrees of quality for every stone and metal, so you need to understand those and what they’re worth. Secondly, the quality of manufacturing is equally important, especially if you want your jewellery to last. Whether it’s the clasps on a necklace or the claws of a diamond ring, these need to be of exceptional quality, or the item can be damaged far too easily. In some cases, luxury jewellery gets its high price tag because of the designer. You can end up paying for a brand or a name, without necessarily getting the best materials. The uniqueness of design can also impact the price, so if something looks incredible, it can cost more regardless of the quality of materials. So, why is luxury jewellery a great investment? Once you’ve considered the factors above and determined that your luxury jewellery is indeed high quality, there are several reasons why it can be a great investment. Long-lasting and durable As mentioned above, when jewellery is made from the best materials, and with the utmost care taken with manufacturing, the result is quality. High-quality luxury jewellery is built to last, so provided you take care of it, it retains value. This is an important point though, because not taking care of the piece can see it lose value drastically. So, it’s good to have your expensive pieces cleaned professionally. You should also keep them somewhere safe, away from other items that may scratch or damage them. Even the best materials aren’t indestructible. Uniqueness If you purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery, they are more likely to be considered valuable in the future. This is because nobody else owns one, and there is more demand for the truly unique. This is why custom jewellery from respected jewellers is always a good investment. Family heirlooms When we buy jewellery, we don’t often think that it could become a priceless antique. However, with the right care, this is certainly possible. Future generations of your family may hold on to your precious luxury jewellery, and in decades to come, there’s no telling what it may be worth. Looking for beautiful luxury jewellery? Catanach’s specialises in luxurious, stunning jewellery that lasts a lifetime. We design and create pieces to impress your friends and unique designs that you can treasure forever. For the finest luxury jewellery in Melbourne, contact Catanach’s today.