Handmade Jewelry

Aluminum Lily Pad Earrings - Handmade Jewelry by John S. ZBrana
Handmade Aluminum Lily Pad Earrings by Jewelry Designer John S. Brana

Plan Ahead When Shopping for Handmade Jewelry

Shopping for handmade jewelry can be difficult without the right forethought and planning. Before heading to your local art gallery or fine arts festival, take a moment to think about a few things. Knowing a woman or man’s taste in handmade jewelry and what items they already own is a good start. Purchasing an addition to their collection can be a smart decision, so search through the jewelry that they already have and look for anything which they may be missing, or any materials and gemstones which they prefer. For example, if they favor gold, but only have a few gold earrings, then purchasing a pair will be a smart choice.

Choose Quality Over Quantity When Selecting Handmade Jewelry

Always choose quality over quantity every time when shopping for handmade jewelry. Purchasing a smaller, well-made piece is much better than buying a larger, poorer quality item for the same price. Speaking of price, those on a budget simply need to remember that good handmade jewelry is not always expensive. It is the quality and look that truly counts, not the amount paid.

12 CT Marquise Cut Bronze Rutilated Quartz Ring
12 CT Marquise Cut Bronze Rutilated Quartz Ring by Jewelry Designer John S Brana

Choose Handmade Jewelry Suitable to Your Relationship

The handmade jewelry purchased should suit the stage of the relationship which you are at. If things are not serious, do not buy anything too extravagant. Additionally, consider what each gem says. Sapphires represent friendship, rubies mean passion, and diamonds signify eternal love. For this reason, avoid diamond jewelry unless you are certain about your future relationship. Additionally, avoid rings unless proposing to prevent giving the wrong impression.

Choose Handmade Jewelry Based on Facial Type

One final thing to consider is what style suits a woman’s face and neck. Some basic tips to remember are that v-shaped necklaces match heart-shaped faces, chokers are good for long necks, and petite women will look better in delicate jewelry. Also remember to have a good idea about wrist and ring sizes to avoid future embarrassment when purchasing handmade jewelry for someone.

The Truly Diverse World of Handmade Jewelry

The world of handmade jewelry is truly diverse thanks to the range of artistic talent out there. When studying the many items available these days, it becomes clear that there are two major design styles in the handmade jewelry market: organic and geometric. Both of these can be used to enhance the appearance in different ways.

Green Patinated Copper Lily Pad Earrings
Green Patinated Copper Lily Pad Earrings

Organic Handmade Jewelry

Organic handcrafted jewelry is typically made from natural products such as bone, shells or wood. It can also be created using irregular gemstones such as coral or pearls or by shaping different metals into organic patterns. Jewelry designers use these materials, along with some inspiration from various natural settings, to design their stunning collections.

Textuized Aluminum Anticlastic Bangle Bracelet
Textuized Aluminum Anticlastic Bangle Bracelet

Geometric Handmade Jewelry

Geometric jewelry is the polar opposite of their organic counterparts. Made with regular shapes ranging from simple cubes and spheres to the more complex gemstone cuts, these items scream out to the world that man definitely was responsible for creating objects of this beauty. They can be just as stunning, if not more so, than organic handmade jewelry depending on the situation. Natural-looking items combining irregular shapes with organic colors exude a very casual feel. These pieces of jewelry are great for taking the edge off formal attire or making a playful dress or top even more colorful. Natural materials such as coral and Keishi pearls are completely unique in their appearance, making them truly one-of-a-kind handmade statement jewelry. As can be expected, geometric handmade jewelry is better suited for plain or formal clothing. They provide the wearer with a look of elegance and style that would not be out of place at a high-class dinner or at a night at the opera. This type of jewelry is also great to bring out at big occasions such as proposals, weddings and anniversaries.

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