Jewellery has been used in every culture and civilisation since mankind first evolved, and while there are many types of jewellery, they all fall under the fashion or fine category. Jewellery that is made primarily as an accessory to an outfit is suitably named fashion jewellery, while fine jewellery uses the very best of metals and precious stones and is made as a piece of art, rather than to accessorise.
Around 75% of all the jewellery worn by women is classed as fashion jewellery, with sterling silver and semi-precious stones such as opal, emeralds, sapphires and amber. When you look at the Art Deco period, you can see the emergence of what we now know as fashion jewellery. Typically loud and bright, fashion jewellery provides that essential colour contrast that really makes an outfit and there are many styles available to suit every taste.
Buying fashion jewellery doesn’t involve major expense, indeed, you can pick up all forms of fashion jewellery for a few tens of dollars if you know where to look. There are, for example, online suppliers of inexpensive silver sterling jewellery using semi-precious stones. Most women have a large collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings that are considered fashion wear.
When talking about fine jewellery, you are including the very best materials, diamonds especially, plus either gold or platinum as the choice of metal. Every single piece of fine jewellery was created by a very skilled jewellery maker, who lent his talent to the creation of something unique, and very often, the fine jewellery item would be commissioned by a wealthy client. You can create your very own fine jewellery by talking to The Diamond Jewellery Studio Melbourne, who are also a loose diamond dealer, as well as having an in-house team of jewellery designers, who can turn your ideas into reality.
The very best of the fine jewellery made over the centuries is still in circulation, and such is the quality, even after 200 years, the item is in perfect condition, which is a testament to the skill of jewellery makers over the centuries. When thinking of a diamond engagement ring, many women automatically look at antique and vintage rings, as there are some stunning designs that cannot be matched by modern jewellery makers.
Customising Fine Jewellery
Many people mistakenly believe that having an item of fine jewellery made is a very costly business, indeed, nothing could be further from the truth. If, for example, you approach a diamond wholesaler, you can choose the stones which are sold at trade prices, then you can have the item designed by experts and handcrafted.
A fine item of jewellery would appreciate in value over time. Many were created with a view to making an investment, and when you consider the cost of an antique diamond engagement ring 200 years ago and compare it with today’s prices, it is clear to see that fine jewellery can make for a very good investment.