Handcrafted jewellery pieces have an air of exclusivity and uniqueness about them, which is why they are a popular choice. But if you're thinking of getting some pieces for yourself, you'll want to consider these factors before making any purchases. Take a look!
Find Out Whether You Can Customise The Design
The fact that you can add your own personal touch to your jewellery is what makes these handcrafted pieces so interesting. If you really want something unique, find out whether you can customise the design so you get something that truly reflects your personality, tastes and preferences. Some jewellery designers will let you customise the pieces as much as you like — from the design to the metal, the stone and everything in between, while some may have a few restrictions. Find out whether you can customise the design and how much flexibility you have before choosing something.
Make Sure Your Jeweller Provides Great Quality
A handcrafted piece of jewellery won't come cheap — and it shouldn't. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a fantastic piece of jewellery that you may want to pass down as a family heirloom for generations to come. Don't buy anything until you know what kind of quality the pieces are. Does the jeweller provide a quality assurance or guarantee for the craftsmanship and materials? Is there a proper quality check before it is sold to you? Discuss how your jeweller ensures the quality of a piece before you pay for any handcrafted pieces.
Check After-Sales Service
When you buy a handcrafted piece, you may have a few questions about care and maintenance. Perhaps some questions may come up later that you didn't think to ask while buying the piece. Your jeweller should provide good after-sales service as an extension of his or her quality assurance. A good way to check about after-sales services is to read online reviews about the jeweller if they are available. This should give you a clearer picture of how the jeweller engages with customers. If this isn't available, talk to the jeweller and find out how they provide after-sales service for your pieces to get some reassurance for yourself.
Buying handcrafted jewellery isn't just about walking into a store and picking up an available piece. There's a lot of care and consideration that goes into purchasing handcrafted jewellery, which is why these tips will help you before you make your next purchase.