Buying handmade clothing, décor and jewellery is an easy place to start when you’re looking to live a sensible touchable life. Not only are there so many beautiful handmade items available, but each item also has so much to gift the giver and the receiver.
Here are some thoughts about the benefits of handmade jewellery:
1. No machines:
Hand-made jewellery is made with hands, meaning each piece is truly unique. No machines also mean less electricity, so the jewellery is more sustainable!
2. The Time: Each handcrafted item of jewellery requires a significant investment of time by the maker, imbuing the piece with a significance that just cannot be matched. Time is truly a precious resource, and knowing that an item was crafted just for you has so much more meaning, both to the giver and the receiver.
3. Knowing the process: Designers have a love for the product that you can’t find from mass produced items. You can almost feel the energy of a handmade piece!
4. Handmade is higher quality: Who hadn't the experience of purchasing cheap jewellery and experiencing skin reactions, discolouration or other negative effects? Handmade jewellery is so often made from higher quality metals, and with an individual person at the production end– not a huge factory– you can be sure you’re getting something that works for you.
5. Sustainable and ethical: Uncommon writers said that "Jewelry Makers are often dedicated to sustainability and ethically sourced materials". By nature, being ethical can be much more costly than taking the easy route and purchasing from the refiner or dealer with low prices and shady sourcing. Smaller scale production is almost always higher quality.