When Vanessa Winston of VGUR Custom Jewelry reached out to me commenting that she noticed a lack of custom pieces in my photographs I was instantly intrigued. I love jewelry in all forms but hand-made custom jewelry has a special place in my heart.
Handcrafted jewelry is attractive, unique, fashionable, and affordable. The best thing about it is that Handcrafted pieces will never go out of style.
Another benefit is that each hand crafted item of jewelry 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.
It should already be known that Handmade is higher quality: We’ve all had the experience of purchasing cheap jewelry and experiencing skin reactions, discoloration or other negative effects. Handmade jewelry 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.
Even if the product is not made totally close to you, know that handmade jewelry it made closer to home than most other stuff. Handmade jewelry is likely made by an entrepreneur with small business values in mind. Supporting that supports small business everywhere!
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.
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