November 10 2016 Thursday at 09:30 AM

Top 5 reasons to buy handmade jewelry

No matter if you are buying a gift or shopping for yourself, shopping for jewelry is always fun. There are many types of accessories available and more are choosing to buy handmade jewelry. There are many benefits to purchasing handmade jewelry over buying manufactured pieces from big box retailers.

Buying handmade means that you are supporting a local business and/or person. Shopping local means you are helping a mom, a dad, a student or an entrepreneur pay for their day-to-day bills. You are not paying for a CEO’s vacation home.

The quality when buying handmade jewelry is far superior than buying mass produced items from a nationwide chain. The crafter takes their time and work with each piece individually. This ensures the quality is top notch.

Handmade jewelry sometimes means the items are one-of-a-kind. Many crafters might work off of a pattern, but in the end, not every piece is exactly the same. You can find some unique pieces that are handcrafted.

Handmade jewelry is greener than buying other items. Most small scale jewelry designers do not use electricity like machines do to make the jewelry. Some designers recycle beads and other materials when making their designs.

In addition to all of the above benefits to buying handmade jewelry, you also get personalized service when shopping. Most crafters take pride in their work and will take their time to show off their goods when you are shopping with them.