Handmade jewellery has always been of great interest and popularity. When it comes to fashion, style and accessories, people are forever searching for something unique. With the rise of marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon Handmade, handmade jewellery is now even more accessible online, with its popularity growing like never before.
1. The Quality
Rather than machine-made mass production, handmade jewellery is that which is crafted, assembled and finished with the magical touch of skilled artisans. This means that the jewellery itself is often of superior quality, with a much greater attention to detail, fulfilling the individual needs of each design.
2. The Unique Designs
Despite nomenclature, machines simply have more "man-power". Considering handmade jewellery is made by skilled individuals, each piece is crafted in significantly smaller quantities. Not only this, but jewellery makers are not limited by the restrictions of machinery, and so designer creativity knows no bounds, achieving more exclusive and bespoke designs.
With Handmade Amber Jewellery, this uniqueness is even more evident. Every Amber stone is entirely unique in its colour, clarity and internal details - like a fingerprint, there are no two identical. Learn more "About Baltic Amber" over in our Jewellery Encyclopaedia.
3. It's Sustainable
A word that should be shouted repeatedly from the rooftops in every sector, and with jewellery comes no exception. Sustainability is an important facet of every business and with handmade jewellery, small scale production simply means a more conservative use of resources. With Amber specifically, handmade jewellery is more sustainable due to the less wasteful shaping process. When creating specific "cast-jewellery", Amber is cut and polished into specific shapes, such as "cabochons", causing shavings and small-cuttings to go to waste. With handmade amber jewellery, it is not necessary to carve the stone into a specific shape, it simply requires a touch of ingenuity to make the most of the largest amount of Amber as possible.
4. It's Thoughtful
The time required to create anything handmade is significantly longer than that from a machine. From design to polishing, every single step requires more time, thought and skill. Therefore the gift of handmade is often one which was created, and by extension gifted, with more thought.
5. It's Affordable
Whilst crafted in much lower quantities, handmade designs are often repeatable. Therefore whilst designed with great care, attention and skill, they are an affordable and unique beauty without the price-tag of One of A Kind jewellery.
There are endless reasons why you should choose handmade jewellery, but we hope we have managed to convince you in just these 5. Discover our brand new Handmade Amber Jewellery collection or explore our artisanal Etsy store: BalticBeauty925 or Amazon Handmade store: Baltic Beauty Jewellery