When we speak of “fine” jewelry, we’re not just discussing the way the piece looks, although every piece of fine jewelry at David Craig Jewelers is indeed quite beautiful! Fine jewelry refers to pieces that are created from solid precious metals like gold, sterling silver and platinum. Often, previous gemstones will be added, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, forming exquisite rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Fashion jewelry, on the contrary, can be made from ‘base” metals like copper or aluminum, with textiles or leather incorporated. Also known as costume jewelry, these pieces may look like they’re made with natural, precious gemstones but normally incorporate simulated stones made from glass, crystal, or even plastic. Fashion jewelry is less expensive than fine jewelry, but may not last like fine jewelry. Often, fashion jewelry is plated in gold or silver with sheens that look nice at first, but will eventually wear off.
More Reasons You Might Consider Fine Jewelry
If you can afford to spend a bit more, we promise that you won’t regret your investment. There’s nothing like real gold and silver to showcase design and quality of craftsmanship. In addition, your fine jewelry:
- Will stand the test of time. Precious metals and gemstones are strong. Should you break a clasp, experience a loose prong or need a link fixed, we can repair your piece for years more to come of wearing enjoyment.
- Provides heirloom value. A favorite gold or silver ring can be a great way to pass on wealth and sentimentally to the next generation.
- Won’t tarnish. With proper care and storage, your favorite, classic jewelry will look like new. Tell that to the fashion ring that just turned your finger green!
The Bottom Line: Invest in fine jewelry that you can wear for years to come. Feel free to mix and match your more valuable pieces with your fun, costume jewelry and enjoy. For more ideas on jewelry you’ll love today and forever, stop in and see us at David Craig Jewelers, 10 Summit Square Shopping Center, Langhorne, PA 19047.