‘Tis the season for giving and what better way to show yourself love this Holiday season than investing in some staple jewelry pieces that you can enjoy wearing year after year. So, let’s get started, shall we?
Wearing | Christopher Designs: 18k White Gold Diamond Band | Armadani: 18 White Gold Diamond Fashion Necklace | Jack Kelege: 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings
The thing about jewelry is, there’s fast fashion costume jewelry and then there’s fine jewelry. Costume jewelry is inexpensive and is often an impulse buy. They are poor in quality and are good to wear for a few months and then end in up the trash.
I’ve had my fair share of buying trendy costume jewelry only to toss them out later. They either turned my skin green or I developed an allergic reaction to the cheap materials used. With costume jewelry, after a while, you realize the money you spent on buying these could be used to invest in fine quality jewelry pieces.
Wearing | Marco Bicego: 18K Graduated Double Wave Necklace | Monica Rich Kosann: 18K Gold Travel Compass Charm Necklace | Long’s: 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet | Meira T: 14K Yellow Gold Wide Pave Diamond Ring | Penny Preville: 18K Yellow Diamond Leaf Ring
I didn’t really start getting into fine jewelry until my late twenties because I grew tired of wasting money on pieces that didn’t last. I wanted to have a collection of fine pieces that I know I’ll be able to wear for a long time and not worry they will lose their beauty.
Fine jewelry is made from the highest quality metal such as gold and platinum, precious and semi-precious stones. Fine jewelry represents the best in its class and is typically made by skilled craftsmen. When you look at a piece of fine jewelry, you know that work and care went into making it. I like to think of it as artwork that we are wearing. In addition, fine jewelry can stand the test of time and can be passed down to your kids or future grandkids as an heirloom.
Wearing | Monica Rich Kosann 18K Yellow Gold Charm Enhancer Necklace (charms sold separately)
CHOOSE A REPUTABLE JEWELER
Choosing a reputable jeweler is very important when buying fine jewelry. You want to find a jeweler that you can trust. My go-to jeweler is Long’s. They are a family-owned and operated business with five stores throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They also have an online catalog which showcases a handcrafted selection of fine and unique jewelry pieces that are also offered in their stores.
Wearing | Jack Kelege: 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings | Christopher Designs: 18k White Gold Diamond Band | Armadani: 18 White Gold Diamond Fashion Necklace
What I love about Long’s Jewelers is that they have something for everyone and the service they offer is truly amazing. It’s always a fun process for me when I am buying jewelry that I understand exactly what I’m purchasing and be educated on the different pieces. Long’s Jewelers staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, which is a huge comfort when you are investing in high-quality jewelry pieces.
With all that said, there is no better time than the season of giving to show yourself some love. So, treat yourself to something that you’ll enjoy wearing for years to come.
What about you? What do you think about fine jewelry? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below and be sure to check out the amazing designers I linked above!