5 Reasons to Invest in Handmade Jewellery

on Oct 06, 2023

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Director | Family run jewellers specialising in bespoke & antique jewellery
Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson started his career in Jewellery in 2008, where he began working in his father’s shop in Marlow. After learning the ropes and gaining an in-depth knowledge of jewellery, he took over the business with his brother George. Now running our Maidenhead boutique he continues in his father’s footsteps.

Joe specialises in buying in beautiful antique and pre-loved pieces that are proudly displayed in all our boutiques. He’s also motivated to blend the traditional skills and craftsmanship with the demand for digital and online content by creating our website and sharing the day-to-day running of the business and workshops on social media.

5 Reasons to Invest in Handmade Jewellery

Jewellery is a great way to express yourself and there is such a huge array of designs on the market. When purchasing new jewellery, whether you’d like a pair of earrings or a bracelet, purchasing from the right jewellery shop is important. Finding a jeweller who designs and crafts bespoke jewellery is always beneficial. Using traditional jewellery-making techniques and hand-making every component makes the jewellery even more special. 

Unlike mass-produced jewellery, handmade pieces are an excellent investment and there are several reasons why you should look for jewellery that has been crafted by a highly skilled master goldsmith. Below we have listed five compelling benefits of handmade jewellery that justify it as a worthwhile investment. 

  • Quality and Craftsmanship

  • When you opt for a piece of handmade jewellery, you're purchasing more than just a ring or chain; you're investing in hours of skilled craftsmanship. Each piece is meticulously designed and crafted by an expert who has developed their skills over many years or even decades. 

    Unlike machine-made jewellery, where quality may suffer due to mass production, handmade pieces undergo a rigorous quality check too. The attention to detail is impeccable, ensuring that you get a piece of jewellery that isn’t just beautiful, but also built to last.

  • Unique and Personal

  • One of the standout features of handmade jewellery is its uniqueness. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, crafted with a personal touch that machines simply can't replicate. This makes your new jewellery not just an accessory, but also a conversation starter and an expression of your individuality. Whether it's a custom engraving or a specially chosen gemstone, you have the opportunity to own a unique piece of jewellery. 

  • Ethical and Sustainable

  • Handmade jewellery often comes with the added benefit of being ethically sourced or sustainably made. Whether they use locally sourced materials or remodel antique pieces to create something breathtaking, jewellers can reduce the carbon footprint of their jewellery. 

    At Anthony Paul Jewellery, we are proud to say that all of our handmade jewellery is produced using renewable green energy and we are a carbon-neutral company. This gives you peace of mind that your investment is both stylish and environmentally responsible.

  • Emotional and Sentimental Value 

  • Every piece of handmade jewellery has a unique narrative. Whether you purchase something you’ve seen at a jewellery store or design something bespoke, it will be filled with emotion and sentiment. This is something you won’t find with mass-produced alternatives and it will turn your piece of jewellery into a cherished keepsake. Handmade jewellery often becomes valued heirlooms that will be passed down through generations.

  • Financial Investment

  • While handmade jewellery may come with a higher initial cost, its value often appreciates over time. Unlike mass-produced pieces that may depreciate due to wear and tear or changing fashion trends, a well-crafted unique piece of jewellery can become more valuable as years pass, making it a good financial investment. If it’s loved and worn by multiple generations, its cost per wear will be minimal too. 

    Purchasing Handmade Jewellery in Henley-on-Thames

    Investing in handmade jewellery is undeniably worthwhile and next time you want a new piece of jewellery, it’s beneficial to visit a jewellery shop that offers handmade pieces. The long-lasting benefits of jewellery that’s been crafted by highly skilled goldsmiths make it a great option whenever you’re shopping for jewellery. There is no denying that handmade jewellery deserves a special place in your collection.

    If you’re interested in purchasing handmade jewellery in Henley-on-Thames, visit the Anthony Paul Jewellery boutique today. Since the 1980s, we have been providing our customers with beautiful, bespoke jewellery pieces and our boutique is the oldest family-run jewellers in the town. To create high-quality jewellery, we carefully combine traditional skills and knowledge with new techniques. Every member of our team is passionate about providing our customers with pieces of jewellery they never want to take off.