All about jewelry made of metal
August 8, 2021
The term handmade jewelry refers to craftsmanship from the design process to final production. Each handmade jewel is unique and original. Small imperfections in the beads, decorative stones and metals add to the authenticity of the piece, suggesting that the piece was not manufactured on a mass production line.
Before the industrial revolution began, everything was done by hand. The evidence points to the prevalence of beautiful handmade ornaments even during the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. Throughout history, handcrafted jewelry is present in all cultures, be it with the Egyptian Queen Ashhotep, Mughal courtiers, European women in the Renaissance or even in the Bronze Age. Artisan jewelry has always been valued and this trend continues to this day.
Today’s world has seen many developments in handmade ornaments. Techniques range from engraving, carving, painting, weaving, filigree, and much more. A wide variety of precious stones and metals such as silver, gold, brass, copper, quartz, etc. are used in manufacturing. Nature is rich and kind when it comes to providing resources. We are the ones who can make better use of them.
The fact is that a not so exclusive jewel and with a great design will surely outshine the exclusive jewel in a boring, regular and above all repetitive design. Handmade jewelry, even with gemstones and inferior metals, with small imperfections, high-quality recurring jewelry, perfect materials, machine-made, will surely dwarf. The phenomenon of mass production has completely ruined the true joy of jewelry. Jewelry and gemstones look best with little blemishes!
The reasons why handmade metal jewelry is in higher demand are:
Uniqueness – stand out from the crowd.
Special: reminds you that you are special.
Personalization: You can personalize your piece and enjoy the fact that this jewel is yours alone and no one else can have it.
They also support the new talents who actually make these pieces of jewelry.
Metal is one of those things that would never go out of style in the jewelry world. It is the most common base for all types of jewelry. Makes jewelry sturdy and durable. And with the growing variety of different metals used in jewelry making these days, you will certainly never get bored. Handmade jewelry still retains the charm it had centuries ago. It’s a timeless tradition and continues to be popular with shoppers of all ages, genders, and nationalities. They are also a perfect gift for any occasion. And since they are unique and stylish, they can also be worn on different occasions or even in everyday life. The fact that this particular piece of handmade jewelry that you own cannot be compared to normal machines and mass produced jewelry and that no one else can own the same piece increases its value.
The metal owes its name to the fact that it does not leave any stains. Nor will it corrode or rust like ordinary steel. It consists of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, chromium and nickel. Doesn’t scratch or dent as easily as gold jewelry. It was used in the Chrysler Building during the Art Deco era. Nowadays, many restaurants have large decorative stainless steel panels that customers can see. But where the customer cannot see, there are also many machines and surfaces made of this strong metal. In hospitals, due to its hypoallergenic properties, it is used for surgical instruments, operating tables, and for pins, rods and screws that are inserted into the patient’s body.