5 Reasons Why Handmade Jewelry is the Perfect Gift

The countdown to the holiday season has already begun for me as the demand for handmade jewelry starts to roll in. I know, it’s early—but when it comes to giving thoughtful, high-quality gifts, time is of the essence.

Curly bark 3 Necklace- silver and gold

Curly bark 3 Necklace- silver and gold

There is so much that goes into a handmade item—particularly jewelry. Each piece is the summation of years of experience and skill, but there’s also a lot of love and passion that goes into each and every work of art—at least, that’s how I create all my pieces! This is why handmade jewelry is always a popular gift—especially around the holidays. But if you’re looking for a few more reasons as to why handmade jewelry is the perfect gift to give, then consider the following:

1. The rarity

We are all unique and beautiful snowflakes, but a pair of handmade earrings made by an artist (instead of mass manufactured by a machine) ensures that the recipient will be wearing a one-of-a-kind look. This is one of the biggest reasons why handmade jewelry is such a treasure to receive.

2. The quality

With every piece of jewelry I create, I craft it to last. Not only does my expertise enable me to assemble a durable piece of jewelry, but I also know the importance of using high-quality materials that are beautiful and strong. I use precious metals and semi-precious gemstones in all of my pieces so they can withstand the test of time. 

3. The surprise

Whenever someone is on the receiving end of handmade jewelry, seeing what’s in the carefully wrapped box is a wonderful surprise. Chances are the recipient will be looking at a beautiful piece of wearable art that they’ve never seen before—and that is always a delightful experience.

4. The thought

Small Curly Bark Earrings 6-Black and Gold

Small Curly Bark Earrings 6-Black and Gold

Anyone can run to the mall last minute and grab an expensive necklace or pair of earrings. However, with handmade jewelry there is a greater sense of thoughtfulness since it’s not something that’s easily made, purchased, or given.  

5. The attachment

When the gift recipient knows they have an original handmade piece of jewelry—whether it’s a pair of earrings, necklace, bracelet, or ring—the attachment to it is strong. These pieces often become heirlooms as their uniqueness and sentimentality makes them invaluable in the recipient’s eyes.

If you really want to boost the thoughtfulness in a gift, I recommend creating a custom jewelry piece. I love to work with clients on sketching out designs for their loved one’s gift so contact me today to get started. And remember, a lot goes into the planning, design, and crafting of each and every piece so the sooner you place your order, the better! 

Lori Gottlieb