Buying quality made jewelry takes some research. Your best bet is to start by avoiding the large chain or cable TV network shopping channels. Seek out the Independent jewelry shops or studio jewelers selling items they made themselves at artisan markets and shows or online. Ask who made the item, where was it made and how was it made. If buying online, note the country it is shipped from. Another alternative is to ask the Independent jeweler if they have any antique estate sale items.
An informed customer is the best customer. Good luck in your search for that special piece. Let me know if I can help you. You can add your questions or comments below or contact me directly.
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.
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