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Sustainability is within the Focus of the Jewelry Fair

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Sustainability is within the Focus of the Jewelry Fair
Sustainability is within the Focus of the Jewelry Fair

Sustainability is within the Focus of the Jewelry Fair

The ever-growing increase in global climate change reminds us of the necessity to protect nature. Preferring environmentally friendly products and making difference in respect of our approach to sustainability is also of great sensitivity now for the events. Istanbul Jewelry Show organized by Informa Markets aims at raising awareness as regards sustainability and connecting people with the networks and information in assisting them to resolve the challenges regarding jewelry thus ensuring the sector to further develop its own sustainability.

Istanbul Jewelry Show builds its sustainability efforts on 3 fundamental goals: helping the sector by inspiring sustainable development, increasingly turning the fair into a more environmentally sensitive forum every single day, and organizing the fair with the cognizance of social responsibilities. The fair provides support to designers, workshops, vocational high schools, and universities with a view to inspiring sustainable development and assisting the jewelry sector.

At the fair, several environmentally sensitive works draw attention to the importance of this particular topic. Details come to the fore during this activity as decreasing the number of printed materials to reduce carbon emissions, recycling the name badges and carpets used in the fair, saving electricity with the use of LED technology, holding visitor surveys with a tablet on an online format with a view to reducing the use of papers, and ensuring the access of the participants and visitors to the fairground via mass transportation in order to minimize the CO2 emissions.

98 tons of garbage were collected and recycled during the lastly held fair of March 2022. The use of plastics in food and beverage sections of the fair was minimized and services were provided with the use of recyclable products. The food not used during the fair event was sorted out to be further provided to the relevant animal shelters.

Istanbul Jewelry Show Takes Its Strength from Renewable Energy!

The fair initiates the use of renewable electricity by 2022 to contribute to the journey that Informa Markets embarks on achieving Net Zero emissions in carbon footprints.

The fair makes an indelible impression in respect of its contributions to not only the sectors that it addresses but also to the region by which it is surrounded. The event comes to the fore with the participation of food and beverages companies and offers its visitors and participants accommodation options nearby the fair thus contributing to the local economy around the fair and supporting reduction of the carbon footprints of the participants and visitors.

The fair shares with its stakeholders the outputs of its entire works regarding sustainability throughout the year and provides support to the participants and visitors in creating awareness of sustainability. The fair also calls on the fair participants to ensure that their stands be reused and prepared with sustainability-oriented products and to implement the necessary rules.

The fair to be held at Istanbul Exhibition Center on 6-9 October 2022 raises the responsibilities regarding sustainability and continues to provide the flow of information with regard to a transition into a sustainable ecosystem in the sector.

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate, and grow. We provide opportunities to the entire global market participants to engage, experience, and do business via one-to-one participant exhibitions, targeted digital services, and actionable data solutions. We bring together buyers and vendors from over a dozen global industries including the Food, Medical, technology, and Infrastructure industries. As a leading market-creating firm in the world, we implement various specialized markets, offer new opportunities, and contribute to the development of these markets 365 days a year.

Source: Informa Markets

What Jewelry Should You Wear For Your Wedding Invitation Photos

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What Jewelry Should You Wear For Your Wedding Invitation Photos
What Jewelry Should You Wear For Your Wedding Invitation Photos

What Jewelry Should You Wear For Your Wedding Invitation Photos

In just one month’s time, your wedding day will finally arrive! If you haven’t yet chosen what jewelry to wear in your wedding pictures, then it’s time to start thinking about it now. There are many factors to consider before deciding what type of jewelry to wear; these include the shape of your face, your personality, and the style of the wedding you’re planning. Luckily, we have some ideas to help you figure out which necklace or earrings should be part of your dress code.

The Small Stuff

While your wedding day is about the dress, you can’t forget the jewelry. The right accessories can really make or break your look. Here are a few tips on what jewelry to wear for your wedding invitation photos.

First, take a look at the neckline of your dress. If it’s a V-neck or scoop neck, you’ll want to wear a necklace that accentuates the neckline. A simple pendant or strand of pearls will do the trick. If your dress has a high neckline, you may want to forgo the necklace and instead focus on earrings.

Next, take a look at your hairstyle. Consider wearing an elegant headband if you’re wearing an updo, or a sparkling hair clip if your hair is down. The most important thing to remember when selecting jewelry for your wedding invitation photos is not to overdo it! Too much bling can distract from the beauty of your dress.

Keep in mind that these images will be blown up into poster size so any flaws in quality will be more visible than usual. When looking for jewelry to wear, think of quality over quantity. Don’t worry about spending too much money on one piece as long as it looks good.

Starting Off with Bangles

Bangles are a great way to add some personality to your wedding invites photos. They come in all different colors, sizes, and styles, so you can find the perfect ones to match your wedding theme. Plus, they’re a fun accessory to wear on your big day.

If you want to incorporate bangles into your wedding look, pair them with a long dress or jeans and a blazer for an elevated style. Or opt for something more formal like an evening gown with diamonds and sparkle or even a bold animal print blouse paired with black pants or shorts for an edgy look. 

And don’t forget to accessorize! Add a statement necklace and earrings or even some dainty rings. Either way, you’ll be sporting some seriously chic jewelry from head to toe. Pairing necklaces with matching earrings are always a great option when wearing bangles because it makes sure that everything matches and compliments each other nicely.

In addition, necklaces go well with just about any outfit, so if you’re looking for one accessory to use as your staple piece then this is it.

Earrings

Wedding invitation photos are a great way to capture your style and personality before the big day. And what better way to show off your style than with some beautiful jewelry! But with so many options out there, it can be tough to decide what to wear.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect earrings for your wedding invitation photos. – Stay away from overly large statement pieces that might distract from your face or upstage the engagement ring. – If you have sensitive ears or a sensitive skin type, opt for studs instead of dangling earrings to avoid irritation or rashes caused by contact with metal posts.

Consider wearing one pair of simple studs as a classic look and then add an additional pair of dangly earrings in either gold or silver depending on what color dress you’re wearing. You could also wear two pairs of studs if you want something understated but still want the variety of wearing multiple pairs.

Ring of Rings

A wedding is a very special day in a person’s life. It is a day when two hearts become one and promises are made for a lifetime of happiness. On this day, everything should be perfect, including the jewelry you wear. Here are some tips on what jewelry to wear for your wedding invitation photos.

The bride should wear her engagement ring and wedding band. If she has a second set of rings, she can wear her engagement ring on her right hand and her wedding band on her left. The groom should wear his wedding band. If he has an engagement ring, he can wear it on his right hand as well.

The bride and groom can each wear a necklace with their initials or the date of their wedding menu. They may also want to include other symbols of their love such as matching bracelets or watches. These types of items make great accessories for a wedding photo album that will last forever.

Each family member will want to pick out something different for themselves so they don’t look like clones from head to toe. Choose something that reflects who you are and not just how much money you have.

Bracelets

For your wedding invitation photos, you should wear bracelets that compliment your dress and the overall look of the photo. If you’re wearing a strapless dress, a bracelet with a little bit of sparkle will catch the light and add some glamour to the photo.

A simple bracelet can also be a great way to add a pop of color. If you’re looking for something more unique, try layering several thin bracelets or choosing a bracelet with an interesting texture. One popular option is stacking turquoise gemstone rings on one hand.

Turquoise bracelets are another idea; they work well with both gold and silver dresses, as well as all colors of dresses. Since these pieces often have natural variations in color and pattern, it’s not necessary to match them up exactly.

The best way to stack the bracelets is by size, starting with a larger piece at the bottom (if there are other similar-sized pieces) or one side (if there are only two). Then continue adding smaller ones until the stack is complete. If you want to wear multiple bracelets at once but don’t want anything touching, just attach them together using jewelry glue.

Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore

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do business at JGW Singapore

Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore

Asia’s much-awaited fair of the year to feature 20+ pavilions powered by nearly 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions; Thrill of in-person B2B sourcing experience, and quarantine-free travel to Lion City are among September show’s main draws

International buyers are ready to hop onto planes to attend Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW), which is returning fully in person for the first time since 2019 in Singapore. The fair will present the newest products of around 1,000 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions from 27 to 30 September at the Singapore EXPO.

The iconic B2B jewellery show – previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair – is temporarily relocating from its Hong Kong home base to the Lion City, a destination currently more accessible to overseas buyers and exhibitors. Unlike Hong Kong, which still subjects travellers to a seven-day mandatory quarantine in a designated hotel among others, Singapore welcomes fully vaccinated visitors with a seamless quarantine-free and test-free travel experience.

Prior to the Singapore buying event, Informa Markets Jewellery will organise a special-edition fair in Hong Kong catering mainly to domestic trade and jewellery lovers from 16 to 19 September.

International B2B buyers

A one-off special arrangement applicable only in 2022, the unprecedented venue change was enthusiastically received by overseas buyers and exhibitors, many of whom would be travelling to Asia for the first time since the lockdowns of 2020. Trade buyers from around the world are anticipated to attend the event, including hosted visitors from ASEAN-member countries, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

Many jewellers from Poland are interested in JGW Singapore simply because it is the best platform to contact Asian suppliers,” said Piotr Lachowski of Adamas Jewellery of Poland.

Polish jewellers are looking forward to meeting with established suppliers of coloured gemstones, pearls and exclusive jewellery with precious gemstones,” Lachowski continued.

Ahmad Al-Muhaisen of Al-Muhaisen Jewellery of Saudi Arabia said he and his team “long to visit an all-in-one show” once again.

It is time for the industry to start thinking big in order to help the sector recover from a tough three years. JGW will definitely be an attraction for me, as for other jewellery professionals from around the world,” Al-Muhaisen said.

Cesar Ouzounian of Ouzounian Jewellery of Lebanon and the UAE noted that the choice of Singapore as an alternative venue for JGW could have an energising effect on the industry.

Singapore is a beautiful country, and hosting an exhibition for jewellery in such a place will be very inspiring I believe,” Ouzounian said. “This year’s JGW experience should be unprecedented and will revive in our minds the comprehensive show we used to visit in Hong Kong.”

Extraordinary times call for bold measures, and this year’s dramatic configuration of JGW is one of those, said Mauricio Okubo of Julio Kubo Joias, a retailer based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Congratulations to Informa Markets Jewellery for this initiative. COVID has challenged us to be more creative, improvise and move forward, and the Singapore event embodies all that. We are looking to the future with optimism,” Okubo said.

Staging an industry-benchmark event against the backdrop of another world-class city is an added bonus for buyers eager for the resumption of face-to-face interactions, added Florencia Boskis of Argentina-based retailer, Floboskis Stad.

Singapore and JGW will make a great combination,” Boskis said. “I can’t wait to experience this buying event.”

Gislaine Rial added that the creative staging of JGW this year underscores the power of physical exhibitions. Rial is at the helm of her eponymous retail brand, which operates out of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

I am looking forward to it,” she said. “Imagine experiencing a different but still an opportunities-packed September Fair in a city famous for its warm hospitality, diversity and safety. It’s definitely the event to experience this year.

Yvette Garcia of Peru-based Carre Joyas agreed, noting that the industry is excited for the return of the September show after nearly three years of Zoom meetings. “It will surely be a success,” Garcia said.

Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore
Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore

Product sourcing opportunities

Buyers will discover a wealth of resources at JGW, which will be segmented into 20+ pavilions for easy navigation. The impressive list includes pavilions representing the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), India, Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and the US, among others.

Also, a must-see for retailers, brands and high-net-worth buyers is the Premier Pavilion, a space that brings together some of the top names in luxury jewellery and gemstone manufacturing, and product pavilions featuring extensive displays of loose diamonds, pearls, coloured gemstones, fine jewellery, antique and vintage collections, jadeite jade, pre-owned jewellery, silver creations, lab-grown diamonds and packaging and technology solutions to name a few.

JGW gives us the opportunity to discover the latest products and innovations that our industry peers have worked on in the past several months, meet some new faces from far-off places and reconnect with friends and colleagues we have lost touch with or have only seen through endless Zoom calls for close to three years,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia. “It’s time we get together and energise our market. I am calling on our industry partners to join us in Singapore this September and return home with fresh ideas and inspiration for their business.”

JGW aims to bring global buyers and sellers together in the most efficient, productive and secure way possible, added Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery. “Our mission is to deliver an engaging sourcing experience where relationships are strengthened and new partnerships are forged,” Lau said. “Through our platform, we want to help everyone to better their business, be it through product discovery, networking or education.

Also new to Informa Markets Jewellery this year is Jewellery & Gem ASEAN Bangkok (JGAB), which is debuting from 2 to 5 November at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC). JGAB is a B2B cash-and-carry event that allows buyers from Southeast Asia and beyond to instantly replenish their stocks for the busy Christmas and New Year selling season. The Bangkok fair is positioned as the industry’s last wholesale buying fair of the year.

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, preparations are in full swing for JGW Hong Kong Special Edition, which will be held from 16 to 19 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Customised to adapt to Hong Kong’s restrictions on international arrivals and cross-border travel, the sourcing event aims to generate cross-market opportunities and onsite sales for suppliers by opening its doors to jewellery lovers, in addition to its core trade audience comprising wholesalers, retailers and brands.

About Informa Markets Jewellery

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our global jewellery vertical, Informa Markets Jewellery, offers in-person and web-based sourcing experiences, digital solutions and dedicated B2B platforms that bring international buyers and quality sellers together in fine jewellery, gemstone, and fashion jewellery and accessories markets.

Our resources, industry experience, influence and focus as a partner are enhanced by our global jewellery portfolio consisting of fairs and events in key cities; a powerful digital platform – JewelleryNet; a dedicated Jewellery Media team, led by flagship publication, JNA; an education-based programme – Jewellery & Gem Knowledge Community, and the industry’s most prestigious awards programmes – Jewellery World Awards (JWA) and its regional edition, JWA Dubai. To learn more, log on to imjewellery.jewellerynet.com

Source: Informa

Frederique Constant’s first collection of NFT timepieces

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Frederique Constant’s first collection of NFT timepieces

Time to Travel:
Frederique Constant’s first collection of NFT timepieces sold out in less than 48h!

On May 28th, 2022, in collaboration with the agency Rarecubes and on the Exclusible Web3 platform, Frederique Constant unveiled the Time to Travel series of 888 NFTs in tribute to the 10th Anniversary of the Brand’s iconic Classics Worldtimer Manufacture.

Ranging from a classic appearance to unique and colored designs, these NFT timepieces were in high demand, having sold out in less than 48h. Sorted by rarity, each of the 24 cities shown on the outer ring of the dial – representing the world’s 24 time zones- has been allocated a set number of NFTs. The value of each NFT increases based on the rarity of the city. Among these pieces are hidden the digital twins of each of the 10 Classics Worldtimer Manufacture models released since 2012. The lucky owner of the 2022 steel version will have the privilege of being gifted the physical watch.

Frederique Constant, a Swiss watchmaking manufacturer founded in 1988, established itself as a major player within the industry through unprecedented technical achievements. Thanks to a cutting edge and innovative spirit, the Brand has developed 30 in-house calibers, with the latest being the FC-810 Monolithic Manufacture movement beating at 40 Hz and equipped with a revolutionary mechanism.

Frederique Constant has always been passionate about technology, aiming to push boundaries to explore new horizons. Over the past 34 years, Frederique Constant has proven its ability to come up with ground-breaking innovations. As a mechanical and technical pioneer within the watchmaking industry, Frederique Constant brought this ability to innovate into the digital universe by being among the first Swiss brands to create an NFT generative project. Entering the world of NFTs was a logical step for a company that isn’t afraid to embrace the future and experiment with new technologies. 

Entering the Web3 universe

On May 28th, Frederique Constant was thrilled to present a new and exciting milestone in its history by bringing the iconic and best-selling Classics Worldtimer Manufacture models into the world of NFTs. In collaboration with the luxury marketplace Exclusible and the Web3 agency Rarecubes, the Brand unveiled the Time to Travel exclusive series of 888 unique NFTs, ranging from classic designs to colourful and unique looks, to pay tribute to the 10th Anniversary of this iconic timepiece introduced in 2012.

An NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a digital piece that is part of a blockchain. It guarantees ownership of a digital piece of any type: artwork, avatar, art object, musical piece etc.

To remain loyal to its mission, Frederique Constant chose to launch this project at an affordable price (mint price of 0.123 ETH) to allow more watch aficionados to explore and enjoy this fascinating world that is the Web3. The entirety of the collection proved to be very successful and sold out in less than 48h.

Time to Travel: 888 unique journeys

The Time to Travel series allows one to travel the world by reproducing the Worldtimer experience in its virtual form. To honour this journey, all of the 24 reference cities listed on the outer ring of the dial -representing the 24 time zones- have been allocated a set number of NFTs. Therefore, each watch is highlighted within an architectural and visual environment reminiscent of the city.

However, not all cities and watches are worth the same value: in fact, some are rarer than others. And the rarer the city is, the more benefits are unlocked. Geneva being Frederique Constant’s birthplace, is, therefore, the most exclusive city, and has been allocated 10 NFTs: the exact digital twins of each of the 10 variations of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture launched from 2012 to 2022 – the stainless steel 2022 version only.

The benefits granted by each NFT will be split into four levels (Common – Rare – Legend – Unique) and may vary, for instance, from accessing the Brand’s NFT projects in preview to personalizing the reference city, accessing the Frederique Constant Metaverse space or even receiving a free NFT in 2023. Finally, the ultimate and unique benefit goes to the lucky owner of the 2022 stainless steel Classics Worldtimer Manufacture NFT timepiece, who will be gifted the physical version of the digital watch, allowing him/her to undergo a “phygital” experience by enjoying both versions simultaneously.

To enhance the adventure, both the city and the watch design were kept secret and were revealed only after the NFT was purchased.

Entering the Web3 universe
Frederique Constant’s first collection of NFT timepieces
sold out in less than 48h!
Time to Travel: 888 unique journeys
Frederique Constant X Exclusible

Frederique Constant X Exclusible

More than an NFT platform, Exclusible is a curated NFT marketplace designed for luxury brands across the verticals of fashion, watches, jewellery and lifestyle. It is also the ultimate provider of a truly digital luxury experience, with a strong presence in the Metaverse. With a large community of luxury collectors and state-of-the-art technology, Exclusive is committed to delivering the latter a fascinating experience.

Frederique Constant X Exclusible is the encounter of two worlds that share a common mission: to let people enjoy luxury by providing exclusive and memorable experiences. A bridge from traditional luxury to an innovative future.

The Time to Travel collection is an invitation to experience a new way of enjoying luxury watches. The NFTs’ utilities are conceived to open Maison’s doors to luxury aficionados and collectors. To invite them to enter the Frederique Constant universe and be part of a community sharing the same pioneering spirit to build future adventures in the Web3 environment.

From the very first day, the Brand’s mission has been to not restrict the interest in Frederique Constant watches to a limited and elitist circle of connoisseurs, but rather to a broader group of appreciative enthusiasts who want to enjoy high-quality classical – and digital – watches at sensible prices.

XXII Century Pioneer

On March 24th, 2022, Frederique Constant took on the Web3 to introduce two limited editions celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Classics Worldtimer Manufacture, thereby becoming the very first brand to launch a new timepiece in an interactive 3D Frederique Constant branded environment showcasing products, videos and pictures (Frederique Constant Metacube).

On this occasion, Frederique Constant also presented its first NFT project, a limited edition of 50 digital twins of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture 10th Anniversary timepiece in stainless steel, to be awarded to a select group of buyers of the timepiece via a draw. Registration closes on September 30th, 2022, with the draw due to take place on October 4th, 2022, at 5:00 pm (CET).

Source: Frederique Constant

The most effective choice in selecting the best engagement ring

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The most effective choice in selecting the best engagement ring
The most effective choice in selecting the best engagement ring

The most effective choice in selecting the best engagement ring

Love, giving, and engagements should be the most dramatic event of your life. You can make it romantic and heart-melting through DarryRing engagement rings. You can choose from the professionally crafted diamond rings, eternity rings, wedding bands, and the most admirable ring designs perfect for proposals, weddings, or as an accompaniment to confess you’re true love. Gifting diamond rings greatly symbolizes your feelings towards a person, the value of a diamond is very expensive and worth so much effort to the person giving it.

Therefore, if one gives a diamond ring to his or her loved one, the person is so dedicated as it does not only carry the money’s worth but also of his time, effort, and sacrifices to get that special ring for her.

Selecting and deciding where to buy

Moreover, if you have fully contemplated giving your loved one a diamond ring, you should find a reliable seller that offers genuine diamonds with the best craftsmanship and iconic designs. DarryRing has got your back to support you with your endeavor towards getting the best engagement diamond ring for your partner. Not only for your partner, but could be a gift or token for your mom, grandma, dad, brother, sister, or a friend. Love is felt magically and these emotions better are not controlled.

However, a man can customize how he can show his love towards the most special person in his life. It may be possible that a man can only customize once in his lifetime the best diamond ring for his partner.

most effective choice in selecting the best engagement ring
The most effective choice in selecting the best engagement ring.

Choosing a gauge size

The gauge size is an important aspect of the ring design. The ring design does not only involve the beauty of looking at it. The ring design also involves the aspects of its comfortability and how beautiful it is when worn. A good ring design should perfectly fit and complement the finger or hands in general of the wearer. Aside from its stand-alone beauty, it should also look gorgeous and make the finger look more gorgeous when it is worn. This means that there is an appropriate gauge size for every finger size, dimension, shape, and even skin color.

Choosing the style

The ring style and design are always subjective. It could be objective in any case if your want to put some theme on your proposal. When choosing the design, you can go for which design really suits her, which design greatly represents your magical feeling towards her, or which design greatly symbolizes how you know and see her personality. If a man can only customize once in his lifetime, why not make it the most fulfilling it can be?

DarryRing also offers customizing jewelry and most especially engagement rings. You can see their variety of ring designs in unique, classy, powerful attractive appearances which you can customize! The DarryRing True Love series is wonderfully designed to give you the best selections and choices for an engagement ring on your proposal.

The DarryRing True Love series comes in lavishly embellished simple designs such as eternity rings, carved surface rings, stone centerpieces, and diamond-detailed rings. We have small stones to bigger stones. In choosing the engagement ring, the size of the diamond does not matter but it is the preferences of your future fiancé acute is your greatest measure. Hence, it could also be your budget. Whether you have an enormous budget or not, we have a vast collection that you could still choose from and get that dreamy engagement ring for your future bride.

selecting the best engagement ring

Budgeting

You do not need to buy the most expensive diamond engagement ring. What you need is the ring that flickers the most right through your eyes and heart. It is also important to decide on the payment method of your purchase. Make sure the pricing is something that is practical for you. Moreover, it is still more important to think about your priority expenses such as basic needs and commodities for
your daily living. Engagement ring prices that you can purchase should not go higher than the three- quarters of your monthly income

The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery?

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The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery
The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery

The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery?

There is a very big difference between fashion and fine jewellery that everybody will be able to tell and that is the price tag. Furthermore, it is the materials that are also different from these two types of jewellery. 

You don’t need to be a jewellery expert to be able to tell these two differences. The materials also have an impact on the price. As you can imagine, if fake gold is being used instead of real gold, that jewellery piece is going to be much cheaper. 

What Is Fashion Jewellery? 

Fashion jewellery can also be known as costume jewellery. As mentioned in the introduction, the materials that are used for fashion jewellery are much different compared to fine jewellery. Nine times out of ten, you will be spending a lot more money on fine jewellery compared to fashion jewellery. 

Common materials that are used for fashion jewellery are brass, copper and aluminium. These metals will tend to tarnish easily as well as be much weaker than fine jewellery. If you are not bothered by your jewellery damaging easily, this will be more appropriate for you. 

For women, fashion jewellery will be more appropriate for your night out dresses and other evening wear that you may be wearing. For men, fashion jewellery will be more appropriate if it just complements your going out outfit. 

Fashion jewellery is also made of textiles, beads or other leather products. The cheaper materials will often be coated with either silver or gold to give it more of a valuable look. Modern fashion jewellery will also consist of fake gemstone or Swarovski crystals to also make it more valuable. This will be much cheaper than those fine jewellery pieces although they will be much weaker. 

Many jewellery enthusiasts suggest that there should be another category in the middle of these two. The jewellery types that will be in this category are gold vermeil, gold-plated or they can also be filled with gold. If you are not sure what these types of jewellery are, we will describe them for you so you can have a better understanding. 

Gold Vermeil

Gold vermeil is similar to gold plated, there is only a minor difference between the two types of jewellery. Gold vermeil has a layer over the top of silver which would be exactly 2.5 microns. Gold plated is any measurement of the gold layer over the piece of jewellery. Gold vermeil has become increasingly popular in recent years and also adds value to jewellery. 

Gold Plated

Gold plating is usually a thin layer on top of the jewellery. The metal that would usually be used will either be copper, aluminium, brass or other materials that are often used for fashion jewellery. The process for making gold plated jewellery is done by adding a thin layer to the other metal before using an electric current to bind the two together. 

Gold-Filled Jewellery

Gold-filled jewellery is much better quality than gold plated jewellery. There is a chance of gold-plated jewellery to rub off however that is the opposite with gold-filled jewellery. Not only will it look better but it will also have much better durability as well. This is one of the more valuable jewellery pieces for fashion jewellery.  

Fine Jewellery
The Difference Between Fashion and Fine Jewellery?

Fine Jewellery

Fine jewellery is where you are going to be spending a lot more money. This is something that you will have to heavily consider before purchasing. Furthermore, it is going to be much better quality than fashion jewellery and be a lot more durable. 

The standard materials that you will come across with fine jewellery are platinum, silver and gold. Fine jewellery can also consist of expensive gemstones as well that you wouldn’t often see. Some of the gemstones that you would expect to see are diamonds, rubies, garnets and other gemstones. 

With fine jewellery, you can expect to be spending a lot more money. This could either be down to the high quality of the jewellery or the brand that you are buying it from. Like clothing, you don’t need to buy from luxury brands just because of the name. 

Fine jewellery won’t damage as easily as fashion jewellery. Another thing to mention is that if you damage your fine jewellery piece, you will usually be able to get it repaired at a jewellery store. 

To Conclude

When it comes to what you want to buy, you need to remember what you can afford. It is all well and good looking at expensive fine jewellery but you might necessarily need to spend that much. If you are going to be wearing it for a special occasion, you will want to wear fine jewellery. 

Thanks for images for Photo by Joeyy Lee on Unsplash & Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

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