What’s the difference between handmade, handcrafted and hand wrought jewelry? If we had to choose a winner for the most commonly asked question, this would be the one. The answer is… it depends. It depends on who is using the term and in what context they are using it. For some, it’s a marketing angle to make trend driven fashion jewelry feel less like mass produced commodities. For others, handmade jewelry brings to mind images of beaded necklaces and handicrafts hanging on display at a local craft fair.
For us, the word handmade as it relates to precious metal jewelry is something deeper than styling or an added sales feature, it is a culture. It is having a level of respect for the trade and its centuries of tradition. It defines the experiences and the ‘hands’ that the goldsmith develops over time. Technically speaking, it is the best way to design and manufacture lasting and beautiful jewelry.