With all the nude and pastels trending these days, we love to accessorize our outfits with fine and minimal Jewellery.
A lot of people might not be well-versed with fine Jewellery and what is it made of and how can one carry it in day-to-day use.Well, we are here to help you with all of the above.
First, let’s understand what fashion jewellery is and what is fine Jewellery. The difference between fashion jewellery and fine Jewellery can be quite simple: it all comes down to the materials of the Jewellery.Fashion jewellery
Fashion jewellery, also known as costume jewellery, is usually made with base metals and simulated stones. These pieces are often made with brass, copper, or aluminium, which bend and tarnish easily. Jewellery made entirely out of textiles or leather, base metal alloys, and even metals plated with precious metals like gold or silver also fall under fashion jewellery.
Simulated stones include plastic stones, cubic zirconia, and Swarovski crystals. Fashion jewellery tends to come at a much lower price than fine Jewellery does, and a damaged piece can be replaced easily. Fine Jewellery
Fine Jewellery is used to describe Jewellery made of solid gold, sterling silver, platinum, and/or other precious metals. This kind of Jewellery also often uses genuine precious gemstones like real diamonds, rubies, sapphires, etc. Because it’s made entirely of solid precious metals and precious gemstones, fine Jewellery is so much stronger than fashion jewellery and will not tarnish with proper care and storage.If you’re confused about where designer jewellery falls between these two categories, look at the composition of the piece.
Some designers do raise prices on fashion jewellery simply because of the association with the brand name, making it seem as though a low-quality piece is worth more.
But most brands only produce high-quality pieces made of precious metals and genuine gemstones. Do pay attention to hallmarks on your Jewellery to figure out whether it’s fashion jewellery with a fancy brand name or truly fine Jewellery. Here are some Indian labels who are acing at the fine jewellery designs which anyone can pull-off!