Handcrafted Jewelry – A Unique Gift Idea
Handcrafted Jewelry has begun to appear on
the mainstream fashion scene. Once considered
“funky” or “artsy” and targeted to a limited
market of former hippies, avante-garde designers
and backpacking travelers, it has been reinvented
as “Artisan Jewelry” that appeals to a broader
market of affluent buyers attracted to its
uniqueness and limited availability.
Imported jewelry in Greatest Demand
The greatest surge in demand is taking place
in the segment of handcrafted jewelry that is
imported from artisans in other countries.
Our country’s renewed interest in international
travel and our desire to reach out as a people
and cross invisible boundaries has resulted in
a new appreciation for the richness in other
cultures. This newfound acceptance of cultural
diversity has opened our eyes to the richness of
all of the elements of other cultures, from food
to art to jewelry and created a new fashion trend.
Online Sales of Handcrafted Jewelry on the Rise
You don’t have to travel to find unusual, high
quality handcrafted jewelry. Several companies
are sending buyers to comb the artisan markets
in search of unique designs and making them
available at the click of a mouse. Peruvian
jewelry in particular is making a splash;
look for it to appear soon in fashion magazines
and on your favorite celebrities. The concept
of online shopping for jewelry is relatively new
but it offers several advantages in the handcrafted
jewelry arena where particular designs may be available
in limited quantities.
Successfully Finding the Perfect Gift
The key to successful gift shopping online for
handcrafted silver jewelry is the offer of
email notification when a new shipment has arrived.
Websites usually offer this option in the form of
a little check box when you register and most
of us avoid these like the plague, knowing we’ll
be inundated with weekly offers and nonsense
newsletters. Handcrafted jewelry sites are the
exception to this rule. Since most of their designs
are available in limited quantities you want to
be the first to hear that they’ve added new ones
to their collection. Jump on it when that notice
arrives in your mailbox and look for the “new
arrivals” link on the homepage. Remember: buy
it immediately if you love it since it probably
won’t be available the next time you visit.
Be the first to capture a new design and you
will be giving that special woman in your life
a trendy fashion accessory that is also a unique
piece of art, a meaningful gift indeed.