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What would seem obvious is not just the similarities of stock but most of their products are made in the Far East.
Does it matter where your Jewellery is made?
Let’s face it, Apple advertise their products as designed in California and made in China and it certainly has not done them any harm.
In my opinion, it all depends on the product, Apple have their own people working in China making sure that the quality of the product remains high so the saving they make on the labour is reflected in the price and I am sure you will find this to be the case for most high end products
But can the same be said about jewellery?
I believe this is not the case, jewellery that is made in the Far East can be considerably cheaper for you to buy or in some cases more profitable for the seller but it comes at a complete disadvantage to the buyer.
If we were to look at a engagement ring as an example. It will have
Did you know about it ?
The concept behind the London Jewellery week is to promote the latest designs and designers in much the same way as the London fashion week, but the two are not treated in the same way.
The London Fashion week gets a huge amount of press coverage where as the London Jewellery week has seen it’s coverage fall each since it’s conception.
During the London Fashion week new designs and the latest colours are revealed and then people wait for the more affordable mainstream copies to appear in the everyday shops, this does not often happen in the jewellery trade.
Although of course the designer labels in both sectors will charge a hefty premium for their brand and work, jewellery is a different kettle of fish altogether to get to the final look there are many more permutations to take into consideration such as metals, and the stones used. As an example you could pick a purple stone that could be a precious amethyst or a crystal from a far the stones might look the same but there would be a huge difference in the price.
Precious jewellery is bought in the main from clients who are about to celebrate a special occasion, the market for people who just want to buy themselves something special is much smaller and Niche, mainly because of the price. With the introduction of 3D designing this has now evolved and that special design has now become affordable which is ground breaking but something that will not be heard loud this week which is a great shame.
To find out more about the exciting world of 3D designing contact David Law
A quite simple design in many way, the client firstly wanted a bespoke ring and a tension style so that the diamond could really be shown off to all its glory. All the ones he had seen in the shops were the same with sharp straight edges. I explained to him that the ring we would design together would be based on a tension set ring, I say based because a true tension set ring is a diamond set between two edge which we can not make in this country because of the alloys that we use in our metals to allow them to pass the British Hallmark. After our initial discussions we came up with a unique style of tension ring with the most beautiful subtle curves.
We are going through the final designs this week, cant wait to share more with you