A popular question is what is the difference between fashion jewelry and fine jewelry?
Fashion jewelry may also be referred to as costume jewelry. Fashion jewelry is typically made with cheaper materials such as brass, copper, fabric, beads, etc. Colorful and large pins often come to mind immediately as fashion jewelry because of the popularity of the different colors and designs, yet being very affordable. This jewelry is usually mass produced and is at a cheaper price point. Common places to find fashion jewelry are your traditional department stores such as Macy’s or Kohls.
Fine jewelry is usually classified by using precious metals such as gold and platinum to make the pieces. This jewelry usually has natural stones or maybe even lab grown stones. This type of jewelry uses higher quality and more expensive materials than fashion jewelry. Overall, the workmanship may also be of higher quality (even if mass produced), and as a result, it will typically be at a higher price point. One brand that goes to the extreme with fine jewelry and makes stunning pieces is Van Cleef & Arpels.
About Our Pieces
Forge Gone Conclusions specializes in fine jewelry. All our pieces are handmade and are one-of-a-kind. We mark our pieces with what type of metal was used and we also sign our pieces. If you are interested in having a custom creation, feel free to contact us!