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What is high jewelry? and what is the difference between high and fine jewelry? Are frequently asked questions in the diamond and jewelry industry. If you’re a little confused about what high jewelry is, good news! You’ve come to the right place. We’re about to unfold what high jewelry is and how high jewelry differs from fine jewelry. If you’re a jewelry collector then you’re going to want to participate in the ongoing debate on the PriceScope Forum.
Fine jewelry is made of materials with long-lasting value. Fine jewelry pieces are produced by the majority of skilled jewelers from around the world. Made of solid 14K to 18K gold, silver, or platinum, encrusted with gemstones like pearls, sapphires, and natural and lab-grown diamonds. As a result, unlike semi-fine and costume jewelry, fine jewelry can be worn every day because of its quality and durability, which will last for generations (prone to become heirloom jewelry). Unlike other types of jewelry, fine jewelry can also be adjusted, changed, or resized.
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Most consumers will stop at fine jewelry as they advance in the realm of jewelry. However, you can choose to go one step further and invest in one-of-a-kind items that will hold their value and probably increase in value over time. High jewelry, also known as Haute jewelry, is the pinnacle of artistic and handcrafted expression in the language of jewelry. The very best metals and gemstones are sourced and utilized exclusively. High jewelry is genuine work of art that endure through the ages. You can answer with the utmost confidence that the extra precision and uniqueness of high jewelry is what sets high jewelry apart from fine jewelry.
High jewelry is exclusive and one-of-a-kind jewelry. High jewelry offers an aesthetic quality that is superior to fine jewelry to the point where it cannot be considered jewelry but rather an expression of art in jewelry form.
We hope this write-up has given you some clarity on what high jewelry is. How do you, as a consumer, best define fine and high jewelry? Which high jewelry brands do you admire the most? PriceScope is home to a countless number of daily fine jewelry posts but how many of you are privileged enough to own high jewelry? Are you a high jewelry collector? How did you acquire your high jewelry piece(s)? Show off and Share in the PriceScope Forum – Show off your jewelry whether fine or high and Share your thoughts on these two widely used terms in the industry. Click the comments button below.
Written by Bianca Mac Donald