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Commercial vs Artisan Jewelry

Do you know the difference between Commercially-Produced and Artisan Crafted Jewelry?

Each accessory accentuates any look or style, and says a lot about the person wearing it. Jewelry is a symbol of your style identity, and it speaks without saying a word. So, what is your jewelry saying about you? Whether your personal style may be bold, conservative, trendy or classic, it can all be expressed through jewelry. Adorning yourself with jewelry that embodies you is a great way to express your personal brand. If you are looking to change or upgrade your jewelry collection, but aren't quite sure about the difference between commercial and artisan jewelry, we are here to help.


Commercial jewelry is what you typically see in department stores and shopping malls. It is manufactured with the help of machines, so that millions of pieces can be made at the same time and in the same styles that you see everywhere. It is generally manufactured from lower quality materials which degrade faster.


Several factors separate artisan jewelry from commercial jewelry. It is uniquely designed for a collection or individual by an artist that focuses on jewelry design. Artisan jewelry usually possesses an intended alluring look and high-quality workmanship. It can be handcrafted (as with J Wild Artisan Jewelry). It is made from higher quality materials and resistant to deterioration. High-end jewelry usually involves the use of rare materials and is carefully crafted with a high attention to design and detail. These elements make them one of a kind pieces, like the ones sold here from J Wild Artisan Jewelry. Using irregular shaped and natural gemstones result in a truly individual piece of jewelry.


When choosing between commercial and artisan jewelry you can ask yourself:

  • What is the purpose of your jewelry?
  • How long do you want your jewelry to last?
  • What is your personal style and what message do you want to convey with your jewelry?

Answering these questions can help you determine your individual needs for the jewelry you are looking to purchase. Are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that is eye-catching and has a lot of meaning? Would you like a piece of jewelry that you helped personally design and know will last forever in your jewelry collection? Go Artisan!


Make sure your jewelry reflects you. It is important that your pieces express your personality and individuality, and it tells YOUR story. Jewelry can help build confidence and convey your personal brand. Jewelry is a personal reflection of you. Embrace your individual look and style. When you are ready, contact J Wild Artisan Jewelry to discuss the next show-stopping piece of jewelry that you are looking to add to your collection.