Perhaps you’ve heard that there are different types of jewelry out there.
Firstly, fashion jewelry is jewelry with base metals and non-precious stones. Costume jewelry is another name for fashion jewelry. They can be from brass, copper, or aluminum. These metals bend and tarnish easily. Stones such as plastic stones, cubic zirconia, and Swarovski crystals are also in use in fashion jewelry.
Secondly, fine jewelry is jewelry with gold, silver, platinum, or precious metals. It uses genuine gemstones such as real diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. This is a stronger type of jewelry and does not tarnish easily. Value and longevity is king for this type of jewelry.
Finally, there is a clear difference between these two types of jewelry. Materials that jewelry is made with matters. Quality and the type of gemstones matters. In fact, that is the only difference that truly matters. Keep this in mind when trying to decide between the two. However, a word to the wise: life is short, buy the fine jewelry. Finally, an investment that is clearly worth it!