If you are anything like us at Ragini Mittal, you would prefer to spend your hard-earned money on hand-made jewelry rather than department store.
Department store jewelry is mass produced and based on the trend of the moment.
Nothing wrong with that, but most of the time you’re spending money on jewelry pieces that you’ll never wear again as soon as the season passes or buying pieces that you later realize they have nothing to do with your own personal style.
If you still are unsure about the real benefits of buying hand-made jewelry, here are 5 great reasons:
1. Hand-made Jewelry is life lasting
Great design and craftsmanship never goes out of style!
Handmade jewelry is a piece of art, and retains its value as such. You get high-quality items that are built to last, not all the stuff that has the “How cheap can I produce this?” mentality.
Artisans have pride in their work, and want it to last. At Ragini Mittal even all the materials are hand-picked by an individual.
It’s always better to own fewer good pieces that you love and that can last a lifetime.
2. Keeps money in the artists local economy
By buying hand-made, you support local artisans, and therefore their local economy and community.
Ragini Mittal has its workshop in New Delhi, India, where all the jewelry is produced by local artisan women.
In doing so, Ragini Mittal is able not only to support the local economy but also to offer empowerment to young women through entrepreneurship and to promote community growth.
This collaboration gives these women a chance to financially provide for their families and for most of the women, is their only source of income.
3. It’s a one-to-one relationship
You gain a unique connection with an artisan.
At Ragini Mittal, you can be in direct contact with the person who made the item with their own hands or with Ragini Mittal herself.
It is never a superficial mass transaction but rather an intimate and exclusive one.
You can build a strong relationship with the brand and the people behind it, which makes your jewelry pieces even more special.
At Ragini Mittal we always work hard to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase and your shopping experience.
4. Your jewelry gifts are the best
When you buy hand-made jewelry to offer, you’re buying unique, and usually one-of-a kind pieces that’ll make everyone ask “Where can I get one?”
At Ragini Mittal we have the saying “Jewelry is instant language” and with a piece of gorgeous hand-made jewelry you’re basically making a statement.
The look and feel is very different from a department store piece, and the person you’re offering the jewelry gift will know you spent the time choosing a meaningful present.
5. It is affordable
Many people think that hand-made jewelry is very expensive. This is simply not true and there’s a good reason for that.
Department store jewelry markup varies widely between 100 and 500 percent. Artisans tend to keep their markups low, around 50%.
So this means that you can have a unique beautiful and life lasting piece of jewelry that will still be affordable at the same time.