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Handcrafted vs. Handmade Jewelry

Description

Handcrafted Jewelry

Jewelry can be considered handcrafted if at any time in its production process hand labor was employed. In fact almost anything can be called handcrafted. There is no legal definition. Handcrafted jewelry is generally made up of cast or machine made components and hand assembled. In most cases this requires considerable less skill, effort and time.

Handmade Jewelry

To be called handmade the jewelry must be entirely  hand shaped and formed from the raw materials used.  Quite simply in order to be described as handmade the metals must be manipulated by handwork only

Federal Trade Commission definition:

23.3Misuse of the terms “hand-made,” “hand-polished,” etc.

(a) It is unfair or deceptive to represent, directly or by implication, that any industry product is hand-made or hand-wrought unless the entire shaping and forming of such product from raw materials and its finishing and decoration were accomplished by hand labor and manually-controlled methods which permit the maker to control and vary the construction, shape, design, and finish of each part of each individual product.

		
sealCreators of fine jewelry in the heart of Bethesda—serving the Washington D.C. area.  Specializing in custom-designed, handmade jewelry,  diamond engagement rings, vintage and contemporary estate designer jewelry.

Call 202-363-6305 or visit us at Bethesda Row, 7114 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD
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We Purchase Jewelry

Sell your jewelry to knowledgeable professional  buyers who specialize in fine estate and vintage jewelry, diamonds and contemporary designs. No appointment is ever needed, and there is never any pressure to sell.  Learn More…