Several factors need to be considered while buying fine jewelry gifts for the Holidays, as not all jewelry is created equal. High-quality real fine jewelry can be hard to find. Imitations are often made by unreliable retailers, due to the high demand and price of precious gemstones and metals. There are, however, reliable retailers like Helen Ficalora that only sell fine gold jewelry made from solid 14k gold. Precious metals include gold, silver, and platinum. High-quality gemstones complement precious metals. These high-quality gemstones include diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.
What is Considered Fine Jewelry?
Fine Jewelry is any jewelry made from precious metals such as gold, silver, or platinum. Fine jewelry also uses real natural gemstones like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, or emeralds. Fine jewelry is durable and made to last longer. As a result, it can be worn every day.
What Should You Know Before Purchasing Fine Jewelry?
Fine gold jewelry is generally considered necklaces, rings, charms, bracelets, and earrings made out of solid real yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold. Gold can be solid, plated, or vermeil. Solid gold is when the majority of the jewelry is made out of real gold. Gold plated and vermeil has slight differences between them. Gold plating refers to jewelry that consists of a thin layer of gold that is applied over the top of another affordable metal, such as copper. With gold plating, the base metal is less expensive than solid gold, it allows for cheaper production while achieving the gold metal look many people enjoy. Vermeil gold is a technique that originated in the 19th century. It's when 18k gold is applied to sterling silver. Vermeil gold is made the same way as gold-plated jewelry but requires a thicker layer of gold.
A lot of fake gold is created due to the high demand for gold. Fake gold can be spotted by conducting the stamp test, acid test, and magnet test. The majority of gold you buy at the jewelry store has a gold jewelry stamp. This is a small stamp, in an unseen place, that marks the karat and purity of the gold. The acid test can be conducted by making a small scratch on your gold and placing a small drop of liquid nitric acid onto the spot. If the spot turns green, it is not real gold. The scratch is unaltered then you have real gold in your hand.
Is Fine Jewelry a Good Investment?
Jewelry can last for a long or short period. Several factors matter when buying jewelry, for instance, the metal used, the stone used, and the craftsmanship of the jewelry. If you purchase the right high-quality fine jewelry, it will hold its value over time and may increase in value, making it a good long-term investment for yourself, or an amazing gift for friends and family.
Buying jewelry is just like buying stocks or real estate, over time the value of jewelry increases, hence if you want to sell your jewelry in the future it is important to buy high-quality fine jewelry such as Helen Ficalora's 14k gold collection. Another great option is Helen Ficalora's fine diamond jewelry collection. At Helen Ficalora, we believe in providing affordable luxury jewelry that is sustainably made, ethically sourced, and has excellent craftsmanship.
What is the Best Type of Fine Jewelry to Buy?
Jewelry made out of gold and diamonds is often regarded as the best of its rarity and quality. Solid fine gold is one of the most precious metals in the world. Gold is found in rivers, oceans, and the earth’s crust, and is oftentimes very expensive to extract. Gold is more malleable than any other metal and can be hammered into thin foil. Gold also has a rare ductile property allowing it to be drawn into wire.
On the other hand, natural diamonds are carbon crystals that are formed under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist under the earth’s surface. Diamonds are generally isometric. Some of the properties of diamonds include hardness, resistance to chemical corrosion, high strength, and high thermal conductivity.
At Helen Ficalora, our jewelry is made out of real solid 14k yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold, oftentimes with small real diamonds attached as part of the jewelry. The diamonds add a glow and shine to the jewelry enhancing the beauty of the necklace chains and charms.
It is important to buy jewelry from a reliable retailer like Helen Ficalora because imitations of gold and diamonds are common.
Helen Ficalora’s Favorite Fine Jewelry
Helen Ficalora has been a trusted fine jewelry retailer for over two decades. We create timeless fine jewelry crafted from beautiful 14k yellow gold, 14k rose gold and 14k white gold with diamond accents that reflect an appreciation for nature and organic forms. We make our collection of chains, charms, rings, earrings, and bracelets in the United States. Our collection is perfect for individuals seeking unique and customizable jewelry that expresses their personal stories.
What makes us the most reliable retailer is that we believe in creating affordable luxury jewelry and maintaining accessible prices without sacrificing quality. All our jewelry is ethically sourced, crafted, and customized in New York. We have the perfect fine jewelry gift for you whether you are shopping for friends, family, a spouse, or looking for a special piece for yourself.
10 Fine Jewelry Gifts To Celebrate The Holidays
Helen Ficalora is the creator of the original alphabet charm. She has been making initial pendants for over two decades. These letter necklaces are a must-have fine jewelry gift.
The birthstone disk charm with citrine is a special part of our collection made out of real rare precious gemstones. Citrine is a transparent and rough jewel. It is known to be valued for its yellow to brownish color.
The “MAMA” Disk Charm With Diamond is a lovely charm crafted from 14k yellow, white, or rose gold. This pendant is part of our word charm collection and is the perfect gift for mom. It is made out of the finest and most alluring precious diamonds.
The Tea Rose Flower Milgrain Ring With Diamond is a beautiful ring made out of real solid gold and diamonds. It is small, thin, and fits perfectly on any finger. This milgrain ring will compliment any other style of jewelry you wear.
Helen Ficalora's Bar Charm is a well-crafted pendant that can be customized with your name written on it. The bar necklace comes in 14k Yellow Gold, White Gold, Pink Gold, and Sterling Silver with or without diamonds.
The Letter Name Chain is part of our chain collection at Helen Ficalora. The chain can be customized with your name or initials spelled out on it. The name chain is crafted with Solid 14k Yellow Gold.
The Dangle Disk Earrings With Diamond is a cute and unique pair of earrings made from solid 14k gold and real diamonds. You have the choice of buying these fine earrings in yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold.
The Evil Eye Mini Charm With Diamonds And Blue Sapphire is a small pendant with a blue sapphire and diamonds that represent the shape of an eye. This pendant is crafted in New York out of 14k solid gold and real gemstones. This is the perfect fine jewelry gift for people who believe in the power of the evil eye.
The Cross Mini Charm Pavé Diamonds is a beautiful solid gold religious pendant covered in real precious diamonds. This cross is the perfect accent piece for your necklace or bracelet.
The large diamond chain is one of the best pieces of unique fine jewelry you can find! Made of solid gold and real diamonds, this gorgeous chain can be dressed up or dressed down. Wear it on its own or pair it with our other dynamic jewelry pieces to build a unique set for you or a special person in your life!