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20,Nov
2018

The Story of Real jewellery vs Costume Jewellery

The market and demand for costume jewellery took an uphill in the recent years when more and more people focused on quantity instead of quality. The result was that you managed to hoard oodles of junk and useless jewellery which actually held no asset value for you.

Costume jewellery created quite a buzz in the recent years because of its affordability, diverse styles and varied pretty hues. But these pieces tend to blacken, lose their shine and most often than not break after a few months of regular use.

Here are all the reasons why timeless real jewellery always scores over costume jewellery:

  • Real jewellery is an asset forever

Indian women have always collected jewellery as a part of their ‘streedhan’. The parents of a young girl have always invested in gold and precious stones since her birth to be able to give her lots of jewellery at the time of her marriage. These jewellery pieces are at times traditional heirlooms which hold significant value for the family. In worst situations, parents feel that a woman can always mortgage her jewellery in return for some cash during difficult times. Jewellery has always made an Indian woman feel cherished, loved and precious. And yes, secure!

Costume jewellery on the other hand, may match beautifully well with your dress and you may be able to afford a costume jewellery with every colour of dress in your wardrobe, but they are very temporary as they tend to lose their shine and look after a few months of regular use. These also hold no significant value if you ever land up in a financial mess.

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  • Real jewellery always retains its sheen

The saying ‘Diamonds are Forever’ holds true for real jewellery only. This phrase means that diamonds and gold jewellery always have their shine and brilliance and that is why they are so costly. They are an asset forever and over the years, the price of these precious metals only increase and never decreases in value. A real jewellery also sparkles and shines with a natural brilliance that no replica or costume jewellery can ever manage. A slight polish after a few years of regular use can make real jewellery as good as new.

  • Real jewellery is easy to repair and costume jewellery is not 

Another problem with costume jewellery is that if it breaks, it is impossible to repair it. Costume jewellery is made from fancy materials, metal and plastic. If they break, they cannot be soldered back into their form as they blacken. Real jewellery can be easily repaired as they can be soldered and re-worked upon innumerable times.

  • Real jewellery needs an occasion to be bought, helps to make golden memories

Costume jewellery can be bought as easily as you buy clothes and groceries from the market. If you have been hoarding a lot of costume jewellery, at one point of time, you might not even remember where you picked a particular piece from. Buying Real jewellery, on the other hand, is an occasion in itself. It might be a beautiful gift from your parents, husband or in-laws. The occasion of buying real jewellery is as priceless as the jewellery itself. Years later, when you look at your precious jewellery, you will remember fondly the wonderful moments when you bought it.

Costume jewellery can be bought as easily as you buy clothes and groceries from the market. If you have been hoarding a lot of costume jewellery, at one point of time, you might not even remember where you picked a particular piece from. Buying Real jewellery, on the other hand, is an occasion in itself. It might be a beautiful gift from your parents, husband or in-laws. The occasion of buying real jewellery is as priceless as the jewellery itself. Years later, when you look at your precious jewellery, you will remember fondly the wonderful moments when you bought it.

This article does not completely demean costume jewellery as they are very affordable for the masses and not everyone can afford to buy a real jewellery very often. But these pointers might be able to highlight the difference and help you plan your purchases better in future.

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The Story of Real jewellery vs Costume Jewellery

The market and demand for costume jewellery took an uphill in the recent years when more and more people focused on quantity instead of quality. The result was that you managed to hoard oodles of junk and useless jewellery which actually held no asset value for you.