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What is Demi-Fine Jewellery?

Demi-fine jewellery seems to be the words on everybody's lips at the moment and is taking the jewellery market by storm! So, what exactly is demi-fine jewellery?

Isla Chain Drop Stud Earrings by Ottoman Hands - £41

Demi-fine jewellery is a category of jewellery that bridges the gap between high-end fine jewellery and more affordable costume / fashion jewellery. 'Demi' in French means 'half' and that's a great way to explain it, half-fine jewellery. It typically features the following characteristics: 

Materials: Demi-fine jewellery is made from precious metals like gold vermeil (a thick layer of gold over sterling silver), sterling silver, and sometimes solid gold, but usually in lower karats (such as 9k or 14k). It may also include semi-precious gemstones like topaz, garnet, and amethyst.

Elements Air Art Coin Necklace by Rachel Jackson - £150

Price Point:It is more affordable than fine jewellery, which uses higher karat gold and precious stones like diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. However, it is more expensive than costume jewellery, which often uses base metals and imitation stones.

Design and Craftsmanship: Demi-fine jewellery often features contemporary and fashion-forward designs. It is crafted with a higher attention to detail compared to costume jewellery, aiming for both aesthetic appeal and durability.

Lenny Ring in Emerald Green by Shyla - £68

Purpose: This type of jewellery is designed for everyday wear, offering a blend of luxury and accessibility. It appeals to consumers who want stylish, quality pieces without the high cost associated with fine jewellery.

To sum-up, demi-fine jewellery is ideal for those looking for high-quality, trendy pieces that are relatively affordable and suitable for regular use.

Naila Labradorite & Pearl Drop Stud Earrings by Ottoman Hands - £85

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