Start your own jewellery collection
Who does not love a beautiful piece of jewellery? A chunky ring or a choker necklace that add an extra zing to your party dress is always welcome. While most of us are happy picking up a bauble or two during regular shopping outings, there are jewellery enthusiasts who love to look for special pieces. Beautifully designed Victorian jewellery, antique ornaments from Asia and Europe, retro items from Latin America—the possibilities are endless!
Jewellery collection may seem to be all fun and glamorous but behind the scenes, there is a lot of research, travel and hard work. Seasoned jewellery collectors say that the only thing that has kept them going is their passion for unique and different jewellery. And of course, it is not just about collecting; you also get to wear your precious investment!
Starting a jewellery collection could prove to be a daunting task but experts say that following certain guidelines will make the journey a bit easier. To start with, one should have a clear idea as to what kind of jewellery they like. Sorting this out early on will make the process of setting up a jewellery collection less bumpy. Always remember that your collection is a reflection of your likes and dislikes. It is always a good idea to either visit jewellery exhibitions or study different styles from books, magazines or the Internet to understand what will be represented in your collection.
Secondly, remember that you will need to invest quite a bit of money. Setting up a good collection requires a lot of money as quality ornaments and designs do come at a price. Invest wisely in items that have a long shelf life and add value to your collection. But not all collector’s items need be expensive as one can find authentic and beautiful pieces for cheaper prices as well.
Next, jewellery collectors always emphasise on the fact that one has to be really patient while entering into this business as results are not instant and sourcing collector’s items may take many years. So one has to develop patience and build up a jewellery collection one piece at a time.