Learn How to Start a Fine Jewelry Collection

Are you interested in learning how to start a fine jewelry collection? The good news is just about any person can design their own jewelry collection but you will first need to learn the process or run into complications.

Since we are dealing with precious metals there is no margin for error so it would be smart to determine what you want to start a fine jewelry collection, is it just a novelty or are you truly interested in creating something that will last long term? If you are going to treat this as a passing fad, then perhaps you should reconsider starting your own fine jewelry line. It will take a considerable amount of money and time to create an impressive fine jewelry collection so you need to be committed to the process.

We are going to spend a few moments covering some of the different steps you will need to take.

  • Coming up with really good sketches of what you want your jewelry collection to look like.
  • Picking the right types of precious metals and stones to construct the fine jewelry.
  • Locating the best distribution channels.

Coming Up with Great Designs

Now would be a great time to take out your sketch book and begin drawing examples of the jewelry that you want to make. These sketches should be very detailed in order to highlight the unique features.

The more detail and effort you put into the sketches the better your results. You can draw inspiration from a variety of sources whether it is other jewelry collections or simply from nature but try to make it a true representation of your personal preferences.

When you have the sketches prepared you will need to think about what types of precious metals and stones you want to make the jewelry. Take your time with this process and do not allow yourself to be frustrated, it takes patience and perseverance if you want to come up with really great looking jewelry.

Once you have developed the jewelry you will need to look at how you want to sell it.

Selecting the Right Distribution Channel for Your Fine Jewelry Collection

Once you have your jewelry designed you will need to think about how you want to distribute it. A common way is starting your very own jewelry store to sell it but that may not be a viable option for every person.

Another way to sell your jewelry is to offer it to a well-established company which can take your fine jewelry to market. These organizations will handle the marketing and sales paying you a royalty for every piece of your jewelry that they sell on your behalf. This is a personal decision that each person will need to seriously think about before they can make a decision on how to proceed.

While working with an established jewelry merchant will give you access to a larger customer base you are giving up a portion of your earning potential which could end up costing you dearly in the long run, especially if your fine jewelry becomes very popular.

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Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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