What is Demi-Fine Jewelry?

 

The world of jewelry spans a wide spectrum, from dainty to statement pieces, vintage to modern. However, there is one kind of jewelry that has stood out from the rest in recent years and captured the attention of jewelry enthusiasts all around the world. It's known as demi-fine jewelry.

 

WHAT IS DEMI-FINE JEWELRY?

Demi-fine jewelry brands combine the fine and costume jewelry categories by crafting pieces made with gold (below 18 karats) and silver or plated pieces paired with semi-precious stones. The price for demi-fine pieces is affordable, usually retailing for under $400.

 

WHAT QUALIFIES DEMI-FINE JEWELRY TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE "FINE" CATEGORY?

Demi-fine jewelry pieces do have some features of fine jewelry. They are only manufactured with precious metals and precious or semi-precious gemstones, unlike costume or fashion jewelry.

Demi fine pieces are also manufactured with care and precision, using expert techniques. Because of these factors, most demi-fine jewelry lasts a very long time without needing repairs such as prong tightening, stone replacement or frequent replating.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DEMI-FINE JEWELRY?

The best of both worlds is what semi-fine jewelry gives you. You can wear genuine silver or gold (just at a lower karat than fine). Or, you can enjoy silver or gold-plated tones that come with genuine gemstones, thus upping the ante a little.

 

The Benefits of Semi-Fine Jewelry:

  • You can now wear pieces made with precious or semi-precious metals without having to worry about them turning your skin green or causing an allergic reaction.
  • The price for semi-fine jewelry pieces is much more affordable than fine jewelry. You can now enjoy affordable, quality pieces with expert craftsmanship made to last a lifetime.
  • You can now enjoy the luxury of wearing genuine gemstones without having to pay the hefty price tag.
  • You can purchase several pieces instead of one expensive fine jewelry piece since demi-fine prices are usually priced below $400 per item.
  • Semi-fine jewelry pieces fade less quickly than fashion jewelry with proper care.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DEMI FINE AND FINE JEWELRY?

The main difference between fine and demi-fine jewelry is mainly one of cost. Fine jewelry retailers tend to mark items with price tags that exceed $2000 per piece, while demi-fine jewelry brands usually retail pieces for much less. Also, fine jewelry is usually custom-made.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DEMI FINE AND COSTUME JEWELRY?

The metals used to create each item are the major distinction between demi-fine jewelry and costume jewelry. Costume jewelry pieces are often made with an unspecified mix of metals flash plated with a thin layer of gold or silver and often accented with low-quality rhinestones glued into their settings.

 

To sum up, demi-fine jewelry is a type of jewelry that lies in the middle range between regular and fine. It uses precious metals and gemstones to create pieces that have some features similar to those found in fine jewelry retailers. Demi-fine jewelry is either custom-made or can come off a factory line for a much lower cost than fine jewelry.