Discover the Benefits of Handmade Jewelry

Janice Stiles

Sterling and Turquoise Pendant


Handmade jewelry is a distinctive work of art. Replicating the exact necklace, earring, or cuff is challenging because the human factor comes into play due to the vagaries of metals, stones, and techniques I use. Although the process may be the same, no two pieces are exactly alike, and you are unlikely to come across someone wearing the same item as you. Perhaps a similar piece, but never an exact match.

Sterling Framed Lapis

Sterling Framed Lapis 


Handcrafted jewelry is often made with more care and attention to detail than mass-produced pieces. Artisans, such as me, who specialize in creating handmade jewelry, utilize top-quality materials and take the time to ensure that each piece is crafted with precision to meet my standards.


Waterlily - Sterling and Pearl

Waterlily Pendant


Handmade jewelry is commonly made using sustainable and eco-friendly materials including ethically sourced gemstones. In my case, I use recycled silver for all my casting pieces. I consider buying handmade jewelry a more environmentally conscious decision than purchasing mass-produced jewelry that may be manufactured using unethical practices in other countries.


Alexandrite and Sterling

 Alexandrite/Sterling/Gold Pendant


Handmade jewelry makers frequently provide personalized customization services. I take pleasure in tailoring pieces to meet my clients' desires, which often involve modifying sizing, and technique, or selecting particular stones or pearls. Additionally, I enjoy creating complementary jewelry for clients, such as a pendant or earrings, to match their Tres Elegante Designs pieces.


Jan Stiles Designer

 Jan Stiles Designer

When you buy handmade jewelry, you are supporting independent artisans and small businesses. This can feel more meaningful than buying from large corporations, as you are directly contributing to the livelihoods of individuals and their families. Overall, wearing handmade jewelry can feel more special and meaningful than wearing mass-produced pieces. It allows you to express your personal style in a way that is unique to you.

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