You have heard of Fine Jewellery before but have you ever wondered what it actually means? What makes a jeweller a Fine Jeweller or a piece of jewellery, Fine Jewellery? Is it the material or the design that makes a piece of jewellery, Fine Jewellery? How about a beautiful design that is made with plated or less expensive materials? I mean, the design is lovely; it should be called Fine Jewellery. Or is Fine Jewellery anything made with gold, platinum, diamond or precious materials? They say simplicity is the order of elegance but do all Fine Jewellery live up to the name?
Like fine dining, Fine Jewellery is dedication to the highest possible standards, materials, quality and customer service. After all, it isn’t just a piece of jewellery you are buying; it is an investment and also forging a relationship with the Jeweller. It starts with a design drawn for a customer in mind and gives room for your input as well before it is produced/manufactured. It is a piece or art that embodies not only the designers flare but also the customer’s appeal. We don’t have lots of those in this part of the world but thanks to designers like RNjewels and myself – IrisByHazel we are getting our own voice…see for yourself, below are hand drawn designs from us so if you are looking to get your hands on a piece of Fine Jewellery done by Africans for Africans, you know where to go. Or if you are a jeweller looking to expand your jewellery knowledge, Iris Jewellery Institute can help you translate your ideas into designs on a sheet of paper.
My name is Patricia Ihidero, jewellery designer, jewellery maker, CEO of Iris Jewellery, lover of beads, fashion/costume jewellery and all things precious (metals and stones). I believe that Nigeria should be one of THE jewellery hubs of Africa and one of the jewellery capitals of the world. Take my hand and we can do it together.