By definition, handmade jewelry is literally just that, made by the “hands”, (No Mass Production Machinery Involved), of the artist. The artist has a very intimate relationship with each piece he/she creates. The design process is the key to the value that is inherent in each piece. Along with the extra value inherent in handmade jewelry you are also buying a truly one-of-a-kind product. Even if the handmade piece is part of an edition – no artist creates two pieces that are exactly identical (design or material wise). You are the only person with that specific piece of jewelry which says a lot.