Silver overlay earrings oval shape with an inside cut of an organic form
Material: Silver Overlay
Height: 4.8 cm = 1.88 inches
What is Jewelry? Really II
It is the spiritual nature of jewelry that gives it its value - this is what people mean when they say that a piece of jewelry is "special". One cannot expect other people to get emotionally excited about commercial jewelry, where the motive is obviously to make money buying and selling it. Buying and selling is a way to get the money one needs, yes. However, the real value of the jewelry comes from its spiritual component, not from it material nature. If this component is absent, frequently vendors attempt to fake it.
Think about what people must mean when they say that a piece of jewelry is "special". Fair trade marketing capitalizes on the strong desire in people to only acquire meaningful pieces of jewelry, whose value goes beyond the price tag and altogether transcends the commercial process.
There is a lot more to be said on this subject; however, in order to make a single point in this article, I will restrict myself to emphasizing that the single most important thing for the success of someone who wants to make good money with handcrafted jewelry, is to acknowledge the spiritual, rather than the material content of the jewelry.
If the jewelry you are trying to sell has little or no spiritual content... Well, that was the norm until recently, when people actually became sick from too much commercial merchandise. Today, if you look around, you will see that, more than ever, the people are looking for spiritual meaning in a yearning for that which is honest and authentic. If you are for real, you will stand out among the overgrowth of counterfeits.