Rustic – Definition from the Dictionary.com website:
1. Of, pertaining to, or living in the country, as distinguished from towns or cities; rural.
2. Simple, artless, or unsophisticated.
3. Uncouth, rude, or boorish.
4. Made of roughly dressed limbs or roots of trees, as garden seats.
5. (Of stonework) having the surfaces rough or irregular and the joints sunken or beveled.
Enjoy Rustic Jewelry every Day
This definition above, from the Dictionary.com website, gives an insight into the prevalent attitude towards rustic jewelry. Many immediately associated jewelry with beautiful diamonds, gold chains, rubies and sapphires. These high-end pieces are suitable for certain events such as weddings and the like but generally, the majority of the population do not walk around bedecked with precious jewels on a daily basis. What many don’t know however, is that it is possible to enjoy rustic jewelry; even high-end rustic jewelry on a day-to-day basis. There are many special, antique pieces that can add much to one’s outfit and can really cause people to take a double-take when they see the unusual, attractive piece one is wearing.
How Difficult is it to find Rustic Pieces?
One of the main reasons that people don’t like rustic jewelry is because they assume that finding rustic pieces is much more difficult than high-end jewelry. This is simply not true and one needs to know where to search for it as it is definitely out there and it is possible to say that in recent years even more so, as the unique look of the jewelry is often quite sought-after in this generation who are often searching for ways to stand out using accessories.
It is definitely recommended to visit antique jewelry shops and secondhand stores- there are many treasures that have been found in such places in the past and this may be the way for you to find a particular special, one-of-a-kind piece. Obviously, we must mention the option of on-line shopping because, as with almost everything, rustic jewelry can also be found on-line or can at least provide you with addresses of stores that could sell rustic jewelry. Search for rare jewelry stores in your vicinity and some may even have the option to shop on-line in which case you can carry out your searches form the comfort of your home and deck yourself out without even moving from your seat.
There is, understandably, some hesitancy on many people’s part when it comes to shopping online for rare pieces of rustic jewelry. This hesitancy is not necessarily due to fraudulent jewelry dealers, although this too can obviously be a factor. It is more due to the fact that when choosing jewelry online, one sees pictures of the piece, has a certain idea about how it looks and may be bitterly disappointed when the piece is delivered to them and they discover that it just doesn’t look exactly how they expected it to. It is definitely worthwhile making sure that online jewelry stores have exchange policies in the case that the jewelry is defective or doesn’t live p to your expectations.
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Uriel Sella is one of the owners of Ajudaica.com, an online Judaica web-store, where you can find unique and amazing jewelry collection. Don’t miss it!