What should I look for when picking out high-end jewelry?
Buying high-end jewelry, let alone picking it out, has never been something I’ve really thought about until my mid-late twenties. With so many special occasions at this life stage, like engagements, career achievements, and anniversaries, understanding the world of high-end jewelry has become more relevant.
After diving into this world, I was pretty much swarmed by articles on all of the ecological issues and human rights violations often associated with the diamond industry. It’s something we often don’t think about when we see a gorgeous piece of jewelry, but the more I read, the more I realized the importance of buying diamonds from ethical and environmentally responsible companies. Which is why I made this my first step when picking out high-end jewelry:
1. Ask about where the diamonds come from
I think it’s important to know the history of the piece you’re considering and where the actual diamonds came from....