Harfi Quality: What is demi-fine jewellery?

Demi-fine jewellery has taken the world by storm over the last few years. In a world where you can find jewellery of every style, every quality, and every design, why are people rushing to buy demi-fine jewellery?

What is demi-fine jewellery?

At its most basic, demi-fine jewellery is luxury designs at affordable prices. A demi-fine piece wouldn’t look out of place amongst the finest jewels, but it is made and sold at a much more accessible price. There is also a particular aesthetic that has become associated with demi- fine jewellery, one of understated and minimalist designs. These designs make them perfect as subtle statement pieces or for doubling up on pieces.

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What is demi-fine jewellery made of?

Our demi-fine jewellery is made of sterling silver coated in a thick layer of 18k gold (2.5 microns to be exact). The pieces are then topped with our selection of fine gems like amethyst to stones like peridot. It is the materials that are used that allow demi-fine jewellery to keep the aesthetic of luxury jewellery while being sold at affordable prices. The durability of the materials also allows for designers to make their designs intricate and delicate, all while knowing their creations will be able to stand the test of time.

Our demi-fine jewellery is lovingly handmade by our artisan partners globally, who work alongside local businesses to source sustainable materials. They then design and craft the pieces in their workshops, making sure each item is up to the high standards our artisans strive to uphold with each piece of jewellery they craft. The handmade intricacy of our jewellery is part of what makes it special, and each item and every stone has its own story from earth to artisan to you.

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How to wear demi-fine jewellery?

The other great benefit of demi-fine jewellery, along with the quality and the price, is how it can be styled with just about everything. The minimalist and understated aesthetic isn't all consuming, so if you are looking for some flashy jewels demi-fine jewellery does have you covered. You can also stack demi-fine pieces for a more “showy” look, as multiple understated items can create a fantastic statement collection if done well. At the end of the day, with jewellery as well-designed and crafted as demi-fine jewellery, it goes with anything as long as you wear it with confidence.

Demi-fine jewellery also gives you the opportunity to mix and match between different pieces. A necklace with a garnet gem can give a slightly different vibe to a lapis lazuli bracelet or topaz earrings. It’s up to you to find the right combinations that match with your wardrobe, but with demi-fine jewellery every piece will look just as refined and luxurious. Some ideas might be pairing one chunky piece with other slimmer items to emphasise one piece or one gem. You could also mix and match gems to match colours in your wardrobe, or keep contrasts to draw specific attention to your jewellery, the power is in your hands.

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Why buy Harfi demi-fine jewellery?

We pride ourselves on being a business that provides fair prices to customers and fair pay to our artisans through ethical production. There are no price hikes or massive profit margins, we work closely with our artisans across the world to make sure everyone gets a fair price. Our jewellery is also made using traditional methods and ethically sourced materials in India. The designs are influenced by the local culture of our artisan partners, and are handcrafted using techniques that have been passed down the generations. This local flair in each piece is something we are all really proud of, as it lets our artisans share some of their culture, and for our customers to experience a new world through jewellery.

Our handmade jewellery is also made as sustainably as possible. The materials using in production are all sourced locally, our artisans don’t use heavy machinery to design and create (only tools and hands) and our packaging is biodegradable. We keep our supply chain lean, so no long and carbon-intensive transport, only what is necessary. We’re passionate about our people and our planet, and we hope that shows through in our jewellery. Harfi combines timeless design with artisanal finesse to bring you a stunning range of demi-fine jewellery that doesn't cost the earth, literally.