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Is it worth investing in jewelry?

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

Of course, it is true that in today's reality we must sometimes give priority to more important matters. Wages in relation to the cost of living in Poland are at least 3 times lower than in Germany or Great Britain. On the other hand, when we want to invest money in something expensive, it is much easier to spend a large sum on a new TV or computer than on jewelry. More than one might say, "Of course! After all, buying jewelry is a luxury, not something necessary. " But what to say about the real value of the purchased electronic gadget? We know well that in today's world what is new now will become a relic of a bygone era tomorrow. So our computer will be worth a fraction of the amount initially spent after a few years.

Double function of jewelry

Meanwhile, jewelry, unlike electronics or clothes, is a combination of utility and location form. It is not subject to wear and tear, and is timeless. The jewels that I design for my clients will look just as good after several dozen or even several hundred years. Where do you get that confidence? It is worth learning lessons from history. It is gold that is the legacy of ancient cultures, and products from thousands of years ago could still fulfill their utility function. It can be said that the invested funds have survived the investors! Since such antiques are priceless, they find their way to museums, where we still admire their splendor.

Probably each of us would like to somehow secure a safe place for the future. It is true that there are different ways to invest money, as readers of economic blogs know well. However, a good investor usually uses several available options, in other words diversifies the portfolio of investment tools, which increases his chances of success and contributes to reducing the investment risk. But is jewelry investment safe?

Podwójna funkcja biżuterii. Z jednej strony ma wartość lokacyjną, a z drugiej strony ma funkcję reprezentacyjną.

Risk of investing in jewelry

Of course, there have been situations in history that the price of gold has fallen. However, with time it returned to normal or went up. Why? Because gold cannot be printed. It cannot be extracted or produced any more in a supernatural way. I once came across a scientific study from a dozen or so years ago, which estimated that if gold from all over the world were to be melted into one cube, it would cover an area of 30 m3. There is simply relatively little gold on earth, and due to its noble properties, it will always be at a premium. If we add even rarer precious stones framed in it, and the whole is a unique hand-made product, then we are dealing with something unique and valuable. And it is not the shop label that proves it, but the gigantic amount achieved at the auction house. How to achieve this result?

Fachowe doradztwo jest kluczem do sukcesu również przy zakupie biżuterii.

Professional advice is the key

Before buying, it is good to consult a specialist and avoid chain stores from shopping malls, which impose absurd margins. It may turn out that a hand-made unique product with high-class natural stones at a local jeweler will cost the same as a mass sale from "Tesco jewelry". How is this possible? Instead of paying for fabulously expensive premises in a shopping mall and investing in expensive counters and kilowatts of lighting, a real jeweler focuses on the client and his needs. The buyer is not forced to choose a pattern from the catalog containing a cacophony of products that look the same. A professional jeweler will talk to the client first. He will get to know his personality, taste and passion. Then, he will design a unique product based on the client's suggestions. Investment jewelry made in this way can be worn with pleasure, and, if necessary, treated as an investment of capital.

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