The Truth About High Jewellery

Discover the how and why to buy High Jewellery.

Jewellery is a universal form of adornment and its story is a long one. Despite being millennia old, the world of jewels and gems continues to flourish thanks to the heirloom factor and lest we forget, the investment element. In particular, High Jewellery is purchased, collected and appreciated for these main aspects, in addition to the well-thought-out gem sourcing, planning and execution that goes into each and every detail of each design. 

The word ‘high’ in High Jewellery counts as rare, one-of-a-kind pieces made with the finest craftsmanship and most precious of materials. So, as you could imagine, buying such pieces isn’t necessarily something one would do on a whim. Beyond aesthetics and wow-factor, investing in High Jewellery requires the trust of a credible source and or plenty of gemology and precious metal studies under your own belt to know what you are and what you’re not getting.

​The best place to start when purchasing High Jewellery is at the beginning. The first thing you should know is that you don’t know. A statement that’s all too true inspired us to garner a list of the top 5 things to know and understand before purchasing High Jewellery for yourself or a loved one.


Meanwhile a necklace full of rubies, emeralds and diamonds may sparkle and shine, understanding the quality of those gemstones is more important than the glitz and glam of their vivacity. Unless you know the difference between heated and unheated rubies, emeralds that have been oiled and emeralds that are untouched – you’re probably assessing the quality of High Jewellery all wrong. 

As the naked eye is not enough to confirm the quality of a stone, the best way to discover the true quality is to ask to see certification papers, inquire about where the jewels originated from and how they have been treated. Working with an expert whom you trust is crucial. 


Proper certification is important, as this is where the value and quality of a piece of jewellery is documented. Whether you are purchasing, insuring your High Jewellery or planning to sell it, a valuation certificate is an effective measure of ensuring you receive a fair market price and full compensation. As jewellery is often passed on from generation to generation, a valued piece of High Jewellery may come with a long line of stories and history, but its monetary value can only be truly determined through certificates and reassessments which should be done once every two to three years. 


Do your research ahead of time to discover the most reliable places to purchase jewellery from. The importance of finding a trustworthy source is a crucial part of the process of purchasing High Jewellery. As High Jewellery comes at an elevated cost in comparison to demi-fine jewellery and fine jewellery, it is imperative that you not only feel secure but also feel well taken care of throughout the process. When you purchase from a trustworthy source, you will find an altogether unequivocal experience as you explore your options, and consider creating your own one-of-a-kind piece with the guidance of a respectable creative expert.


If, rather than buying newly produced High Jewellery designs, your interest lies with vintage collections, it is important to do your research. Age adds value to pieces, but you must know the origin of where the piece is coming from and also understand the significance of that stone, design, and style from that era. Study the background of the item, speak to reputable sources and carefully consider the piece before diving in to purchase anything.


Purchasing jewellery for someone you love takes consideration, and attention to detail, especially when selecting High Jewellery pieces. Meanwhile most women appreciate the glamour of High Jewellery, not all women feel comfortable wearing decadent pieces, and would rather own something more delicate. Pay attention to whether or not she is a woman who wears rings, earrings, necklaces or bracelets. With her style in mind and the help of an expert, selecting the perfect piece can be easily accomplished.

True works of art, High Jewellery signifies delicate attention to detail, countless hours of consideration and design. People have a relationship with jewellery; they become reliable partners forever. True admirers treasure their pieces and pass them on to generations to come.

Handcrafted in Italy, Nadine High Jewellery is given the utmost care and attention to ultimately create an extraordinary heirloom that will become a family’s timeless treasure.

Book an appointment today to experience the world of Nadine Jewellery in an exclusive one-on-one appointment. View, touch and try the collections before you buy; if you cannot make it to our boutique showroom, kindly call or write to us for more information.