Ethnic Artisan Jewellery – How To Look Great for Less

Diamond tennis bracelets and emerald earrings with a matching pendant are probably not on many birthday or Valentine's shopping lists this year. If you're looking for some new jewellery, here's a new, more affordable way to add to your collection. If you're not familiar with the eclectic and ethnic artisan jewelry, you should go take a look. You'll find the most interesting and lovely pieces at a fraction of the price of that diamond tennis bracelet. Artisan jewelry is handmade by individual artists who create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry at relatively inexpensive prices.

So where do you find this handcrafted jewelry? Easy enough. Go to any of the crafts fairs to find at least a half dozen booths featuring artisan jewelry. You can meet the person who made the jewelry too. They're always happy to answer any questions you may have with respect to techniques, construction and stones used in any particular piece that catches your eye. Artisan jewelers live and breathe their craft, and are proud of their workmanship. Another good source of this type of jewelry is the small shops which stock unusual, upscale, ethnic jewelry and clothing.

Many other exciting possibilities await you online. Do an image search on Google – a search on 'artisan jewelry' turns up about 175,000 images, while 'ethnic jewelry' brings almost 240,000 images for you to browse. Some of these pieces are truly knockouts. Scroll through the images until you find a look or style you love – it won't take long! Then, just …