Are you looking for sophisticated jewelry that helps you exude elegance and feel confident when you head out for date night, brunch, a wedding, or any other event where you want to put your best foot forward? If so, you could use some demi-fine jewelry in your life!
Wait – what is demi-fine jewelry?
We're glad you asked! This is one of the newest collections we offer at Pura Vida and it is unlike anything we've done before. Demi-fine jewelry features stunning sterling silver or 18k gold pieces, and offers an edge that helps you look and feel elevated.
Below, we'll teach you everything you need to know about your new favorite jewelry style. You'll learn about what separates demi-fine from other types of jewelry, where it can be worn, and tips for caring for it. Of course, you'll also be introduced to the best demi fine jewelry selection online at Pura Vida. Let’s get started!
What is Demi Fine Jewelry?
So, what is demi-fine jewelry, exactly? What does demi-fine jewelry mean? If you ask different jewelry makers to define this type of jewelry you may get different answers. But to us, this type of jewelry bridges the gap between luxury and affordability.
Demi-fine jewelry is a type of jewelry that falls somewhere between fine jewelry and less expensive fashionable jewelry. It uses similar materials to those found in fine jewelry like diamonds, pearls, sterling silver, and/or 18k gold, but without the hefty price tag. Demi-fine pieces often feature intricate designs and are usually made by artisan jewelers who pay attention to quality and detail in each piece.
The value of this jewelry is best demonstrated with an example. You can find a sterling silver bracelet from Tiffany for around $650 right now. But, you can find a similar bracelet in our demi-fine lineup for just $65!
Because of its balance of luxury, fashion, and affordability, this jewelry is a perfect choice for those who want something that looks higher-end but doesn't break the bank. We'll talk more about specific instances in which demi fine is a great choice later on. First – how is this jewelry made?
How Demi Fine Jewelry Is Made
So how do these gorgeous pieces come to life? To really answer that question, we need to step back and talk about materials. These pieces are typically crafted with one of two materials: .925 sterling silver or 18k gold. Both of these materials are the same ones used in fine jewelry, which is what helps make this type of jewelry so special.
First, let's talk about sterling silver. This is a material that’s been around for centuries and is loved by jewelers all over the world due to its strength and beauty. It also has an anti-tarnish finish, meaning it won't turn yellow or green when exposed to the air like some other metals can.
When it comes to 18k gold, this material adds an extra level of luxury and sophistication that people are loving lately. It's perfect for those who want something a bit more formal than sterling silver, but aren't ready to invest in the cost of true fine jewelry yet.
It's important to note that a lot of the time, gold demi-fine pieces aren't solid 18k gold. They are gold-plated with a sterling silver base. This is actually part of how you get a stunning appearance without the scary price tag!
But looking beyond the basic materials of sterling silver and 18k gold, you'll also find gemstones used throughout these pieces in some cases, like pearls, moonstones, and more. These add a touch of elegance and really allow you to stand out in a crowd. Speaking of which, what is demi-fine jewelry good for? In what instances should you opt for this style? Let's discuss this below…
What is Demi Fine Jewelry Good For?
Demi-fine jewelry is a great choice for any occasion, from day-to-day wear to more formal events. The versatility of this type of jewelry helps you create the perfect look for any event. However, we particularly love it for those instances where you want to look more elegant and sophisticated, and elevate your look a bit.
With that said, if you want something casual and stylish for everyday wear, demi fine pieces are perfect, and it's all in how you wear them. Dressing these pieces up or down is effortless. From necklaces to earrings to rings, there's something in our collection that will coordinate perfectly with your wardrobe. Plus, since these pieces use higher quality materials than fashion jewelry, but still cost less than fine jewelry, they won't break the bank either!
This type of jewelry is also a great choice when attending an event with a dress code where you don't want to be too flashy or put too much emphasis on jewelry. Instead, you can use demi-fine jewelry to add a subtle hint of luxury and elegance that won't be too much for the occasion.
Look Beautiful & Exude Elegance in Pura Vida's Demi Fine Jewelry Collection!
At Pura Vida, we believe in making beautiful and quality jewelry accessible to all our customers, which is why we are proud to offer an amazing collection of demi fine pieces. These works of art are everything you know and love about traditional Pura Vida jewelry in a more sophisticated package.
We've been creating artisan jewelry since 2010. You may know us for our fun ankle bracelets or string bracelets. After all, these simple handmade bracelets are where it all began over a decade ago. However, we're constantly introducing new lineups and pieces. We've listened to our community over the years ask for more pieces in silver and gold – and we’re proud to finally give the people what they've been craving!
From minimalistic designs to statement necklaces and earrings, our pieces will help you look and feel your best no matter where life takes you. Each piece is crafted with care by artisan jewelers who understand how important it is for each piece to look just as stunning as it did when it first came out of the box.
The Different Types of Demi Fine Jewelry We Offer
At Pura Vida, you'll find a variety of different demi fine pieces to choose from including:
Each piece is made with both sterling silver and 18k gold plating, depending on your desired look. This style also features pearls, moonstones, and other gemstones for an extra dainty touch. You can also choose between thin elegant designs or bolder statement pieces depending on what kind of look you're going for.
And as you may already know, the stunning handmade jewelry we offer itself is only part of the reason our community loves shopping with us...
Why Shop With Pura Vida?
The Pura Vida movement represents so much more than simple everyday jewelry pieces. It's a reminder to slow down and celebrate life's simple pleasures – living the “pure life,” as our name translates to in Spanish.
And when you spoil yourself or a loved one here at Pura Vida, you can feel good about your little shopping spree. That's because your purchase helps us leave this world a better place than we found it.
Through the support of our community, we've been able to donate over $4m to more than 200 different charities around the world. We've also been able to support communities in their time of need with disaster relief. And, we're focused on sustainability – planting trees and offsetting carbon emissions with the goal of leaving behind an inhabitable planet for future generations.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your new favorite statement pieces today over in our catalog! Or, keep reading for a few frequently asked questions about demi-fine pieces.
Frequently Asked Questions About Demi Fine Jewelry
We hope this article answered the question you came here with, what does demi fine jewelry mean? Now, we're going to go even deeper and address some of the most common questions we get asked about this style and how to best take care of it.
What is the Difference Between Fine Jewelry & Demi Fine Jewelry?
The main difference between fine jewelry and demi-fine pieces is the quality of the materials used to create them. Fine jewelry consists of solid silver, gold, diamonds, and other precious stones that are more expensive than the materials used for demi-fine pieces. Demi-fine pieces feature sterling silver and 18k gold plating with accent stones such as pearls or moonstones.
Is Demi Fine Jewelry Waterproof?
In general, no – it's not recommended to get your demi-fine jewelry wet because although it may be water resistant, it is not waterproof. Water can cause damage to the metal material and reduce shine over time. If you're looking for pieces you can wear to the beach or keep on while you shower, consider our more traditional string jewelry styles.
How Do You Clean Demi Fine Jewelry?
It's important to clean your demi-fine jewelry regularly in order to keep it looking like new. The best way to clean is by using a soft cloth dampened with warm water and mild soap – be sure not to scrub too hard as this can cause damage. Once you've given it a good wipe down, make sure to dry the piece thoroughly with a lint-free cloth before storing it away!
Now that you know everything there is to know about demi-fine jewelry, why wait any longer? Come browse our stunning collection of handmade pieces over at Pura Vida and take home something beautiful for yourself or a loved one!