We all love beautiful jewellery. Gold, gems (especially diamonds), beautiful designs inspire us. Jewellery symbolizes so many things, but among all these things beauty is the most important. Both men and women are drawn to this as it’s in human nature. Women feel more desired and beautiful when wearing precious gems or unique jewellery pieces. That is why both men and women love it. In my case jewellery makes me happy, especially if it is:
- A gift from someone special in my life
- It has a great history
- It’s beautiful
- It’s fun
- Its boost confidence
I love to think about what kind of pieces I will wear with special outfits, it’s actually as important as clothes to me. My recent obsession is jewellery stacking and I love to combine different styles and gold colours. I think there are more and more women like this, who play with jewels, make them be more alive and it’s fun too. There are also people who treat jewellery more as an investment. Keep jewels in the deposit box and look at them sporadically. No matter what type of jewellery lover you are in my article I will share with you how to buy jewellery in order to keep it as an investment. I will also share with you the story of a Swiss Jewellery brand Mediam Suisse. I have already spoken about this brand in the past when I was wearing their pieces in Milan for MFW. Today I will show you also their new and iconic pieces. I will tell you why they are a go-to boutique company go to in Switzerland if you would like to start investing in jewels.
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Mediam Suisse – About the brand
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Mediam Suisse is a wholesaler of diamonds and coloured gems. They are on the market for more than 20 years. They worked with the most prestigious Swiss jewellers and watchmakers. Now they add this experience and know-how at the service of individuals. They have a “no-store” concept, which allows them to keep prices without additional, structural cost. Thanks to that Mediam Suisse offers much lower prices than large jewellery houses. Their service is very personalized. They meet in person and/or exchange with a buyer by email, video, 3D or gouache drawings. Therefore it’s a tailor-made, 100% personalized service. Pieces are high-end jewellery, designed especially for clients in Swiss craftsman’s workshops. Jewellery is then adjusted according to the client’s desires and down to the smallest details: choice of stones, colours, finishes, setting etc. Mediam Suisse can also restore or transform old jewellery and dress rings, watches, bracelets and more. All of it is done in a perfect Swiss setting, in “Qualité Horlogère”.
Swiss Influencer Award and pieces that I was waering.
In October I went to Zurich for the Swiss Influencers Awards and I decided to were Mediam Suisse jewels or this occasion. I decided to do create some layers of luxury, as I call it. This means that I stacked together 2 necklaces. One was Artdeco necklace with Saphire and diamonds one. The Artdeco necklace has a large sapphire, 10 diamonds and 46 smaller sapphires. I love jewellery from the Art Deco period and I am inspired by it, as it’s one of my favourites art periods.
I paired it with a tennis bracelet made with 70 diamonds and finished the look with front-back earrings. I must say I felt like a million dollars with this jewellery set.
A jewellery stacking tip from me:
Start with a main piece, then build the look by stacking your favourite bracelet, bangles or necklaces in order to create a modern composition. Get creative with your combinations. This way youwill create a real eye candy look.
Jewellery guide for buying jewelery as an investment.
1. Make sure it’s something that you genuinely like and can wear.
If you’re going to buy jewellery as an investment, you need to make sure that you like it. That you truly enjoy it, so in case you won’t be able to sell it, you can were it. So the worst scenario is, that you will wear something that you truly like. Commissions on jewellery are usually quite high, so if you choose a boutique brand like example Mediam Suisse, it’s easier to make a profit later.
2. The value of design vs. the material
In some options, you will be able to sell your jewellery as metal. The price will be similar to the market price of gold or platinium. Jewellers will melt it and create new pieces. So it’s important to know the quality of gold beforehand.
3. Prices of precious metals fluctuate wildly.
Knowing this you need to check the market and monitor the situation.
I compare it to regular jewelry I would have bought anyway.
With this approach, you can also wait for the best moment to sell it.
4. Investment in a different way
Sometimes investment might not have a return straight away. What I have in mind is that you can offer some pieces to your children or family members. Who knows maybe one day these pieces will be worth a fortune.
The man behind the brand – Alexandre Martin
I met Alexndre many years ago when he coached me about diamonds. I already knew that he has great knowledge, experience, but also a passion. Since then we have worked many times together and I hope to work with Alexandre in the future.
Few words about the founder of Mediam Suisse.
He is a gemologist and diamond dealer for over 20 years. He obtained a degree in philosophy and in parallel trained as a gemologist. He then learned the diamond trade from a gemstone trader in Geneva. After he continued his career in the gem world and luxury goods. He was a diamond sorter, then buyer in an Indian office owned by a Swiss company at Opera House in Bombay. Then as a director, he was supplying the Swiss market, sailing between Bombay, Hong Kong and Bangkok. After he founded and manage precious stones trading companies for several years in Antwerp and Neuchâtel. H participated in the supply of stones to the biggest players in Swiss watchmaking and jewellery. He represented companies in the trades with South African mining giant De Beers and Privilege Partner From Alrosa, the Russian mining giant. He also offers presentations on the theme of gems for professionals and individuals. He is a speaker about subjects like: training for jewellery salespeople. He organizes gemology workshops at the Institut du Rosey, conferences on diamonds in watchmaking companies. His articles were featured across the press including Bilan. As you can see he is a very experienced expert in the field.
Swiss Made Jewellery is worldwide famous. We have quality, best craftsmanship and best brands located here made history already. Jewellery is a luxury, ideal as a gift, investment or we can just buy it because we love certain pieces. No matter what your motivation is for buying I hope you will also have a look at Mediam Suisse brand. Smaller yet experienced boutique brand that will help you to create the most impressive collection of jewels.
Pictures by Yuliya Prystupa. Special thank you to Yuliya who did an amazing job! x
As always with love
Bella Zofia xx
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