Amidst the height of fast fashion, heirlooms such as fine jewelry and luxury handbags are still worth investing in.
Trends are fleeting, but high-quality fashion pieces represent longevity. Think of the times you rummaged through your mother’s jewelry box to try on her finest accessories. Or the memories of your grandmother telling you the history behind her treasured possessions.
Aesthetics and sentiments combine to create the heirloom. They’re meant to be passed down through the generations and they can only survive the test of time if they’re made with expert craftsmanship and quality materials. Timeless designs will also add to their wearability.
These pieces are meant to outlive us, carrying our stories with them into the future. Heirlooms can become a beloved family tradition, tying generations of loved ones together, creating meaning through these precious objects.
Aside from the nostalgia factor, heirlooms such as jewelry, timepieces, and handbags are a good investment as their value may increase over time. Who knows how valuable your diamond earrings will be once they’re in the hands of your great-grandchildren?
“There’s much research that can go into purchasing a special, luxury handbag. But the investment is well worth it,” said Anthony Barzilay Freund, 1stDibs’ editorial director.
Meanwhile, silk scarves also have a long history in the fashion world. “Not only are they like wearable artwork, they are easy to collect and store and will add a touch of elegance to an outfit or handbag,” said Freund.
As for jewelry, nothing holds their value quite like a precious gem. “Natural diamonds are the new heirloom because they’re sustainable—they’re always well appreciated and can be redesigned very easily according to one’s personal design preferences,” said jewelry designer Trisha Dattwani.
So carry your best pieces throughout your lifetime, and when the time comes, pass them on so that future generations can appreciate their beauty and history too.
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