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Fashion Jewelry FAQs

Fashion Jewelry FAQs

Nothing can bring polish, personality, and cohesion to an ensemble like well-styled, high-quality, designer fashion jewelry. At BENARI JEWELERS, we’ve carefully curated our inventory of fashion jewelry collections to reflect our passion for artistry and standards for excellence. From bold bangles to dainty chain necklaces, stunning cocktail rings to glittering gemstone earrings, we’re certain that even those with the most discerning and unique of tastes will find something they love from among our inventory. Fine fashion jewelry, though, is an investment and should be selected and purchased with care. We’ve put together a guide to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive when it comes to fashion jewelry to help make your jewelry-buying experience a breeze.

What Type Of Metal Should I Pick?

There are several precious metal options you’ll encounter when shopping for fine fashion jewelry, each offering its unique benefits, hue, and shine. It’s essential to explore your options when considering what type of jewelry you should purchase for yourself. Consider how the hue interacts with your skin tone, whether you have any sensitivities, and how well it will work with the rest of your jewelry collection.


Gold in all variations, that is, yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold, is one of the most popular options for both fashion and bridal jewelry. When reinforced by other metals, it is wonderfully strong and malleable, making it a favored choice for designers.

Sterling Silver

As pure silver is far too soft to create jewelry, other alloys are added to give it strength and rigidity but allow it to retain its unique hue. Sterling silver comprises 92.5% pure silver; the rest is typically copper and zinc. This spectacular metal has a light, silvery sheen and is hypoallergenic for most people.


This is one of the more expensive fashion jewelry metals you’ll encounter because platinum doesn’t need to be mixed with any other alloys to be strengthened. It is phenomenally strong and long-lasting, guaranteed to retain its beauty and form for many years to come.


Lightweight and incredibly durable, titanium is just as strong as stainless steel but has a slightly mistier finish. Slightly less white than stainless steel, titanium has a unique color that will bring a bit of uniqueness to your jewelry collection.

What Is the Difference Between Carat and Karat?

Knowing the difference between carat and karat when shopping for fine fashion jewelry is essential. Both are helpful markers for determining the value of a piece. Carats (ct) are universally used to delineate the weight of diamonds and gemstones. The higher the carat number, the larger the stone. Karats (K), on the other hand, measure the purity of gold. Pure gold is 24K. However, pure gold is far too soft to retain its shape when used in jewelry, so other elements are added to give it strength. The lower the karat, the less amount of gold present.

How Do I Properly Size My Finger?

Knowing your precise ring sizes will help you avoid having to have a piece resized or replaced entirely because it slipped off your finger and was lost. Luckily, there are many ways you can accurately size each of your fingers to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. First, there are a plethora of ring sizers you can purchase online. These are characterized by metal or plastic rings in many different sizes that you can try on to find the most comfortable fit on each of your fingers. For an at-home solution that won’t cost you any money, you can simply wrap a string around your finger to a comfortable tightness, then mark the string where the ends meet. Measure the length of the string to the mark you’ve made, then find a conversion chart online.

Why Should I Insure My Jewelry?

The finer the jewelry, the higher the monetary value. But your stunning pieces of jewelry can also hold immense sentimental value. It's vital to insure your fine and meaningful pieces so that you will be compensated and be able to replace them in the unfortunate event that a piece is lost, destroyed, or stolen. The higher the price tag on a piece of jewelry, the more critical it is to have it insured. Having your jewelry insured will give you peace of mind when wearing your pieces, which will most likely mean you’ll wear them more often and enjoy their beauty frequently.

Can I Finance Jewelry?

Jewelry financing makes finer pieces at a higher price more affordable and accessible. Financing allows one to purchase a piece of jewelry and make periodic payments on it, so they don’t have to foot the bill all at once, instead making more comfortable payments over time. At BENARI JEWELERS, we are happy to offer this service to make fine jewelry more available to a wider range of customers. When you use our financing services, you’ll benefit from a convenient online application, quick credit decisions, immediate access to a revolving line, and easy-to-use online account management and bill payment.

What Fashion Jewelry Styles Are Trending Now?

This year, fashion jewelry trends favor the bold. Opt for pieces that communicate your personality and capture attention as soon as you enter a room. Long, shoulder-dusting earrings utilize gravity and the natural movements of your head and neck to create a remarkable glittering effect. Sculptural silver pieces create the illusion of organic movement and offer a fresh alternative to the classic yellow gold that has long ruled the world of fashion jewelry. “Pearlcore” is a trend that uses timeless pearls in new, edgier silhouettes, incorporating chunky, edgy metal settings that offer a visually exciting contrast. These are a few fashion jewelry trends you should keep an eye out for now.

Shop Fashion Jewelry at BENARI JEWELERS

Supplement your personal jewelry collection with incredible designer pieces from our inventory here at BENARI JEWELERS. Our Exton and Newton Square, Pennsylvania jewelry stores are stocked with carefully curated selections of pieces that reflect our commitment to excellence and passion for artistry. We’re confident our offerings will satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. Book an appointment today for a personalized consultation with one of our team members, or browse our products online at your convenience.

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