It’s one of the first things I look at and assess. The bottom.
It tells you a lot about a piece and it’s not just jewellery.
Let me explain….
My wife is looking for a small bookcase for our upstairs landing. She is a bit of a hoarder and so we have piles of books in different areas of our house.
She found a nice one on eBay. Painted grey with an oak top. Slimline and would fit about two thirds of the stray books that are floating around our house. Perfect.
I read the reviews. One lady had posted a picture of the bookshelf in situ. She too had placed it upstairs, but right at the top of the stairs, then she took a photo from the bottom of the stairs and exposed the underside of the shelves.
Unlike the tops of the shelves, the underside was bear. Naked. Untreated and unpainted.
I told Wifey there was no way. If someone couldn't be bothered to do a decent job then I wouldn't be buying it. I find it lazy and inexcusable.
Thankfully, she agreed with me.
It's the same with jewellery. One of the first things I look at when I am handed a ring is the underside of the setting. A lazy designer is easy to spot by the quality and the attention to detail on the bits you don't normally see.
A quality designer will make sure every tiny detail is perfect because it matters to them. They take pride in knowing that every minute detail is exquisite. They know that it is those tiny details that elevate their work above the majority.
So the hunt for a quality bookcase has resumed.
If you’re after a beautifully designed and created piece of jewellery with exquisite attention to detail and a perfect bottom, then please get in touch.