The short answer is no!
Amazing jewelry is made all over the world. Some of the best pieces are made right here in USA. Turkey, India, China, Thailand, & many other countries have emerged as leading jewelry manufactures in the last few decades. The craftsmanship of the item depends much more on the artist and jeweler than the country it’s made. Italy often times starts the trends in our global environment others quickly follow and sometimes even better the styles!
What sets Italian jewelry apart, especially plain silver (& gold) chains is the hundreds of years of expertise the factories have. Some of these factories (including the one we here at www.italiansilver925.com run) has been in operation since the 1800s. Basic chain designs such as Miami Cuban, figaro, mariner are timeless and haven’t changed much over the years. Over the years the manufacturing process has improved which has led to a more refined & more polished items.
Another reason a lot of people prefer Italian jewelry is due to the fact that Italy is often regarded to as the birth place of fashion. Whether it’s the newest Balenciagas or the latest style of hip hop pendant, it has probably been in the runways of Milan before it debuted anywhere else in the world. By being so close to the action we are sure to offer the latest trending items before they are available elsewhere.
Buy the jewelry that fits your style & budget! If you are in love with a piece get it no matter who made it or where it was made. One of the most enjoyable experiences is to buy a pieces custom designed by your neighborhood jeweler. This way you can follow the process from start to finish! However, if you are trying to save some time (or money) and are shopping online you can’t go wrong with Italian jewelry.