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The Netherlands has long been known for its incredible artisans, craftsmen, and handicrafts. Dutch furniture, clothing, enamelware and candles have been known for their solid construction, high quality components, and loving, hand construction. But until recently, you had to travel deep into a small Dutch village to find the kind of Netherlands jewelry, decor and furniture the country was famous for. Only recently have some Dutch trade associations began creating websites to help local artisans and jewelers sell their ware online to a much larger international market. This transition has put some stress on the local market, as international buyers often demand lower prices than the locals are willing to pay, and higher demand can sometimes overwhelm smaller manufacturers.
Nevertheless, the transition to online shopping has been a boon to the Netherlands jewelry industry, and to the economy in general. While the Netherlands is a beautiful region with incredible natural vistas and sights, tourism has suffered in the last few years of global economic crisis, and many small artisans and jewelers were forced to close up family businesses that had been operating for generations and look for other kinds of work. Thank to the marvel of online marketplaces and sites like Etsy and CafePress, even an artisan producing only a few items a day can compete with international corporations for shopper’s dollars. Capitalizing on this, many Netherlands jewelry makers are opting for fun, tourist-oriented designs that celebrate the national iconography of this ancient land. You can find a Netherlands ring or necklace bearing a windmill motif, quirky slogans such as, “If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much,” and the national flag etched into a pendant necklace. For a slightly more subdued take on national themes, some jewelers offer pieces made with the signature colors of the Dutch flag or even the sunset. While travelers and Dutch expats once had to travel to the country itself to find these items, they are now available online for purchase anywhere in the world.
If you are looking for Netherlands jewelry online, try major online retailers like Amazon and Ebay, but look at the seller names carefully to ensure that you are purchasing from a real Netherlands jewelry store, not a mass-produced imitation. Alternatively, you can find many reputable Netherlands jewelry sellers on sites such as Etsy that specialize in handcrafted goods. Finally, some Netherlands jewelry retailers operate their own sites, although these sites may be difficult to navigate and may not have English translations for important policies such as shipping and returns. For this reason, a well-known internet retailer such as Etsy or Ebay may be your best bet—you get the quality of real made-in-the-Netherlands goods, the knowledge that you are supporting the local industry, but also the security of shopping at a well-known site. No matter where you make your purchase, buying Netherlands jewelry online isn’t just a fun, innovative idea—it’s easy and affordable!