(Closed) Rose gold necklace and pendants

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

bluefirebee:  

gold-plate is a method of covering another type of metal with a very thin, almost microscopic, film of pure gold by electroplating it. Some businesses refer to gold-plated jewelry as gold-overlay; however, these are essentially the same things.

Among the biggest benefits of gold-plated items is the fact that it is fairly strong. Gold is a soft metal, and it is easily susceptible to nicks, dents, and bending. Gold-plating can lend an attractive finish to a piece that must be sturdy and durable. The downside is that the gold finish on gold-plated items can begin to chip and wear away over time. Additionally, some items may be prone to tarnishing.

Gold-filled jewelry is much more valuable than gold-plated. In fact, there is almost 100 percent more gold in gold-filled items than is found in gold-plated items. Just as gold-plated jewelry is plated with gold, gold-filled jewelry is as well, but there is a big difference between the ways these products are made.

Gold-filled items have a much thicker layer of gold on them, and the gold is a much higher quality.

 

Post # 3
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6448 posts
Bee Keeper

bluefirebee:  I have a rose gold filled bracelet similiar to this and got it in September, and it’s January and it’s held up well.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I always go through the store reviews (both quantity and quality) when looking into making purchases on Etsy, obviously the postive reviews are good to see but I also look for similarities between bad reviews (if every bad review mentions cheap clasps that’s worth knowing) and so far that’s worked for me.

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