Post # 1
Hi bees, need some help to find good quality rose gold necklaces and pendants online.
Also, does anybody know the difference between filled and plated rose gold? Which is better?
I’m looking for something elegant and delicate-looking, like this:
Some reviews mentioned the quality/weight of the pendant wasn’t very good, though. I’ve also been looking on Etsy but it’s hard to judge the quality there either.
Does anyone have any recommendations for good quality rose gold necklaces/pendants like the one above? Thanks in advance.
Post # 2
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
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
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.