Jewelry we see in our daily lives. Even with similar shades, we see a big difference in price. Why is this?

Let's understand the reasons and differences, and enjoy jewelry with ease.

From petit-price to high-end brands, what are the differences in the same gold or silver color?

[Gold plating

Gold plating is a technique in which a thin layer of gold is applied to the surface of another metal (such as copper or brass) to give it the appearance of gold. Gold plating is cost-effective, but the gold layer is very thin and must be handled with care.

Gold Vermeil

Gold vermeil refers to a single layer of gold covered over sterling silver. It is of higher quality than gold plating, but not as durable as solid gold.

LuvLoops - Basic Latched フープピアス

LuvLoops - Basic Latched Hoop Earrings

Miansai - Pyper Link パフチョーカー
Miansai - Pyper Link puff choker

Solid Gold

Solid gold means that the entire product is made of gold. However, it does not mean that the product is "pure gold". 24K gold, meaning "pure gold," is very soft and too delicate for everyday use. Therefore, many gold products are alloyed with other metals to make them stronger.

Studio Adorn - 9ct Gold Mini Huggy フープピアス

Studio Adorn - 9ct Gold Mini Huggy Hoop Earrings

For example, " 14k solid gold" is composed of 58.3% gold and the rest of other metals. Solid gold, which indicates that a product contains a certain amount of gold, is widely used to make high-quality jewelry because it is durable, rarely fades, and is gentle on sensitive skin. Although it is expensive, it has eternal value and can remain beautiful for a long time with regular maintenance.

Studio Adorn - 9ct Gold Bar Studs ピアス バーピアス

Studio Adorn - 9ct Gold Bar Studs Earrings

Understanding these differences will help you make the best choice, taking into account price, durability, and health issues such as allergies.

We at AXENT will continue to bring you great jewelry information in the future. We hope you enjoy it!

June 25, 2023

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