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3 Things You Must Know: From a Jewelry Expert (Part 2)

3 Things You Must Know: From a Jewelry Expert (Part 2)

Uncovering the True Difference Between Costume and Fine Jewelry

Let's dive into the #2 Thing you Must Know About Jewelry

Is Your Silver and Gold Real or Fake?

The truth is that silver, gold, platinum, and palladium are expensive. To lower costs, most jewelry is made from cheaper materials like:
  • Brass

  • Copper

  • Stainless Steel

  • Zinc Alloy

You might be surprised to learn that many well-known brands make most of their jewelry with these cheaper materials:

Know What to Look for on Product Descriptions

❇️ Pro Tip: Always check the product details or materials section of a product page to identify what your jewelry is made from. Be aware that jewelry brands might use silver and gold to describe the color. 
 
See an example of a Boma product page. We make sure to clearly highlight our materials as 925 sterling silver or gold vermeil over 925 sterling silver.
(Above: the product page for the Belle Mini Ball Studs in 925 Sterling Silver or 14K Gold over Sterling Silver).

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