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Should You Buy Plated Jewelry?

You most certainly know what gold jewelry is, but do you know what it means for a piece to be gold plated? Plating can make a big difference when it comes to the price you pay for your jewelry, as plated pieces are usually cheaper than solid ones.


What Is Plating?

Generally, plating is the process through which a piece of jewelry made from a certain metal is covered with a layer of another metal. For example, a copper or silver ring with a layer of gold on top would be sold as gold plated.

Gold plated jewelry costs less than a solid gold piece.


Why Buy Plated Jewelry?

Pieces plated with a certain metal are usually cheaper than the ones made entirely from it. Click here to see a selection of the newest and most popular gold-plated jewelry.

For example, gold plated jewelry will cost less than an analogous piece made mostly from gold. So, if money is an important consideration, you might want to go with plated jewelry.