Gold Plated Jewellery by Blingvine
Recently gold plated jewellery has been gaining popularity. It makes much more sense when you are thinking of jewellery as a fashion accessory. Not everyone these days wants to invest in gold. Moreover the making charges of real gold jewellery eat into the so called investment value of these pieces.
Because of the modern polishing and finishing techniques, the quality of gold plated imitation jewellery is really good. And you get amazing choices such as rose gold, rhodium or yellow gold finishes. These days you can find beautiful bangles, necklace sets, pendent sets or any kind of jewellery plated with gold.
Why real gold jewellery is not practical
Real gold jewellery has traditionally been not only a fashion accessory but also an investment vehicle. We’ve all heard the traditional wisdom from our elders to invest in gold jewellery collection for emergencies. First big problem with this is the making charges that go as high as 30%. Second issue is about safety of your jewelry collection. Since it’s a physical thing that you need to keep, it requires additional investment in terms of bank lockers or home safety.
Advantages of gold plated jewellery
It’s affordable, it comes in much diverse range of designs and you can keep buying new designs with evolving fashion. You don’t have to worry about loosing your necklace set when dancing in the next family function. You don’t need to worry about someone snatching your gold pendant set if you are travelling to a new place. Fashion jewellery comes with amazing variety of elements such as colored gemstones, american diamonds, kundan, enamel and meenakari. So unless it’s something like a mangalsutra in India, it’s always more practical to wear gold plated jewelry.
Quality in Gold Plated Jewellery
While buying imitation jewellery you should be very mindful of the quality. While cheaper gold polish will come out easily after a few wears, the high quality gold polish with good finish can last for many years even with regular use. It is this quality that makes the key difference in the price of the gold plated jewellery that you are buying. At blingvine, we give you a one year warranty on the polish of our gold plated jewellery.
Second thing to pay attention is the quality of elements used. A lot of fashion jewellery pieces come with cheap crystals or artificial gemstones. But at blingvine we make it a point to use only the highest quality of crystals, enamel work or artificial gemstones. You can see this quality difference easily when you hold it in your hands.
Trends in Gold Plated Jewellery
The jewellery collection in this segment is very wide. You can get everything from earrings such as stud earrings or jhumkas to bigger pieces like statement or traditional necklace sets to office wear pendant sets. Stud earrings with pearls or gemstones are quite popular in rose gold polish. Jhumkas with kundan work and jewellery sets with necklace and earring combos do very well in any wedding season. A lot of women are opting for imitation jewellery online instead of silver jewellery as it’s much easier to maintain.
Many girls prefer trendy artificial anklets over real gold and silver because of variety of designs. Same is the case with choker necklaces. While real gold chokers look very traditional, the variety of materials available in fashion jewellery allows for modern designs. Specially materials like seashells or mother of pearl create beautiful choker designs that go perfectly with any modern outfit.
Fashion jewellery trends that have also picked up along with this segment are pearl necklaces and earrings sets or big crystal drop earrings. To make it easy for you to choose we've created a guide to gold plated jewellery suitable for different occasions.
Weddings and Party Wear
It’s become very common to wear matching bridal jewellery set with the wedding lehenga. Because the choice of designs and colors is much more in fashion jewellery, a lot of brides opt for it. It also makes a lot of sense for safety reasons. You already have enough things on your mind in a wedding. You don’t want to constantly worry about dropping your jhumka or breaking your maang tikka. And same for family and relatives, you can explore more colors and designs in artificial jewellery.
Unless you are emotionally attached to a particular piece of fine jewellery for a particular occasion. Gold plated jewellery is practical for bride as well as her family and relatives. It’s so much easier to get a jewellery set matching with your lehenga or saree for a particular function rather than worrying about investing in a piece that’ll go with everything.
Casual and Daily Wear
We’ve seen earlier generations of women wearing the same kadas (gold bangles), baalis (hoop earrings) or mangalsutra on a daily basis. But girls these day are looking for more variety even in their daily wear. You don’t want to spend a fortune on your daily wear and you want to change it every now and then. This is where gold plated jewellery comes in. You can have a rose gold pendant set with a beautiful pink stone or a platinum pendant with a pearl studs. You could wear long necklace with your suit at office and a choker necklace for the party in evening. You can have your own little collection of gold plated jewellery without too much investment.
When is appropriate to get real gold jewellery?
There are still places and styles in which it’s best to stick to traditional gold jewellery. One such example would be south indian temple jewellery. A mangalsutra is another such thing, it’s an emotional piece and supposed to last a lifetime. For gifting, women happily accept a piece of imitation jewellery but there are still occasions where real jewellery is more suitable. It’s always best to be mindful of these expectations to keep the women in your life happy :)
What’s the best place to buy gold plated jewellery?
There are two main things you should keep in mind while shopping for gold plated or 1 gram gold jewellery. First is the quality of polish. With blingvine you get really high quality polish with smooth 360 degrees finish. We also offer one year warranty on polish and any defects on all our pieces. Even though the warranty is limited to one year, the finishing will last for much longer in most cases.
Second important consideration is the design. Specially if you are looking for unique contemporary designs, blingvine is the place to shop. We have some really beautiful pieces with enamel work and seashell or mother of pearl designs. These are exclusive blingvine pieces and very versatile from office to parties.
If you are looking for bridal jewellery, you should also check out our american diamond jewellery collection. Many brides have proudly worn blingvine jewellery on their wedding day. And we are super proud of being part of the happiest day of their life!
What is the difference between gold plated and gold jewellery?
Gold jewellery and gold plated jewellery might sound and look similar but are very different in their compositions. While even real gold jewellery is not completely pure rather is diluted with other metals, the gold plated jewellery is completely another with a thin film of over the top. Gold plated jewellery holds its own market value and has significant counter points over the gold jewellery.
Does gold plated jewellery tarnish after a long term of use?
Since the gold plated jewellery utilises a thin film of gold on top of a non-gold metal, the metal underneath can be exposed after rough and tough use. However, with proper use, the gold plated jewellery can last anywhere from 2-3 years without any tarnishing. After being tarnished, one can also choose to get a reapplication of a thin coat of gold and viola you have brand new gold jewellery again!
Where can I find the best gold plated jewellery set with guarantee?
Finding good quality gold plated jewellery is becoming as hard as finding the real gold itself because the quality of gold plating is a serious concern. Oftentimes, the plating comes off disappointingly soon however such concerns are not yours to have if you have shopped from Blingvine! Blingvine provides an outstanding quality of gold plating that is ensured through many processes and comes with a guarantee.
Things to keep in mind before buying gold plated jewellery?
Firstly, the most important thing to consider while buying gold plated jewellery is to not confuse it with gold polished jewellery since both of them are very different in their top film of gold hence affecting their durability. Secondly, you must choose a reputed store that provides cutting edge jewellery and preferably a certificate of authenticity for all your jewels, even if it falls under the category of artificial jewellery.
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