so what is it?
If you are looking for the aesthetic without the price tag, gold bonded jewellery is the way to go. Almost identical to the real thing you can cop massive chains or heavy keeper rings for a fraction of the price.
Rather than being made from solid gold, bonded jewellery is created by fusing a layer of gold to a silver core or base metal such as copper, steel, or zinc. It can be coated in anything from 9 carat to 24 carat gold.
Is it worth it?
Gold bonded jewellery mimics the real appearance of a solid gold for a more affordable price. Rather than paying out thousands you can bag yourself a 100g chain for hundreds. If this sounds appealing to you then it’s worth it.
The best type of jewellery suited for you however depends on several factors such as how often you wear it, how you look after it, and how much you want to pay. Here at J.V. Jewellers & Pawnbrokers we make sure our gold bonded jewellery is made from the highest quality materials using premium steel as our base metal. So, if you want high quality for a fraction of the cost, this is the way to go.
How does it compare to the real stuff?
Our gold bonded collection uses 18 carat gold. Solid 18ct is 75% pure meaning you’ll have to break the bank for something of this quality. On the other hand, solid 18ct doesn’t tarnish, can be polished, will last a long time, and will hold its value over years. Bonded gold usually lasts for up to two years. The gold coating can wear over time exposing the base metal and will often loose its shine and fade over time. The low price of bonded gold however means that you can get new pieces regularly and stay on – trend.
How do I look after it?
To make your bonded jewellery last longer there are several things you can do:
- Remove your jewellery before swimming or showering.
- Remove your jewellery before working out or exercising.
- Keep your jewellery away from lotions, sprays, or other chemical products.
- Store your jewellery somewhere safe away from hard surfaces or rubber.
Do these things and you can be sure your jewellery will live a long happy life.
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