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A lot of shit threads lately. I was into gold and black but then I grew out of that and got into silver and grey. I like the look of a silver ring and silver watch on a hand.
I've thought about pairing em with a silver chain but idk. Thoughts?
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I was thinking something like this
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You can't spell jewelry without the jew
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>>16638709
>>16638753
Matched metals look is always best, especially for more formal business fits. Two-toned yellow gold and white gold / silver metal pieces can be effay and versatile.
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These look too aggressive for a small guy like me
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>>16638783
I feel as tho having these on as a guy is too out there
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>>16638709
I have a lapel pin with my family crest
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>>16638783
Black onyx cuff links?
>>16638789
>Chanel
Turquoise and gold look very ornate Ottoman and definitely abit exotic in 2021.
>>16638957
>>16638967
Very nice serpentine matching man's gold chain and bracelet.

Is the square stone, set in the gold ring, onyx? The carving on the sides of ring give a vintage feel. Is gold ring a vintage / estate piece?
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>>16639014
The chains are Cubans. The onyx ring happens to be gold plated silver but I got it for free. Everything else is solid 14k gold. I believe the ring was made in the 80s
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What do you wear with the gold? I swear people with causal clothing and gold look like drug dealers. The ones with overly used DC shoes
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>>16639134
I wear my cuban necklace and a smaller rope chain everyday, I only put on rings and the cuban bracelet when goin to fancy and nice places.
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is hard to wear gold and don't look like a gypsy, maybe a gold watch with leather bracelet is a wise choice.
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>>16639134
i got my door hammered (search warrant) in berlin because 3 days earlier i got involved in some random unrelated thing as a witness, and the police offers thought i was a drug dealer because i was wearing '' too much gold '' dressed in full black in a long vintage coat.

so yeah, even if you dress fashionable (no dc shoes) gold can make you suspicious apparently, lol


ps: there hunch was correct and i got arrested at home -______________-
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>>16639450
Based
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Without fail, the finger ornamentation in these threads is boring beyond all reason.

I, for one, only wear old european cut diamonds. unfortunately, my webcam is too shit to pick up the facet pattern clearly.
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>>16638967
>fat
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>>16639752
Very nice. You're obv femanon, so you have much broader scope of creativity and expression when it comes to wearing jewellery in 20th - 21st century.>>16638967
Based.
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>>16640036
>>16640036
Based anon.
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>>16640036
He meant:
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>>16638967
Based anon^^
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>>16640036
you know what stone a lot of male jewellers wear that i think looks good, certainly a lot better than just onyx?

star sapphire, lab created or not.
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>>16640049
>star sapphire
>more fragile stone
Star sapphires are definitely cool and have that deep smoky layered look, but they're alot more fragile than onyx. They will chip on impact, so you've gotta be more careful with them.
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>>16640135
star sapphire is a 9 on the mohs scale.
onyx is a 7.
onyx is also more brittle than star sapphire.
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I dont wear gemstones but I've noticed with jewelry it's all contrast.
I wear primarily dark colours or white and wearing silver/steel/titanium with dark colours provides the best effect I feel.

Especially with simpler jewelry.
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I know absolutely nothing about conventions on wearing and styling jewellery.
I'm keen to purchase this crucifix but I cannot decide on the type chain I want with it (curb or belcher), I do know that it has to be 24inch/60cm to fit my build however. but yeah, what chain type and thickness chain would pair best with this Cross considering its dimensions in the picture?
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Should I get a thinner but longer gold chain to wear with this? (I wear it inside the shirt normally)
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>>16641112
Only if your gonna get a pendent on that longer chain otherwise most people typically have the smaller chain closer to the neck
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>>16641177
Nice yellow gold chains. What type of link are they and where did the double chains trend start? Anyone have an idea?
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>>16641650
the small one is a 2.5mm diamond cut rope chain, the larger one is a 5mm miami cuban link. No idea when the double chains started. I kinda knew most of my life I wasnt gonna rock a pendent so the 2nd chain is sort of the pendent for me
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>>16641019
something like picrel. Nothing flat or modern.
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>>16641019
round style chains are your best bet, find your favorite, ill name some. Franco, rope chain, box chain, ball chain, figarope, bzyantine, fox chain etc
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Hey lads, what are your recommended brands where I can get a solid/sterling silver chain? Price is not an issue.
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>>16641654
Miami Cuban link chain is def kino
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>>16641818
Rope, Miami/Cuban, Byzantine and Serpentine are faves for me.
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What do you guys think of bracelets like pic? I've never used any sort of jewelry but I've been thinking about getting something similar to this. I also don't know if I should go for a silver one or a golden one, I don't really know if there's anything against using a silver watch with golden accessories and vice verse but I do think they could end up clashing.
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>>16642145
looks like a medical alert bracelet lol
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Dude where did you get that ring? It’s kick ass.
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>>16642145
>>16642172
>guys heavy silver bracelet with rectangular panel for engraving
any particular name for this piece?
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>>16641656
>>16640049
>>16638967
>>16642268
>Dude where did you get that ring? It’s kick ass
Which ring do u mean?
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What are some good ring websites?
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>>16642372
I usually see it being called an ID bracelet, but as I stated before I'm new to jewelry.
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Is no jewellery except rings effay?
I like the look of only having 2 rings (left) and 1 ring (right) without anything else.
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Based or cringe? I love lapis, anyone got any other lapis pedants/rings they like?
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>>16643069
Looks cool anon
I'd likely only wear it if I'm feeling especially narcissistic that day
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>>16643069
>playboy bunny
>square shape is def masculine
very cool gold ring w/ square lapis lazuli (but Playboy bunny symbol makes it abit 60s kitschy imo).
>>16643548
nice square silver men's rings w/ black onyx and lapis lazuli (and lapis bracelets).
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>>16643069
blue and gold is such shitty boring combination
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>>16643697
Its timeless
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>>16643727
It's dated.
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>>16643744
It's vintage
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What kind of jewellery would a rich industrial psychopath wear?
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got this as a sort of "gift". anyway, its stapped 333 and it has an R stamp. I'm not sure if its gold plated or gold solid. I also don't know what is going on with the silver part since its not stamped with 925 or anything. previous owner was apperantly rich but it might just be fashion-jewlery. any guesses?
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>>16638753
Basic poorfag wiggercore.
>>16639752
Morbidly obese 16 yo, this board is for adults.
>>16640213
Jesus Christ.
>>16641019
Quality engraving. This is sarcasm.
>>16642145
Tolerable.
>>16643069
Pathologic lack of self-awareness.
>>16643548
Nice "silver" you got there. How much is that, 5 bucks on etsy?
>>16644460
Take it off (if you manage to), take a closer picture showing the inside and don't blast the fucking thing with a flash.
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>>16644460
maybe its 8k gold
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>>16644460
the 333 means its 8k gold i know that for sure
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>>16644460
r is kinda hard to see my phone has a shit camera. only source i found is a quore questions suggesting the R on a silver bracelet means its plated. Other than that no legitamet sources. Except some saying RGP could mean rolled gold plated.
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>>16644460
333 = 33.(3)% gold = costume jewelry
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>>16644590
>>16644594
>>16644597
begun the clone wars have
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>>16638967
that looks fucking gross.
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Gold stuff what's best 14k 18k???

Thinking about a necklace. Nothing modern or gay
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>>16640208
>>16640213
>>16640217
Keep in mind those earings and shit only look good because HE looks good. This shit in reality looks fucking trash
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>>16644788
18k yellow gold has deeper richer gold color than 14k yellow gold, but of course is more pure, expensive and is softer.
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bumper
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I made this by hand from scratch out of silver. Will make a gold one once I'm proficient enough.

Not gonna pay 100% markup over spot price lmao
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>>16646686
very cool heavy link dude
awesome craftsmanship
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>>16641019
Get a rope chain
Or small Cuban link
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>>16641656
Lmao iced out
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>>16644460
Weird.. Even 9 karat gold is 37.5%
Is it heavy/dense or magnetic?


Pic related is my ring, its silver and I hand made it completely from scratch
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>>16644788

14k is the standard in the west, 18k is the standard in Europe like Italy.

14k will let you have "bigger" pieces for the money, 18k is more towards an investment piece.

22k is extremely popular in Asia and that's more for wealth/investment you can basically fit more wealth into a smaller piece
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>>16646686
>>16646766
based silver guys bracelet and ring anon
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Jeweler apprentice here ama

If you guys would like to save money my advice is to buy a used piece for as close to spot (spot: $ value of the gold) as you can find, ebay is great for this, if you are patient you can even sometimes get it for below spot. Another option is to ask pawn shops of they have anything for spot price, for some things they buy they are just going to send it to the refinery so they will be ok with it since its faster for them.

If you buy brand new jewelry from a retailer there is usually a very hefty markup sometimes as high as 300%+ for the big retailers.

I would say anything higher then 20% over spot is a bad deal, yes there are costs to actually making the jewelry but its not that much, most jewelry is mass produced by casting which makes it into the ready shape, for stone setting it costs them 1-2$ per stone for labor.

Nothing wrong with buying used becayse theres no such thing as "used gold" if it has scuffs if can easily be polished to look brand new.

Silver usually has a much higher markup, I've sold stuff for 1000%+ over the melt value.

I once sold a 5 gram cocaine container pendant with snuff spoon for 400$.


in the future I plan on buying gold bullion and making it into Cuban link chains and bracelets and doubling my money
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>>16646690
>>16646782

Its actually fucked up and scratched because I'm not yet good at polishing between the links, the chains can get caught in the bummer and fling them across the room.

Pic related is the clasp I made
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is it a bad idea to get a 24k cuban link chain in 9mmx30"? Obviously 24k is a lot softer than an alloy but I can't see that mattering with a 9mm chain.

Secondly is 9mmx30" too much? I'm not trying to look like a rapper but I want some weight. Finally, is there anything else to know about chains, like a superior link style or something? I did some basic research and liked miami cuban links the most but if anyone knows of a based esoteric style of chain i'd love to hear about it
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>>16646789
Based ideas for sourcing spot gold and silver and for crafting new jewellery pieces.
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>>16646789
Any good resources to start learning about appraising jewelry respective values and distinguishing real from fakes
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>>16647450
>>16647179
bumper
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>>16646789
Oh cool, I'll ask you but any anons feel free to reply too;
I've decided on either box chain or rope chain for a crucifix I'm interested in getting here>>16641019
Out of these two chain types do you know which is the most durable? Particularly from random bumps to my chest (work in a parts store on a minesite) which is somewhat common when picking heavy stuff up.

Also how noticable is the colour difference with different gold purities? Like that is 18k, what might it look like on a 9/10/14k chain? I have complete 0% experience with this stuff
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>>16647648
Color difference between 9 - 10k gold chain and 18k gold crucifix would be very noticeable. Advice is go for 14k chain, in rope as far as visual appeal is concerned.

As for durability difference between box and rope chain, maybe another anon has jeweller knowledge.
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>>16642145
Kinda like it. I wear a cheap one with leather and some chrome plate center piece along with a black onyx Brad bracelet.
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>>16642145
Another pic for reference, and yes I know it's low quality I couldn't find a better version.
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>>16647573
thanks for the boompa fren
>>16647179
another question i have is do you guys prefer the newer style box latches or the old clasps for a cuban link?
Honestly i like the look of a box clasp better but the old clasp style seems more sturdy / timeless
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>>16647179
With 24k its not just about it being weak, it would end up with a shitload of big dents and scratches especially since its worn on the wrist.

You can take a 24k 1 oz bar and bend it with your hands that's how soft it is
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>>16647450


Real vs fake is quite obvious once you are familiar with how the metal looks.

Real gold will always be extremely heavy and dense for the size, non magnetic.
Real gold is usually hallmarks ei 14k or 585.
It would be best to get a piece of real gold and just look at it compared to somethig gold plated, gold plated stuff always looks off, real gold is extremely bright it has a glow or luster to it.
Another giveaway is just the build qualitu for example real gold jewelry will never have unsoldered links.
Only thing which can be tricky to tell by eye is gold filled stuff, because it actually has a layer of real gold pressed onto the outside so it looks the same as gold.
Gold filled usually has a hallmark something like 1/20 14K GF which means that 1/20 of the weight of the item is real 14k gold.

There are simple methods to tell mainly acid test kit, magnet test and there is also what's called specific gravity which is testing how much water is displaced and comparing it to a chart of metals, every metal and purity has a specific gravity which is impossible to fake.


Stones are a bit more tricky for noobs, real diamonds will have inclusions and flaws when looked at with a loupe, there are cheap diamond testers. Most jewslry now will use lab grown stones because they are much cheaper and are chemically identical
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>>16646686
Not my cup of tea, i prefer smaller pieces almost women jewellery, but doesn't look a shitty diy at all, you did a good job anon.
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>>16644806
That's true of literally any jewellery or clothing though
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>>16639134
sauce on this image?
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>>16648254
i would be getting it as a necklace where it wouldn't get as much wear as on my wrist. I don't think I'd mind scratches and dings as long as it retains good shine and doesn't get worn out. Im not experienced with jewelry tho
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>>16648607
Well it may lose the shiny mirror finish due to getting scuffed. Idk what your thing is with pure gold.
22k and 24k looks the same but 24k is way softer.

It may be hard to find 24k jewelry because the jewelry industry generally doesn't like to use it due to how bad it is for that purpose.

India does traditionally use pure gold tho so you may have luck from some Indian sources
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>>16648687
ok i'll look into 22k because I want to get a daily wear chain. I just prefer the color of purity gold, plus it's heavier and more expensive and I want to spend 10k or more without getting a gaudily thick chain
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Is a harness considered jewelry?


I wish it came in brown leather and bronze rings
but the black leather and silver hardware is trad
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>>16648795
Fuck you leather man
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>>16648784
Yeah 22k is more of an investment piece. Some people prefer to have gold in jewelry form rather then bullion. It has some benefits such as being able to go to countries without declaring it, immune to gov confiscation, can wear / store it on your body. Can sell for a higher premium.


You daid you want to spend 10k but you don't want it to be obnoxiously large? That might be hard depending on what you consider huge,
Because 10000$ worth of gold is over 5 oz

Pic related is an example of the size it would be, this chain is 5.8 oz of gold.
You can check on ebay most of the 2wk stuff will be coming from India custom made. Shouldn't be a problem if you find a legit seller and then have it checked out when you get it
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>>16648981
based infoposter. I think ive narrowed down the dimension i want to 9mm x 28" with a sleek lock, which I guess is pretty big but not huge.
Any tips for not getting scammed buying on ebay? So far I've been contacting some jewelers from Miami that I've seen on Youtube like Daniel Jewelry, CMG Links, Lirys etc. I assume their prices are higher but I'd feel confident I wasnt getting scammed although I'd be happy to buy somewhere else as long as I knew I had recourse if they ripped me off.
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My fiancee wants to buy me a ring for christmas and I really like this style. Im going to get our aniversary date engraved on the inside of the band.

Should I get it in sterling silver or white gold? (no rhodium). White gold is more than double but I want something that will hold up to everyday wear. Could I get away with sterling or is gold definitely the way to go?
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Hi guys I'm new to jewelry and I want to get a nice ring for myself.

Can you recommend rings similar to this one in style/look? The price can be around 400 dollars or lower than it.
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>>166490481

I would def recommend to make sure it has a box clasp with the locks on the side too rather then a lobster clasp. The lobster clasps usually are held on with a tiny ass loop. Would suck to lose a chain that big.


Id say on ebay just make sure to check out the feedback and find a business that has a lot of feedback. Its hsrd to get scammed on ebay as a buyer because ebay will always side with the buyer in disputes. Maybe film yourself opening the box when you get it, shouldn't be needed if dealing with a legit business
All you got to do is get it assayed by either your local jewelry district or a refinery to make sure its the right karat.
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>>16649395
White gold and sterling are both fine for every day wear. Just depends on your preference and budget.

Only thing you should be aware is that sterling jewelry gets a black patina over time from oxidation

Pic related is my ring, see the darker colors in the recesses. Its easy to clean I kind of like the look
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>>16649420
Is probably search ebay or etsy "solid gold thorn flower ring" or something maybe the name of the stone. I think that's a moonstone in the pic
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>>16649926
good point to remember
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>>16649926
for sure fuck a lobster clasp, i'll probably get a sleek lock instead of a box clasp though. Lobster clasp on a 9mm chain would be ridiculous
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>>16644597

.........l-london?
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>>16651072
unless all these stones are genuine beyond cringe
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if you don't get 24kt gold you are a faggot there is no way around it.
Unless you have it mixed with a metal that is worth MORE than gold its not worth dealing with.

This is the only(first) place i found while searching for 24kt gold jewelry but im going to make it myself because fuck paying over spot EVER
https://www.mene.com/rings/gold
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>>16651126
Considering he's on £100 grand a week they're probably real
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>>16651134
gold is haram
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>>16651134
You're going to use 24k gold as an alloying metal for use with Platinum or Palladium? Is it common to do that in jewellery? Wouldn't the colour make people search their head?
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>>16651174

scratch* their head
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>>16651174
I don't do that its hard to pull that off plus gold is more expensive so it doesn't apply.
I meant having anything less than a pure metal. Don't believe in the kike jewelry makers they don't like making pure jewelry because they have to charge more in total
Its better for them to charge $1000 on a ring that actually costs $500 in gold so they profit 100% the rings spot price.
It is way fucking harder than you'd think
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>>16649928
I think Ill be going with white gold then!
Thanks anon.
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>>16651134
Chill schizo. Its not some conspiracy 24k is genuinely shitty for jewelry.

If you have a thin (like dainty girl jewelry thin) 24k necklace it will get completely deformed after the slightest pressure.

For gold teeth no dentist would feel comfortable putting 24k gold because it would be full of problems it will get deformed from chewing.

Some people also want and have preferences for different color gold.
24k all looks exactly the same, some people want whiter or greener gold, or pure white and rose. I think rose gold looks nice.

24k is stupid for jewelry here's why: the main reason for golds popularity is the shinyness, that nice reflective mirror finish.
24k gold is so soft that that mirror finish is impossible to maintain, it will become very dull due to all the tiny scuffs and scratches
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>>16651397

Np you should also be aware that many times depending on the seller white gold is rhodium played to make it pure white like silver, this is common on wedding rings and the playing wears off over time. White gold is like a subtle tinge of yellow it looks different to silver and yellow gold
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>>16651210
Jewelers sell whatever karat people want they don't care they will always charge more for higher karat. You get what you pay for

They like this because you will get much more variety of customers with every price range. Usually its easier to sell 10 things for 100$ each then 1 thing for 1000$
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>>16652796
Way ahead of you anon, talked to the jeweler on etsy and he said the rings are made to order, and he can skip the plating for me
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Where does one buy vintage silver rings? Is there like a website specified for vintage jewellery other than ebay?
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>>16653836
Etsy and eBay

There's also rubylane but that's more aimed towards expensive wedding rings and stuff.
Ebay is the best place imo





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