Jewelry shopping guide
Know what you’re looking for
There are different types jewelry fo different personalities. Some masculine, some feminine; Some jewelry holds pendants better than others and some are great for everyday wear.
Bead/ Ball chain- very popular with dog tags for men
Box chain- Popular amongst women, usually 0.5 mm- 1.5 mm in width
Cable chain- Simple but elegant, Popular unisex design
Figaro chain- Unisex, good as a bracelet or anklet as well: Not good for pendants.
Mariner Chain- Popular for men
Ropes- Unisex, made to wear with pendants or charms
Snake Chain- Very delicate, flexible and good with pendants
Spiga or Wheat Chain- Intricate pattern for women, delicate and good with pendants
Know the material Carat
Color Options White, Rose, Yellow
Purity % - 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k
10k 41.7% pure gold
14k 58.3% pure gold
18k 75% pure gold
22k 91.7% pure gold
24k 99.9% pure gold
Example: Solidity- Solid, Semi-Solid, Hollow
Solid gold jewelry is exactly how it sounds solid gold, hands down solid jewelry is the best type of jewelry.
Hollow gold jewelry has a empty space inside
Semi solid gold jewelry like hollow has a empty space inside but is denser than hollow its in between hollow and solid
5% minimum of gold by weight is required for it to be considered gold-filled jewelry because of this gold filled jewelry last longer and stands up to wear and tear better than gold plated.
Normally made up of copper, nickel, silver or brass for a base. A Thin layer of either 14K, 18K or 24K gold is applied with electrolytes on that base
Evaluate the Quality of your gold
Hallmark- Description, porcelain test, Magnet, appraisal, Gold test machine
There are so many different types of gold jewelry
Kids or Adult
know YOUR style
For a classy look, go with an elegant design; something thin and delicate. Choose a simple pendant to go with a casual minimalistic look. Outgoing people should go with bigger to no limit on the design because there jewelry is a statement piece much like their personality.
*See baby, kid sizing chart when purchasing jewelry for children
Cut: See Chart- Si, VS1, VVS.
Theres over 200 shades of diamonds and these include yellow, red, orange, green, blue, pink, purple, brown, violet and gray. In addition, black and white diamonds Cut, Color,
I clarify diamonds have inclusions that are likely visible
Si clarity diamonds have inclusions are noticeable at 10x magnification and often eye clean
Vs clarity diamonds have minor inclusions sorta visible at 10x magnification
VVS clarity diamonds have such small inclusions its usually hard to spot even by trained professionals
Internally flawless clarity diamonds may have some small surface blemishes visible under a microscope
Flawless clarity diamonds are extremely rare, has no flaws inside or out
Carat is the unit of measurement used for the diamond(s) weight
Round Cushion Marquise Oval Heart
Princess Emerald Asscher Radiant