Why does my skin turn green from jewelry? Gold shouldn’t stain skin, should it? In this post, I will explain why some people see their skin turning green from jewelry and what to do to keep jewelry from staining your skin.
Not all gold items are made equal, and so are their prices. It is therefore important to understand the terms used to describe gold to avoid paying more for an item that is worth much less. The most common and important forms of gold are solid gold, gold filled, gold plated and gold vermeil, and in this post, I will explain what they are and their differences.
Why do gold have different colors? Is one more precious than the other?
HOW ARE DIFFERENT COLORS OF GOLD CREATED?
Pure gold is just “gold” or yellow in color. The color of gold is determined by the type of metal added to the initial pure gold to create the desired shade and materials. That’s why you can have three pieces of gold jewelry, each with a 18k gold stamp, but are of three entirely different shades of gold.
This post is the first in my in-depth 5-part series on gold, which will teach you vital information to never be cheated by unscrupulous gold sellers and get the exact piece you want at a fair price. In this guide, you will learn what is pure gold and solid gold, the different gold grades, and how to tell if something is real gold.
In this post, I will explain how to tell if something is real silver, and the different silver tests you can use, from simple tests on the spot, to technical ones.