To answer this question, we will start by saying where you should not buy your jewelry.
As you would expect, “made in Asia” jewelry should be avoided. Indeed, jewelry made in Asian countries is not subject to European standards, which aim to protect the health of consumers.
And although some manufacturers provide a certificate of conformity, many times these are false.
The danger attributed to buying jewelry from Asia is having nickel, lead and cadmium levels higher than recommended. Knowing that a large part of the population is reactive or even allergic to one of these substances, it is preferable to avoid wearing jewelry that may contain a large quantity. Otherwise, you expose yourself to skin reactions such as redness, patches or eczema.
The fifth part of this theme devoted to jewelry will address this subject.
It is also noted that on Asian sites, the materials indicated do not always correspond to reality. Instead of having a gold plated piece of jewelry, you risk getting a brass piece of jewelry. It’s not really the same, is it?
In view of the reasons that we have given, it seems preferable to buy these jewels on European territory. Indeed, to be sold, they must undergo a whole lot of laboratory tests to prove their safety for the health of consumers. The doses of certain metals that can cause skin discomfort are regulated and must be scrupulously respected in order to obtain approval for their placing on the market.
In Europe, quality jewelry, that is to say jewelry in gold, silver, gold plated and silver plated must be punched in order to guarantee the quality thereof.
For each category, there are regulatory doses to be observed. For example, for 18 kt. gold-plated jewelry, the manufacturer must ensure a minimum thickness of 3 microns.
There is no European consensus on the forms that the punch should take, they are different depending on the country, but they are nevertheless a guarantee of quality.
If you want to know more about this topic, you can go to the first article in this series.
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For gold-plated or silver-plated jewelry, it takes between 10 and 70 euros depending on the model, the size and the association of the precious metal with stones.
For gold or solid silver jewelry, it depends on the amount of gold or silver present in the jewelry. Indeed, the gold or silver content can vary from one piece of jewelry to another.
For silver, the most common alloy is 925, also called sterling silver. Count between 20 and 250 euros depending on the size and thickness of the jewel.
For gold, the most common alloys are 18 karat (75% gold), 14 karat (58.5% gold) and 9 karat (37.5% gold).
The price of gold varies from day to day depending on the price of gold. It is for this reason that the price of gold jewelry can change over time.
18 carats gold jewelry costs between 200 and 1000 euros. For 14 carats, count between 50 and 500 euros and for 9 carats between 30 and 350 euros.
To do this, you must take one of your rings and measure its inside diameter. Once that’s done, look below for the size that matches the inside diameter of your ring.
Size 50 : 15,2 mm (USA size 5,5)
Size 52 : 16,5 mm (USA size 6)
Size 54 : 17,2 mm (USA size 7)
Size 56 : 17,8 mm (USA size7,75)
Size 58 : 18,4 mm (USA size8,5)
If you have a diameter that is between two sizes, it is best to take the larger size.
If you don’t have a ring, ask those around you if you can borrow one to measure the inside diameter, or go to a jewelry store to try on different ring sizes.