Nowadays fake jewellery is being sold all over the world. False hallmarks can be engraved into various pieces of jewellery, counterfeit gems can be used instead of real ones, and sometimes silver products can be sold as white gold. So, it’s important to be alert of these things when you’re shopping for rings, chains, bracelets, earrings, or any other jewellery items. You must make the smart choice of buying genuine jewellery from a trusted jeweller and Aurex Jewellery is here to serve you.
What is considered fake jewellery?
Jewellery pieces made from metals that may look like gold and silver but are really just plain gold or silver-plated metal are considered fake. Plating is used to form a thin layer of one metal over the surface of another. This may result in the items having the look and feel of precious metals. More often, plated jewellery items are cheaper than genuine ones. If thinly plated, over time they can leave green marks on people’s hands, necks, and wrists. Our jewellery at Aurex Jewellery is genuine and not plated.
Is it a good idea to settle for less?
Fake jewellery is on the rise, and it’s not a good idea to buy mystery metals that may react badly to your body or trigger allergies. For that matter, some of the things they mix with gold and silver can cause a bad reaction. Sensitive skin can often suffer from itchiness, rashes, and irritated skin when you wear fake jewellery – and no one wants that. Also, fake pieces may look great to begin with but after a while, stains or even rust may begin to show and hence not a good idea to settle for less.
Tips to identify genuine jewellery
- Hallmark – Real jewellery will usually have a hallmark stamp that includes its Karat value, for example 9K for 9 carat gold or 925 for silver. These hallmarks are typically found at the clasp of a necklace, or inner band of a ring. However, don’t discount your jewellery entirely if it does not have a hallmark. Older forms of jewellery, for example, may not bear these markings and in this case, try the other methods below.
- Check for signs of discolouration – Genuine jewellery does not easily react to other substances and will withstand time, heat and will not rust. For gold items, the higher the purity of gold, the less likely it is to tarnish.
- Test your pieces with magnet – Materials such as gold in not magnetic. Find a strong magnet and place it next to your piece and there should be no reaction. If your gold is attracted to the magnet, it is likely to be gold-plated or fake. This could simply indicate larger amounts of other metals such as iron or nickel, compared to gold.
- Workmanship – When shopping for jewellery, look carefully at the quality of the workmanship in items that spark your interest. Check whether the piece is strong enough to be able to bear normal wear and tear. More so, pay attention to weight – is the metal heavy or light. For chains, test the clasps if the open and close easily.
Why Genuine jewellery?
Genuine and timeless jewellery is a great choice if you’re looking for a lifetime piece you can wear every day and everywhere – yes, even in the shower! It makes you feel good and confident. Aurex manufactures a wide variety of hand made and machine-made jewellery, so it is good investment and have sentimental value. Additionally, quality affordable genuine jewellery is an essential accessory for special occasions.
They say, if you buy cheap, you buy twice! Make the smart choice today. Choose genuine Aurex jewellery. Visit any one of our shops for genuine and affordable jewellery.
Peterson Mandebvu and Juliet Paganga