Trending Two Tone Jewelry

Trends come and go...and come and go again.  Two and three tone jewelry was all the rage during the 80's.  The or now, you might wonder "How do they do that?"

There's a couple of options.  One, the jewelry can be made in one metal and then plated.  An example would be a sterling silver bracelet and the it is yellow gold and rose gold plated.  

The other option is that the piece of jewelry is actually made in pieces, each piece being a different color. An example of this is the once very popular Black Hills Gold.  They have two lines which directly correspond to price: less expensive and more expensive.  The less expensive line is created in different colors of 10 karat gold; the more expensive line is created in 14 karat.

In today's market, you can't comparison shop for quality or price if you don't know what to ask for.  In this case ask: Is the two tone jewelry plated?  If it is, what's the base metal?  If it isn't plated, then what metal is it, all of it?

February 18, 2017 29 tags (show)