Once in Jamaica, I bought Sherry a birthstone ring set in 18 carat gold. I was told by the jeweler it was a ‘super buy’ as compared to the states. So I bought it. I still have no idea if it was real or not. It doesn’t make much difference now, anyway because we have packed it up somewhere and do not know where it is.
Gold, fast lesson:
24 carat is the most valuable it is 99% pure gold.
20 carat is 20% gold and 4% something else.
18 carat is considered better than 24 carat for jewelry because pure gold is too soft to be durable.
Okay what is the other stuff or something else, it is usually silver, copper, zinc or nickel, this alloy gives the gold strength.
All that said I couldn’t tell 24 carat gold from a pretty flea market production. So why the big deal to want real gold? Got me? I did buy my Sherry a Gold watch and an engagement ring near our 50th anniversary. No, I did not give her an engagement ring and we did not have a wedding ring for many years after our marriage. WE have not been much into jewelry. I think she is getting used to the diamond. It bothered her for awhile because it turned to the side easily and sometime hurt her other finger. I enjoyed giving those things to her. I buy her a gold chain every once in awhile now. I have found that the 10 carat gold chains break easily.
Big question though, If I was a thief, I would be stealing junk, cause I don’t know the difference. Costume jewelry is good. The zirconium I hear is about as hard as a diamond. The idea should be appearances rather than value, because I don’t think most of us can tell the difference. I would also hate to lose a $25,000 ring. I would cry about that.
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