I'm interested in finding online sources of precious-metal jewelry at a low cost. For example, a site that had solid gold/gold plated/solid silver chains to put other jewelry on. I know ebay has a good selection, but I have found that things have been mislabeled (ie something marked solid gold that is obviously not). I also know there are some things like that on Etsy, but there has to be a source of their supplies. I'm more interested in the low cost side than the artful jewelry side (I already have lots of sites like that to drool at!).
posted by fermezporte
on Sep 30, 2013 -
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
posted by EmGeeJay
on Dec 22, 2012 -
How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
posted by juliewhite
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Need guidance for a friend in Brooklyn who wants to sell some old (personal and family) gold and jewelry. [more inside]
posted by cgk
on Sep 4, 2011 -
I have gold jewelry I never, ever wear. I live in Philadelphia. I want to sell it. Where do I do it and how does it work? [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Jan 30, 2011 -
Do you know of any other firms that will recycle your gold and make jewelry for you? I know of EcoKarat
, but they don't offer the stones I want for my custom jewelry.
Barring that, what's the best way to sell the unwanted gold jewelry I have? All of those cash4gold websites look unsavory.
posted by emkelley
on Apr 30, 2010 -
Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second
on Apr 17, 2010 -
My mother has recently come across a 14kt gold bracelet with "687 V" inscribed on it. Anyone have any ideas what that means?
posted by AdamOddo
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Jewelry filter: Looking to buy a replica of the ancient Minoan bee pendant found near Knossos, Crete. Preferably gold, preferably under $200. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin
on May 5, 2009 -
Why do jewelers always insist of giving prices read from a calculator screen and not from the price tag of the piece I'm looking at?
Do they give different people different prices? Or is it a way of accounting for fluctuating prices of gold or gems from week to week?
posted by ab5000
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Where should I study jewelry-making in New York? (Looking for a full bench certificate program, not at a college and not an individual class, but flexible if it is an excellent class) [more inside]
posted by rmless
on Apr 13, 2007 -
Just gave the fiancee her engagement ring. Problem is she has strange reaction. She gets a weird rash/chemical burn looking ring where the ring sits.
The ring is 18karat white gold. Could it be an allergy to the gold? Could it be jewelry polish? What is a new (ignorant) fiancee to do to show her I can solve any problem?
posted by donmayo
on Apr 6, 2007 -
Please help my sister and me liberate ourselves (in a wise way) from a bitter, albeit shiny, inheritance [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme
on Aug 16, 2006 -
I want to make jewelry! Like, real jewelry. Read: metalsmithing, not putting manufactured beads on wires. What tools should I buy? What books would you recommend? Do I need to take a class or not? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Dec 16, 2005 -
ok, so I while back you guys advice and buying a wedding ring. So I got this awesome cool handcarved wedding ring from an antique store. It is 18K gold band with a handcarved design of laurel and berries....but I only got one. So how do I go about getting a duplicate made (larger) that would fit me? I have talked to jewelers and the are very vague. I live in SE MI area.
posted by cdcello
on Jul 11, 2005 -