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How stupid does the Q think we really are???

Started 1345304572.947 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1345486034.497 by Moonlady

J271017 -- a SILICONE filled ring and they're charging @ $450 for it! Do they actually think there are people who will fall for this? I certainly didn't.

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croemer1345304702.66775810 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

Apparently because they seem to have the buyers, I am sure it is sturdy but how thick could the gold be...I agree too much money.

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qvcaddition1345307038.455638 PostsRegistered 6/30/2007

Tlhey were selling the resin overlay gold bangle yesterday for 136 and change as Lisa says or under 140 dollars when something is 139.99 without tax and S&H. The bangle was the 8", the average was 129.00 and change without S&H and tx. I laugh at the sales pitch and done in a low whisper whenever she is selling.

Brinklii1345309763.8710278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Well, it's better than one of those hollow electroform-type pieces of jewelry. Gold has just become so expensive that this is what jewelry has evolved into.

Never thought I would see the day when Michael Anthony is selling stainless steel jewelry!

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GrannySher­ry1345322091.4736720 PostsRegistered 1/26/2010Proud So. Cal. South Bay native now in WA state

Yes they think there are a lot of su c k e r s out there!

MilkNHoney1345322237.90337 PostsRegistered 8/18/2012

Not my style. I prefer solid precious metals.

LucyGoose1345322657.5933290 PostsRegistered 4/19/2012USA

I wish I could have bought something from this last gold rush show. I am going to pay off my Qcard and start saving up now so that I can buy something really nice from next year's gold rush event. (hopefully)

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millieshops1345323487.16315091 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 8/18/2012 MilkNHoney said:

Not my style. I prefer solid precious metals.


We all do, but if you're buying solid gold for $450, I'd like to know where.

No silver please. I want yellow or rose gold. Big and solid. Not used.

sunala1345350764.41719503 PostsRegistered 11/13/2004

Wouldn't silicone raise the gram weight of the jewelry? Are they marked so that a jeweler would know it's silicone filled before appraising it?

I'm so glad I own my old jewelry. It's heavy and beautiful. I don't see myself buying any new gold jewelry in the near future.

Sunny

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hennypenny1345351555.9776105 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I cannot imagine buying gold in this economy. The prices have to come wayyyy down before I would consider purchasing it again.

Do you remember when the Q used to sell huge chunky nuggety jewelry? It wasn't my style, but you could get gold for next to nothing.

I have some nice sized pieces. I am wearing a 24k necklace today from about 20 years ago on the Q.

mistriTsqu­irrel1345354153.52710647 PostsRegistered 7/17/2010Purgatory, USA

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Marlea Lee1345357802.8471023 PostsRegistered 3/10/2010

My Mum bought me a thin little gold chain necklace in the 1970's, when gold was almost as crazy-priced as it is now.

I wear this crazy priced "very thin" (aka,not much gram weight), every single day. It makes me happy!

Brinklii1345389039.16710278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 8/18/2012 sunala said:

Wouldn't silicone raise the gram weight of the jewelry? Are they marked so that a jeweler would know it's silicone filled before appraising it?

I'm so glad I own my old jewelry. It's heavy and beautiful. I don't see myself buying any new gold jewelry in the near future.

Sunny

It would be the same as gold clad bronze or steel. They have ways of knowing.

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hyacinth0031345398946.416646 PostsRegistered 11/8/2005
On 8/18/2012 qvcaddition said:

Tlhey were selling the resin overlay gold bangle yesterday for 136 and change as Lisa says or under 140 dollars when something is 139.99 without tax and S&H. The bangle was the 8", the average was 129.00 and change without S&H and tx. I laugh at the sales pitch and done in a low whisper whenever she is selling.

I HAVE two of those type bangles. The original version of a few months ago. I LIKE them. I think I paid $110 each for them. NO ONE would know looking at them they had silcone inside. I don't care about resale, and I knew what they were before buying. I wish I had bought bangles years ago, but don't want to spend the money now. I think they are a good value.

I did a little experiment last year. I wore a 14K gold bracelet next to my watch that is just gold tone. I was shocked to see they didn't look different!

Would I rather have the 100% "real" thing - sure. And I have a lot of real. But I think they are trying to have something the majority of consumers are ABLE to buy. As long as it is disclosed, I have no problem with it.

You could not get a bangle of the size they just offered with the resin for less than $300-400. It's the same as the influx of bronze, silver, and copper.

Hyacinth

qvcaddition1345418035.5135638 PostsRegistered 6/30/2007

I made some good money on selling my two Omega's from EG, a 16" and a 18". Got triple what I paid for each on the Q. I sold most of my gold to a dealer I know that doesn't have a jewerly store. Compared the prices they would give and what he gave, much higher. I kept a few special pieces from years ago that were in the family. I really don't wear much gold, so have enough to cover when I am out on the town to a special function.

I ordered a lot of Bronze D Italia, but ended up cancelling all the advance orders. I am loaded with jewelry, don't need anymore. I found myself ordering the same item, I already had and forgot about. I have LG 300 piece jewelry case the stand up one, and another swivel one and thought this is ridiculous. I don't condemn anyone else for buying, but for me enough is enough., especially with the Q's prices and S&H. Also my guy doesn't not like EG.

sometimesQ­VCjunkie1345421304.432740 PostsRegistered 5/12/2008

Well people can (and do) spend money they earn on anything they feel is 'valuable' to them. I personally wouldn't buy 'fake' gems, diamonique, anything 'clad' or filled w/resin/silicone/etc. But millions of people buy these things and seem happy. So...good for them I guess? I'll stick to REAL stones and REAL SOLID metals.

IF I buy ANY jewelry that has ANY 'fake' aspects to it, I'm not spending more than $10!! Seriously!

MrsSweetie­Bear1345423432.2136397 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Somewhere UNDER the rainbow
On 8/19/2012 Marlea Lee said:

My Mum bought me a thin little gold chain necklace in the 1970's, when gold was almost as crazy-priced as it is now.

I wear this crazy priced "very thin" (aka,not much gram weight), every single day. It makes me happy!

In 1970 gold was about $35 an ounce. By the end of 1973, it was up to $112. 1976 about $130. By the end of 1979 it had jumped to about $500 and 1980 saw $850. By the end of 1981, it was back under $400 and held around there through 1989 and on to about 1996. It was in the $200s for most of 2000, 2001 and 2002. Back up to the $400s again in 2003. And we saw $800s once more in 2007 and has not been under $800 again since. I think we hit the highest, $1895, sometime in 2011.

We seem to have leveled off to $1500 or $1600 something for most of this year. It's crazy, but in no way would I say that gold was almost as crazy priced anytime in the 1970s as it is now.

edited to add: I'm happy that I bought a few nice pieces of gold jewelry in 2000, 2001, and 2002!

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cindychats1345424520.21317559 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

It is the same as electroform but with silicone inside. Gold is really high right now so I guess this to keep prices somewhat in a range some people can afford right now. It is a pretty ring. I love blue swiss topaz. Does the silicone make it more durable than if it was hollow elctroform?

Moonlady1345485557.64314533 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Upstate NY

The worst part is that, unless you're glued to the presentation, you might miss when they tell you it's not solid. And you can't always tell by the price.

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chrystaltr­ee1345485906.85312636 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

Personally, I would rather go with the gold over silver product than hollow gold filled with silicone. At least silver is a precious metal. Silicone....not so much.

Moonlady1345486034.49714533 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Upstate NY

And they should be honest about what they're presenting!

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