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Resin filled 14k gold jewelry

Started 1350968406.65 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1352514799.967 by MarieIG

I heard it is supposed to be very strong and does not dent or scratch. What are your experiences?

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D Oro1350970233.7674072 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA

I've never tried it. It is pretty, but I don't like the premise. For me the addition of either silicone or resin taints the piece. I would never completely enjoy the altered piece of jewelry. Each person has the make the decision for themselves. I am concerned about the aesthetics and the ethics of the resale or gifting of such a piece.

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silverdrake1350981788.06223 PostsRegistered 7/23/2012

It WILL dent. It is a very thin layer of gold over the silicone. Silicone is basically 'rubber', and rubber will flex and give. And it will dent. Eventually...

And it will scratch, just like any other gold jewelry. Having silicone IN it doesn't make it any less prone to scratching on the OUTSIDE.{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

Fortune1350982204.292415 PostsRegistered 8/5/2009

I agree with D oro. I would never buy resin- or silicone-filled gold. Even if nobody could tell, I would know. I can't understand how they can get away with stamping it 14K! Also, you can't size rings. Noone tells you that, though.

Clover291351038730.05710655 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

If it stops the tinny sound of very thin, hollow jewelry then I should think some women would like it. I hate anything that rattles, so I've glued shut a couple of lockets that made that tinny sound as they move around on the chain.

AngelesGirl1351191200.52416 PostsRegistered 3/7/2012Los Angeles
On 10/23/2012 Fortune said:

I agree with D oro. I would never buy resin- or silicone-filled gold. Even if nobody could tell, I would know. I can't understand how they can get away with stamping it 14K! Also, you can't size rings. Noone tells you that, though.

David Markstein explained on a show that in order to be stamped, you have to literally hold the gold in your hand; there's a minimum gold weight that is needed to have that stamp, also.

I understand not wanting these pieces because it's not gold through and through, but I advanced ordered a pair of bold, graduated hoops. For $89, all I'm feeling and seeing is gold and it's a very bold look for what would otherwise be a rather pricey piece. Doesn't bother me.

Fluffy_21351191505.7772704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009

The gold is thin and fragile . It's probably light as a foil (literally) .

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jeweliciou­s11351212791.027593 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012

They should pass a law that resin and silicone be stamped differently than pure 100% gold, something like 18kt R for resin and 18kt S for silicone.

I'm sure people would like to know when they are buying something what they're buying. I'm thinking that if you were to purchase gold in a pawn shop or some other kind of venue such as that, you could inadvertently buy resin filled gold and not know it.

MarieIG1351215500.413522 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007
On 10/25/2012 jewelicious1 said:

They should pass a law that resin and silicone be stamped differently than pure 100% gold, something like 18kt R for resin and 18kt S for silicone.

I'm sure people would like to know when they are buying something what they're buying. I'm thinking that if you were to purchase gold in a pawn shop or some other kind of venue such as that, you could inadvertently buy resin filled gold and not know it.

It should be stamped to indicate that is resine or silicone filled. I don't even get why they get to call it gold at all. To me, it's a thick plating. I did see one of Stephano's filled bracelet did list the gold weight. It was about 2 grams. That would be flimsy for a ring, so I think Fluffy must be right on the mark comparing it to foil.

MarieIG

Wife; mother of six (one military/ one law enforcement); three cats, and one dog. I enjoy reading about beauty, jewelry, fashion, and wellness.

esmeraldag­ooch1351233855.5212180 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

I was on vacation and my SIL brought out this to show me.

http://www.qvc.com/VicenzaGold-18-Polished-Graduated-Bead-Necklace-14K.product.J270747.html?sc=J270747-Zone&cm_scid=zone&cm_sp=MERCHZONE-_-Best+Sellers-_-2

She had gotten it for her birthday gift. She said I hope it's not one of those pieces filled with resin. I am not telling her. {#emotions_dlg.confused1}

VicenzaGold 18 Polished Graduated Bead Necklace 14K

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silverdrake1351236122.26223 PostsRegistered 7/23/2012
On 10/26/2012 esmeraldagooch said:

I was on vacation and my SIL brought out this to show me.

http://www.qvc.com/VicenzaGold-18-Polished-Graduated-Bead-Necklace-14K.product.J270747.html?sc=J270747-Zone&cm_scid=zone&cm_sp=MERCHZONE-_-Best+Sellers-_-2

She had gotten it for her birthday gift. She said I hope it's not one of those pieces filled with resin. I am not telling her. {#emotions_dlg.confused1}

VicenzaGold 18 Polished Graduated Bead Necklace 14K

I understand why you wouldn't want to tell her about the resin.

If possible, try to make sure that she doesn't spend her money on more resin-filled krap.

stevieb1351245579.78329890 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

Not every piece of jewelry I buy needs to be an investment piece, so it's all right with me as the occasional purchase for day to day wear. I own several rings and it seems to wear like other gold jewelry, which isn't immune to denting or scratching. I'd prefer solid gold, but at todays prices purchase of solid gold pieces is a very rare event for me.

jewelista1­221352266624.2211 PostsRegistered 10/31/2012
Gorgeous Unique cult piece! Every By Boe Piece is handmade in NYC using vintage and new materials mixed with 14k Gold Filled and Sterling Silver. The quality and detail is unmatched! By Boe has graced the bodies of fabulous celebrities and has been featured in fashion magazines around the world. More By Boe matching jewelry available at Ks Charming Designs!

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Fortune1352276566.8132415 PostsRegistered 8/5/2009
On 11/6/2012 jewelista122 said: Gorgeous Unique cult piece! Every By Boe Piece is handmade in NYC using vintage and new materials mixed with 14k Gold Filled and Sterling Silver. The quality and detail is unmatched! By Boe has graced the bodies of fabulous celebrities and has been featured in fashion magazines around the world. More By Boe matching jewelry available at Ks Charming Designs!


Huh?

silverdrake1352276637.503223 PostsRegistered 7/23/2012

Obviously a spammer.

violann1352293846.73312723 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
Maybe the statement was advertising that should be in quotes, with a source credited? Otherwise, zero credibility.




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CalmInTheH­eart1352328733.3477290 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007

I don't buy resin filled jewelry anymore. I tried one piece from Q and it was worthless after a few wearings...and the gold plating was wearing off.

Peace

Fluffy_21352412143.5532704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009
On 10/23/2012 Fortune said:

I agree with D oro. I would never buy resin- or silicone-filled gold. Even if nobody could tell, I would know. I can't understand how they can get away with stamping it 14K! Also, you can't size rings. Noone tells you that, though.

ITA!

"Don't be afraid of perfection. You will never attain it!" Salvador Dalí.

Daysdee1352429871.75319027 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

Guess you couldn't sell that amount of gold if you wanted to in the future.

MarieIG1352514799.9673522 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007
On 10/22/2012 D Oro said:

I've never tried it. It is pretty, but I don't like the premise. For me the addition of either silicone or resin taints the piece. I would never completely enjoy the altered piece of jewelry. Each person has the make the decision for themselves. I am concerned about the aesthetics and the ethics of the resale or gifting of such a piece.

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These are my sentiments also: I just can't help feeling that way.

MarieIG

Wife; mother of six (one military/ one law enforcement); three cats, and one dog. I enjoy reading about beauty, jewelry, fashion, and wellness.

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