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Warning about "Gold Over Resin" Earrings....

Started 1356502208.143 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1356731977.44 by CalmInTheHeart
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I wrote a review about item J270435 that got turned down (I guess they cherry pick their reviews, after all). I ordered both the white and the rose. One earring from <em>each</em> pair was defective; a large portion of resin was showing through on the inner portion of the hoop, as though it had been sprayed on/plated. This leaves me begging to know: why is this advertised as gold wrapped around resin when it is clearly (at least in both of my cases) plated? I alerted customer service to this, as well, when I returned these.

At any rate, I thought I would share my experience with this new Q "technology", since I was unable to review it.

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ennui1356503329.419957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 12/26/2012 AngelesGirl said:

This leaves me begging to know: why is this advertised as gold wrapped around resin when it is clearly (at least in both of my cases) plated?

Isn't that kind of the same thing?

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

Desertdi1356504355.07315537 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun
On 12/26/2012 ennui said:
On 12/26/2012 AngelesGirl said:

This leaves me begging to know: why is this advertised as gold wrapped around resin when it is clearly (at least in both of my cases) plated?

Isn't that kind of the same thing?

Who knows "what's what" any more...........bronze is 2 bucks a pound, and they are selling it at $$ prices.............

AngelesGirl1356507568.65416 PostsRegistered 3/7/2012Los Angeles
On 12/26/2012 ennui said:
On 12/26/2012 AngelesGirl said:

This leaves me begging to know: why is this advertised as gold wrapped around resin when it is clearly (at least in both of my cases) plated?

Isn't that kind of the same thing?

Not at all, according to Markstein's explanation.

ThinkOutsi­deTheBox1356512917.181603 PostsRegistered 1/23/2011
So when they say wrapped around...do they mean they bent a thin sheet of gold around a resin core of some kind?

ennui1356562334.53719957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 12/26/2012 AllAboutTech said: So when they say wrapped around...do they mean they bent a thin sheet of gold around a resin core of some kind?

I'd guess "dipped."

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

Sakuya1356719732.581857 PostsRegistered 2/15/2011

To me plated is dipped or sprayed on and wrapped would be a thicker coating of gold. In my mind I would consider wrapped to be more substantial than plated so if the gold over resin is simply a barely there coating, then I would not consider that "wrapped in gold."

Debbie14261356724009.2975282 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012
On 12/28/2012 Sakuya said:

To me plated is dipped or sprayed on and wrapped would be a thicker coating of gold. In my mind I would consider wrapped to be more substantial than plated so if the gold over resin is simply a barely there coating, then I would not consider that "wrapped in gold."

<br /> This is what I was thinking, but who knows. Remember the Savored line? That was suppossedly "wrapped" too but got terrible reviews and appears to be on the way out.

CalmInTheH­eart1356731977.4376992 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007

wrapped = sales term ploy. It's no different from plated or anything else. It's mostly resin with some gold on the outside. I won't buy it.

Peace

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