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Resin filled gold

Started 1361052843.38 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1364585072.697 by Dee in OK

Am I the only one who objects to buying gold with resin inside?

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Fluffy_21361053748.32704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009

You are not the one, viwanton. If you read these boards - you will see that majority of people don't care and don't buy this junk.

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abbeythe8th1361053833.4174247 PostsRegistered 9/2/2007

I would not want it. Then again I do not want gold clad either.

Pepper221361056031.311994 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007small town, Ohio

If its something reaosnable & fun, then no I wouldn't mind.

MarieIG1361057645.5473530 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

It's not for me. It also bothers me that it is not marked as resin filled.

MarieIG

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kcubed1361058227.411439 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I don't like clad because the color is often off and I also worry about the color of gold "turning." The resin items do not worry me at all. In fact, the hard core helps the piece not to dent. I have a bracelet with resin and I love it.

Angelfire1361060219.863549 PostsRegistered 2/6/2009Sunny Southwest
I have some gold clad Christian Dior from the 80's that looks like new. Joan's original gold clad was excellent quality and so is KJL. Depends on the maker. A huge portion of Jackie Kennedy's jewelry collection was costume. Think Chanel.

stevieb1361060368.45730870 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

If I were being asked to pay solid gold prices for resin filled jewelry, I'd object. But as long as I know what I'm buying and am not looking for 'investment' quality jewelry, it's not a problem. There's still solid gold out there for those able and willing to pay the price.

I have several resin filled rings. I like them and wear them all the time without problems. I also have solid older pieces bought when gold was affordable and every once in a while I add a solid gold piece, but let's face it, the cost is prohibitive for most of us to acquire most of the pieces we'd like. The resin option is just that, another option. Personally it's an option I don't mind on occasion and certainly prefer having another alternative to a steady diet of silver, steel and bronze.

esmeraldag­ooch1361104470.93712302 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

No Viwanton, you're not the only one.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

LitGeek1361114378.053865 PostsRegistered 10/3/2012

Definitely not interested either {#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

Firefly9011361199581.803117 PostsRegistered 8/17/2011
There is a continuum of thought among gold-lovers on this new technology. On one end you have people who are against it, will not buy the product, and some for some reason, find it necessary to continue to express their anti feelings about it on this board. On the other end of the continuum are gold lovers who love the new technology and are purchasing these products with great enthusiasm. In fact when new resin gold products are introduced, they sell out on airing, even for advance shipments. The few resin gold products that are available have great reviews and all of them are Best Sellers! There were lots of people who were against electricity, the automobile, TV, and computers when they first came on the market too. So why should it be different when technology meets gold jewelry-making? I have a resin gold bracelet and I am beginning to think of it as "guerilla-gold" to characterize its toughness for everyday wear. So get ready, I think I hear a stampede in the background. . .

esmeraldag­ooch1361200399.08712302 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Many things sell out here. Color plated gold for instance. Don't see the purple, brown and green gold sold here or anywhere else.

I buy electoform, just not filled with silicone or resin. I think it is terrible these items are not marked so the owner or future owners know what the item is really filled with. These items can't be repaired or sized if you need repairs or modification. A few weeks ago a member here sold her items to a gold buyer. Too bad, it's easy to fool them. They are out $$$$$$$$$ and so will anyone who is unlucky enough to buy this on the secondary market.

If you choose to buy it , be sure to buy my share too. I'm not interested.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

MrsLorraine1361200881.5573995 PostsRegistered 7/5/2012

"goo" filled jewelry is not for me

Firefly9011361201328.963117 PostsRegistered 8/17/2011
I think the colors went away because demand went away. Likewise, demand will determine the fate of resin gold or any other technological innovations. It is always interesting to watch the emergence of new technological products within an industry. Particularly if it can be a game-changer.

esmeraldag­ooch1361202614.95712302 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Or, Perhaps the plated colors of gold was not popular because the public found out what happens when you actually wear the gold. Once the plating wears off you can't find anyone to replate them with those colors to make them look good again. If this was just mystery metal or silver you could throw it away once it looked shabby. But 14K gold? A waste of hard earned money.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Firefly9011361204623.71117 PostsRegistered 8/17/2011
It is a new product so it is unknown whether the shine or the gold will "wear off". But there are always experimenters, risk-takers who will take advance lead into a new product. I have a resin gold bracelet that I have worn 24/7 for almost four months and it is the same as the day it arrived. In terms of total time worn, it has more mileage on it, than any other piece of gold jewelry I own and, it is the least expensive bracelet in the lot. I will continue to wear it for a while to see if there is any change. Last edited on 2/18/2013

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MarieIG1361204811.653530 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007
On 2/18/2013 esmeraldagooch said:

Many things sell out here. Color plated gold for instance. Don't see the purple, brown and green gold sold here or anywhere else.

I buy electoform, just not filled with silicone or resin. I think it is terrible these items are not marked so the owner or future owners know what the item is really filled with. These items can't be repaired or sized if you need repairs or modification. A few weeks ago a member here sold her items to a gold buyer. Too bad, it's easy to fool them. They are out $$$$$$$$$ and so will anyone who is unlucky enough to buy this on the secondary market.

If you choose to buy it , be sure to buy my share too. I'm not interested.

ITA

MarieIG

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

Fluffy_21361208599.9732704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009

Resin / silicon filled pieces look like donatus. I would never buy anything that look so puffy.

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

Kathleen1361208774.3813291 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

If I saw a piece that I liked, I'd buy it. No objections here.

movielover­82121361209215.517147 PostsRegistered 12/8/2011

I would not buy it.

Fluffy_21361210193.452704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009

One of many negative reviews on resin rings :

"I really liked these rings when they arrived. However, the white gold has tarnished and peeled after about 3 months of wearing. Of course I cannot wear it any more"

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luvmypupz1361210355.1474991 PostsRegistered 8/30/2010By the Sea Shore

I would not buy anything resin filled. That just makes it cheap to me even though they are getting ridiculous prices. I especially would not want a ring that is resin filled, what if your finger changes, you can't resize it. Seens to me no better than a gold clad piece which I won't buy either.

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Fluffy_21361210415.1872704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009

Another one:

" "These rings feel like plastic. The 14K is wearing off. I may be sending these back. For $90, the worst purchase I have made at QVC. I was very disappointed."

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

Firefly9011361211934.7117 PostsRegistered 8/17/2011
Gee Fluffy, you had to fish around to find those reviews, but the vast majority of the viewers loved the product. In statistics these would be called outliers, in that they are at the tail end of the distribution. The item of interest is the mean rating snapshot of an item. For my bracelet in the average size, the mean was 4.7 out of a maximum rating of 5, and for the large it was 4.3 out of a maximum rating of 5. In terms of looking like a donut, my bracelet J272093, is only 3/16" in size, and is a classic basic bracelet. Last edited on 2/18/2013

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Fluffy_21361213996.0832704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009
On 2/18/2013 Firefly901 said: Gee Fluffy, you had to fish around to find those reviews, but the vast majority of the viewers loved the product. To give a balanced view, provide some of the others too. In terms of looking like a donut, my bracelet J272093, is only 3/16" in size, and is a classic basic bracelet.

I did not have to fish out anything. Just checked out the item I saw on TV the most - 3 bands set and reviews are bad.

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

crumpets1361214793588 PostsRegistered 3/27/2007

If it's not all gold, I'm not interested. I'm a jewelry snob, if you will. New technology is there to give you a new look. If the look is what's important to you, that's fine. If it lasts until the trend passes, that's great. Although I haven't seen an innovative designs on the Q in ages. You can sing it's praises till the cows come home. To me, however, resin-filled gold is not gold and that's the point. I wouldn't wear it if it was given to me. It's garbage and a waste of good money. Just knowing it's resin is a downer. Real gold dazzles me inside and out. It makes my heart sing. Like any other imitation in life, to some it's okay and that's their choice. To others, there is no comparison.

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