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NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

On TV.....guess I'll be saving my money!!

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

I can't remember when they last gave gram weight.  Seems like a couple of years or more.  Once gold got so expensive, I believe.

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

I don't remember them ever giving gram weights for gold.  It's why I never bought gold from them.  

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They used to proudly brag about the gram weight and cost per gram.  Now it's never mentioned.  They're often unmentionably miserly in weight, which is probably why.

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

In the 80s, they told the gram weight. I knew it so well, and bought TONS of gold from QVC. The only problem I came across, time and time again, was when I started to sell it, I always got the same question..."Where did you get this"? I was told that most of my pieces were not 14k gold, but somewhere in the 13, or even 12.5 K gold. Anyway, it's all gone now, and I have no interest in buying again.

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

Btw, gold is over $1600 an oz today.

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?


@sassyblue wrote:

On TV.....guess I'll be saving my money!!


I remember Lisa Robertson saying when she was presenting Barbara Bixby saying her jewelry should have a gram weight because her pieces were so substantial.  I believe I heard Nanch Hornbeck say the same thing about Barbara's pieces.  Silver gram weight is important too. But Q does not give the information.  

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

QVC always gave gram weights all the way through the early 2000's. They quit when the price of gold quadrupled. Nobody wants to hear that a $200 necklace only weighs 3 grams or less.

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

Am I imagining that gram weights are often (not always) listed online?  I know some of the EternaGold pieces do not list the gram weight, but on the web pages, most gold jewelry does disclose it.  I never watch the shows, but I've bought numerous pieces online over the years and I'm sure I've seen it.  If there is no weight listed, I usually won't buy.

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Re: NO GRAM WEIGHTS ON GOLD?

i bought a bracelet as a gift for someone at xmas. both of us were flabergasted by what a piece of garbage it was. it was so lightweight it was unbelievable. same thing happened with a pair of earrings too. i remember the good old days at qvc when they used real gold that was substansial. in weight. from now on i won't buy anything without the gram weight clearly stated.