Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs

Design of handcrafted Jewelry in Silver and Gold with and without stones
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Summer Earrings – Silver Pink Chalcedony Dangle Earrings

  • June 26, 2017 6:58 AM
Pink Chalcedony earrings - Rioritajewelry

Why should customers Prefer Handmade sterling silver jewelry to Gold

  • August 1, 2011 7:57 AM

Ancient style dangle earrings It is a known fact that handmade jewelry designed  items usually sell because of their beautiful unique touch ,But at low economy times like today, when the prices of Gold and Platinum have gone sky high, one may consider the fact that it is more worth while to buy handcrafted artisan jewelry made of sterling silver than more expensive metals such a gold.

sterling flower necklace with stones



You will learn that all shops who sold gold in the past are trying to buy any old (or what they call sometimes  “broken”gold)they can get from the public, because while ab0ut ten years ago the price of gold was something like $245.00 for 1 ounce, the price for the same amount of gold nowadays has risen to more than $1600.00 per ounce.

I think you will agree with me that this fact will make you consider thinking twice before buying  gold jewelry. When you wish to add a unique handmade jewelry item to your collection, or buy a gift for a friend or spouse, it  makes sterling silver jewelry more appealing.

It is more so because  where the price is lower both for the manufacturer, and the customer. You may say : “I’ll buy a 9k gold ornament instead” . Well, it is true that there is cheaper gold such as 9k gold, which is mixed with alloys too, but  this gold is rather pale and is not as beautiful as the high Karat gold, and in many occasions jewellers try to add color to it by gold plating it with 22k gold plate.  So what you get in this case is a relatively cheap item with “makeup” which comes off after a while.

For all the above reasons it is interesting to note that more andmore marrying couples go to the altar with sterling silver bands rather than the classic gold ones.

sterling and Red Jasper earrings

In the past – customers would prefer gold jewelry to sterling silver, because even though the price of gold was always much higher than that of silver, they could afford it. Today, when basic necessities come first, the option of choosing sterling silver for one’s jewelry collection is a much wiser option.

More of my handmade jewelry desighs are in my Etsy shop: