5 Things You Must Know Before Buying Real Silver & Gold Jewellery

Beware of Deceiving Advertisements: Stainless Steel & Brass Passed Off as Silver and Gold

When shopping for precious metal jewellery online, it's important to be vigilant and make sure that you're getting what you're paying for. Unfortunately, some companies may advertise their products as real silver and gold when they are actually made from a cheaper metal, such as stainless steel & brass covered with cheap gold and silver coatings. To avoid being misled, look for a hallmark or hallmark stamp that indicates the metal content of the jewellery. Every item sold by us at Gold Ami is guaranteed to be either .925 sterling silver or gold true to its karat.

Why you MUST know the Weight of Your Chain

The weight of the metal used in your jewellery can play a significant role in determining its price. When shopping for gold chains, it's essential to know the weight of the chain, as this can give you an idea of how much gold has been used and how much it is really worth. A heavy chain typically indicates that a larger amount of gold has been used and so it can be assumed its more expensive. Knowing the weight of your gold or silver chain also allows you to calculate how much you are paying per gram of precious metal. This will prevent you from being overcharged like many jewellers in Australia do. If online chain stores in australia don't disclose the weight of their products you can assume they are charging hundreds of dollars per gram. At Gold Ami we charge the lowest per gram fees out of any Australian chain and jewellery retailers.

Find a Jeweller You can Trust 

When shopping for precious metal jewellery online, it's essential to choose a reputable retailer that you can trust. Transparency is most important. Also look for jewellers in Australia that offer gold purity guarantees. Unfortunately many shady jewellers will skimp out some gold out of your chain to increase their profits. They will sell you 8.5KT gold as 9KT and in turn make an extra 0.5 karat in profit. Buying from a reputable retailer can give you peace of mind, knowing that you're getting a high-quality product that is backed by numerous guarantees. 

Check for Hallmarks and Other Markings

If you are unsure of the material of a chain or jewellery, it's essential for you to inspect the details of the piece, including the hallmarks and other markings. Hallmarks are tiny stamps that indicate the metal content of the jewellery and give you an idea of its purity. Other markings, such as the maker's mark, can also provide valuable information about the piece and the manufacturer. At Gold Ami we value transparency more than anything and so we always inform our clients of all possible details such as purity, weight, dimensions etc.

Consider the Style, Link and Design of your Chain

While it's important to consider the quality and value of the metal when shopping for precious metal jewellery, it's also essential to think about the style and design of the piece as well as the type of link. Choose a design that complements your personal style and fits your needs, whether you're looking for a simple and elegant chain or a more elaborate and intricate design. If your are buying gold jewellery also consider the type of link you want. There are solid and hollow chains. Hollow chains are made with hollow links and in turn are significantly cheaper because thwy weigh less. This does come with some drawbacks though, hollow chains are generally more fragile than solid chains and so provide a little less durability. Nevertheless hollow chains are perfect for everyday wear and will last a lifetime if taken care of properly. With so many styles and designs available at Gold Ami, you're sure to find a piece of jewellery that you love and that you'll cherish for years to come.

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