Gold Forming Jewelry is the latest introduction into the Gold Jewelry market. Gold prices have gone up, making the purchase of solid gold jewelry a very costly investment. Gold Forming offers an economical alternative, while giving little up in quality. Cared for properly, gold forming jewelry lasts beautifully.
Gold Forming Jewelry is created in a similar process to Gold Plated Jewelry, yet is light years ahead in quality. Considered the "Gold of the Future", Gold Forming Jewelry looks gorgeous and wears beautifully due to the higher gold content and improved methods of production.
I am often asked if my pieces are hallmarked. Hallmarking has yet to become the norm within the gold forming industry. Some pieces may be hallmarked, while other pieces are not. This can be related to the geographic location of the manufacturing company and the norms of the area. As gold forming jewelry becomes more widely purchased, it is likely that hallmarking will become the norm. At this time, hallmarking gold forming jewelry appears to be limited mainly to items produced by small independant companies and artisan created jewelry.
Care of Gold Forming Jewelry
Gold Forming Jewelry is cared for in the same manner as other precious jewelry. The absolutely best thing you can do for your Gold Forming Jewelry is to clean regularly using a little bit of warm water, and a soft cloth to dry and shine after. Many chemicals marketed for cleaning jewelry are actually somewhat abrasive or corrosive and can cause some damage or color alteration to your jewelry. The best way to avoid this is to keep it simple. Warm water and a soft cloth are the best thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your jewelry.
How long will my Gold Forming Jewelry last?
Under normal wearing conditions, and with proper care, your gold forming jewelry can last a lifetime. It does not chip or peel easily as gold plated jewelry does. Heavy wear and rough conditions will of course impact how your jewelry looks. This is true no matter what your jewelry is made of.
Things to avoid with your jewelry
To maintain the beauty of your jewelry, whether it is gold forming or solid gold, salt water, chlorine (swimming pools) and all heavy detergents and cleaning agents should be avoided.