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Buying the Best Gold Chains

Posted on 29th Aug 2011 @ 1:38 PM

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Nothing good is ever cheap, no matter what the guy on the street corner tells you.

The first inkling something is not right about a gold chain is the price. If someone wants to sell you an 18K gold chain for 50 bucks, you can bet it is either fake or stolen. Either way, you might as well be buying swampland in Florida.

Here are some quick and easy tips on buying a gold chain.

  • Buy from a legitimate jeweler. Do some research on the jeweler’s history and check with the Better Business Bureau or your state’s consumer services agency for any complaints.
  • If you are buying from an individual, ask if you can take it to a legitimate jeweler for appraisal. If they say no, you should just say no.

Whatever you do, be careful. Counterfeiters have gotten better than ever at producing fake jewelry. While that 14K or 18K chain may look real, there’s a good chance it is gold plated or made from some alloy that looks like gold. They also have gotten better at producing fake jewelry stamps.

Sarraf Jewelry has a huge selection of chains in 14K and 18K white and yellow gold. Browse through our online catalog and you are sure to find something you will value.