So…. Why should you buy gold or silver jewelry?


Years ago, consumers highly valued of silver and gold. Within the last decade, people have begun to move away from buying items made of gold and silver. Instead, they opt for imitation materials made of lower quality or synthetic materials. So, we are left with the question…Why should we bother with gold and silver jewelry?

Here are four reasons why you should reconsider buying silver and gold over cheaper alternatives when it comes to your jewelry.

1.Silver and gold are good investments.

When you buy cheaper jewelry at clothing stores, they tend to be made out of inferior materials which bend, break, and turn your fingers green. After a few wears, you are basically throwing that item away for good. Gold or silver is often more sturdy than these cheaper products. And contrary to the cheap products, real gold, silver and precious metals will always hold monetary value. When you buy an item made of gold or silver, you may be paying more up front but if you do ever decide to sell it, you will always be able to get money back on the item. Even if your item goes out of style, metals such as gold can always be melted down and repurposed.


  1. Cheaper metals used to resemble gold in jewelry end up looking cheap.

Many people often avoid purchasing gold and silver jewelry and instead prefer jewelry made out of cheaper materials. Rings, necklaces, and other items that are made out of materials, strung together by glue, often gives out with time. Stones may fall off or lose color. Furthermore, painted jewelry can chip away to reveal the unsightly material underneath. Now don’t get me wrong, you can find imitation jewelry that looks pretty great but it never lasts. However, the difference with buying expensive jewelry is that you get what you paid for and expensive jewelry looks expensive and luxurious for years to come.


  1. Imitation metals such as copper or Nickel stain your skin.

Have you ever taken off a ring, bracelet or watch and discovered a green ring where the jewelry rubbed against your skin? Don’t worry! It has happened to the best of us. When you decide to spend your money on jewelry made of real gold, you do not have to worry about the material staining your skin and very rarely do you have to worry about silver having this effect either.


  1. Treat yourself to quality pieces from time to time.

So this last reason is more of an opinion, but everyone deserves something special from time to time. Often, we prioritize quantity over quality; but when it comes to jewelry, this mentality should change. Not only is quality jewelry more beautiful and timeless, it also lasts longer which means less money spent buying more jewelry to replace the dozens of cheap pieces that break after a month of wearing them.

Here at BG Loan & Jewelry, we have an array of beautiful gold and silver jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and more. If you are looking to sell your gold or silver, we make it really easy for you! Just stop by our store and we can appraise, buy or give you a loan on your item. Always remember, quality matters when it comes to your jewelry and don’t forget to spoil yourself once in a while!