If you want the best looking jewelry alternative to 14k gold on the market, then you want our Gold Overlay jewelry. Our chains and bezel work have similar characteristics to gold and silver. To get the look and feel of gold, you need to have a product that is manufactured on the same equipment as 14kt/18kt gold that chains are manufactured on. The metal that is the best for this is brass.
Our Gold Overlay jewelry is produced by applying an average of 20 to 30 mils of 24kt gold onto the surface of the high quality brass based chain. It has on average 5-7 times the thickness of most costume jewelry. The result is that the look and feel of the chain is identical to a gold chain in design and feel.
Jewelry that is finished with aid gold application has excellent long term wearing qualities.
Allergy problems: With Gold Overlay jewelry, it is rare for people to encounter skin irritations like the ones found in costume jewelry. This jewelry can be worn 24 hours a day, in the shower and while swimming just like your fine 14kt jewelry.
Rhodium is in the platinum family. It is the most expensive and one of the hardest of the precious metals. It is hypoallergenic and does not change color like Sterling Silver jewelry. It is often used to produce white gold tips on gold rings.