The Pros and Cons of Rose Gold Engagement Rings

The Pros and Cons of Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose Gold is an incredibly popular option among 'brides and grooms to be' for their engagement rings and wedding bands. In an effort to make better shopping decisions, many go online looking for answers to the following question ... What are the pros and cons of Rose...

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What is 14K Gold Jewelry? 4 Reasons it’s BETTER Than 24K!

What is 14K Gold Jewelry? 4 Reasons it’s BETTER Than 24K!

You’ll see lots of abbreviations as you shop for gold jewelry! 14K is one example. Understanding what it means and how it differs from 10k, 12k, 18k, and other options is important. What is 14k gold jewelry? 14 karat gold is an alloy containing 58.3% yellow gold. The...

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What is Gold Vermeil? The Ultimate Guide!

What is Gold Vermeil? The Ultimate Guide!

If you’re into frugal jewelry, you NEED to know about Gold Vermeil! It allows you to get the look and feel of gold, for roughly the same cost of Sterling Silver! What is Gold Vermeil? It's a form of gold plated jewelry that layers at least 2.5 microns of gold (with a...

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What Is the Difference Between Gold Vermeil & Gold Plating?

What Is the Difference Between Gold Vermeil & Gold Plating?

Confusing isn’t it? When you look at a gold plated item beside a Gold Vermeil item side-by-side, they look identical. So, how different can they be? The two are actually quite different. I’ll lay it all out below.— What Is the Difference Between Vermeil and Gold...

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The Difference Between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver

The Difference Between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver

There are a number of terms used for silver jewelry that can be confusing until someone explains them in simple terms. Here’s a common one… What’s the difference between Sterling Silver and 925 Silver? ‘Sterling Silver’ and ‘925 Silver’ are two different terms for the...

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Hi, I’m Dave Greene. Twenty years ago, I was completely lost as I shopped for an engagement ring and tried not to look too clueless. I was a broke college student that knew nothing about gold or diamonds. I also didn’t know I had much less expensive alternatives. This blog exists to help you discover frugal ring options that don’t feel like sacrifices.