Jewellery has been around for many years, influencing cultures and inspiring many modern designs. Roam the streets of Colaba or stroll around the Delhi promenades, no matter where you go you will still find a distinct number of men and women who have an unmistakable fetish for jewellery.
Jewellery was first developed as pieces of treasure that were crafted specifically for royalty and aristocrats. But over time, to make jewellery less expensive and more accessible, imitation jewellery was developed.
Now, although imitation jewellery serves its purpose as low priced copies of popular jewellery brands, there are major differences between imitation and fine jewellery.
- Have you ever noticed the green discolouration on your skin after you have worn a piece of imitation jewellery? That’s because imitation jewellery is made from zinc or lead. When the metals mix with your skin, the chemicals lead behind this green impression of your jewellery.
- You will notice that after a couple of times, you end up with jewellery that has blacked. Now this does happen to silver jewellery, but it can be recovered by simply cleaning it. But with imitation jewellery oxidization of the metal will mean that it is time you throw it away.
- Imitation jewellery is low priced because of the quality of metals, and also the gemstones used to make it. The gemstones used on imitations are usually plastic or cubic zirconium. Compared to natural diamonds, plastic and cubic zirconium has a very glassy effect, and has a comparatively duller sparkle.
- Some of you may find that when it comes to fine jewellery that it tends to be heavy on your pocket. Even though this may be true, the value of gold is always increasing every year, so you can not only recover the money spent on your gold jewellery, but also make money off it.
- Fine jewellery made from precious metals such as gold and platinum if cared for properly can last long enough to become family heirlooms. This isn’t really possible for imitation jewellery, because the metals from which is made are comparatively weaker that precious metals.
- Many tend to be allergic to different metals and alloys used to make imitation jewellery. This is when some end up with red and itchy skin. But gold, silver and other precious metals have hypoallergenic properties. This means that the wearer’s skin will not react to the metal of the jewellery.
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