sterling silver vs non tarnish sp

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jyceL wrote
on Jan 12, 2011 4:26 PM

Hi ,

I have been making some ss bracelets.......... the rings cost  so much. I can't sell them.. they would be too expensive. Can I use Non tarnish silver plate instead?

thanks, Joyce 

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Cat_P wrote
on Jan 12, 2011 4:30 PM

Sure just be sure to disclose that information when you sell them. Don't try to pass them off as sterling, that's all.

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johnmark86 wrote
on Nov 9, 2012 6:00 AM

Designer necklaces looks trendy always in fashion

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johnmark86 wrote
on Nov 9, 2012 6:00 AM

Designer necklaces looks trendy in fashion

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caratcache wrote
on Nov 9, 2012 11:27 AM

I agree with Cat_P, and also agree that sterling is getting prohibitively expensive.

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Tank Girl wrote
on Nov 11, 2012 11:35 AM

I just posted to another forum discussing how expensive it is the use sterling/gold.  I just finished a wire wrapped piece in silver wire, but not sterling.  I wasn't sure if it would work, but it looks great.  I try to sell one-of-a-kind pieces to people who would appreciate them, but wouldn't, or couldn't, pay $90-100 or more for one piece.  I can't use precious metals as a rule.  Maybe ONE special charm or focal, but not as the metal in an entire piece of work.  I always tell people that the findings, etc are silver plated or other metal.  If it looks nice and is well made, no one minds, even people I know who only use sterling and gold.  And they don't exclusively use precious metals either!

Maybe we should invest in silver and use the other metals for jewelry! LOL

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MariaCain wrote
on Dec 11, 2012 3:01 PM

Joyce

Use silver plate ,it is cost effective.  My clients who want 9.25 silver will ask for piece in real silver and will wait for piece to get done.

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MariaCain wrote
on Dec 11, 2012 3:01 PM

Joyce

Use silver plate ,it is cost effective.  My clients who want 9.25 silver will ask for piece in real silver and will wait for piece to get done.

                                                                                                          Maria CWink

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on Mar 16, 2013 7:27 PM

I agree with Maria.

You can mention in your listing that the piece is made with silver plated wire but could be done in SS if preferred.

I use plated metals all the time. Only sometimes I may use a handmade & handforged earwires as they offer unique shape.

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on Mar 18, 2013 8:13 PM

How about Niobium Anodized Wire? 

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craftslover wrote
on Mar 19, 2013 4:40 AM

Of course. I think is good choiceStick out tongue U r clever.

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dolfinchris wrote
on Mar 26, 2013 5:21 AM

Fashion industry is a wide area which has no end.

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