SLEEK JEWELRIES

     
 

The luxury of gold jewelry does not come cheap. We believe jewelry doesn't have to always be expensive to be in style. Nature Hero Sleek Jewelries provides a high end look at a low end price.


With gold plated jewelry or gold vermeil jewelry, you can achieve the look of gold at an affordable price.

 

Gold plating is a method of depositing a layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver (to make silver-gilt), by chemical or electrochemical plating.

Shopping for jewelry is fun, but it's important to know exactly what you're buying. Is that the best clasp to hold your jewelry securely in place? Is the ring you're looking at really gold filled or gold plated - and how much gold does it contain?

We've all seen gold prices sky rocket over the past few years which has made costume jewelry more desirable for many consumers. If you were to purchase a 22 karat bracelet today it would cost you about $1000.00 USD. These types of bracelets are usually purchased in sets.
















While most consumers are cutting back spending on expensive luxury items, Gold Plated or Gold Filled jewelry is an important option. And while jewelry is certainly not a necessity, it is without a doubt a MUST have that consumers want to buy. Whether it's a small set of earrings or a new gold plated necklace, our chain by the inch is a great deal for you and the consumer. They still get to make a purchase of beautiful gold or silver jewelry and you get to make a sale.

An added benefit about jewelry by the inch is the fact that you can grow your client base and potential market. Think about it, summer or not plus size consumers will have more options open to them. They are too often left out of most department store's premade jewelry sections. This is where you can be of great help to potential customers. Here is a market that has a lot of potential growth.

What's the difference between gold-filled and gold-plated?

Gold-plated jewelry has a smaller percentage of gold and goes through a different manufacturing process than gold-filled jewelry. To create gold-plated jewelry, a base metal goes through a series of processes and is eventually dipped into a bath of electroplating solution which contains gold. When an electric current is applied, an electrochemical reaction occurs and a thin layer of gold is deposited onto the metal. This layer is much thinner than the coating of gold that covers gold-filled jewelry, which goes through a process of mechanically bonding and heating the gold to the base metal.

While gold-filled components must include gold that is at least 1/20th the weight of the entire piece, gold-plated components can have gold that only makes up a very tiny percentage. As such, gold-plated jewelry items are more prone to tarnishing as well as having the thin layer of gold eventually rubbing off than similar products made from gold-filled. Because of the lower gold content, gold-plated items are generally less expensive than similar gold-filled products.

Gold plated jewelry and gold vermeil jewelry (pronounced "ver-mey") is typically 14k gold that has been chemically bonded to .925 sterling silver jewelry. It still has the warm, soft golden glow and durability of any piece of high quality gold jewelry, but you don't have to spend a fortune to own it.

Several of Sleek Jewelries pieces are designer inspired jewelries.

Whatever your need may be - a birthday gift, wedding gift, bridesmaid jewelry, or just because you need to smile today - Nature Hero Sleek Jewelries has a beautiful collection of sterling silver jewelry, now featuring Gold Filled jewelries and gold vermeil jewelry. Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, and more, you will be sure to find something that expresses your own individual beauty.