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"Sterling silver sold as white gold"
May 12, 2016
Q. I purchased a bracelet from a large reputable company. I was told it was white gold and they gave me the sticker which states white gold. Being curious, I was looking at the back of the bracelet and noticed writing on the clasp. It is stamped 925. I know 925 refers to sterling silver. I was misled or outright lied to. More important is white gold stronger, longer lasting, or is the price the difference between white gold and silver?Monica Lawrence
Hobbyist, consumer no technical knowledge - Tacoma, Washington USA
May 13, 2016
A. Hi Monica,
- Isle of Man, Great Britain
May 12, 2016
A. Hello Monica, there is a possibility that just the clasp is sterling and the bracelet is gold. If the bracelet is gold it will be marked on the underside of the bracelet. If you don't see any markings such as "14kt", then the whole bracelet is sterling. White gold will not tarnish, sterling will. Gold is much more expensive than silver. If you paid for a 14kt white gold bracelet, you should get it! I would take it back right away.Mark Baker
Process Engineering - Phoenix, Arizona USA
May 14, 2016
Thank you both for responding. I would return the bracelet except I got it at what I consider to be a good price and I really like it. Luckily, it hasn't tarnished yet. I feel a bit more educated now so thank you both for your response, it is very much appreciated.Monica Lawrence [returning]
- Tacoma, Washington USA