Anyone Not Care for Real Jewlery As Much as the Fake Stuff?
When I was first on my own I would save up to buy real jewelry. At the time gold was not nearly as pricey. I would go to the mall and pay $200 for a pair of earrings with 14k gold and tiny little diamonds in a row. Of course the diamonds were not large, or high quality.
Now I honestly prefer the artificial jewelry! I really do! Sure, some of it looks pretty real, and I enjoy lab created stones very much. I also love stuff that doesn’t try to look “real” but is just fun.
I find it so much more affordable overall, and I think I have greater variety. One of my favorite rings from HSN is a piece from Jean Dousset. It is big, sparkly, and there is just no way someone would believe that this large pink diamond like stone was real – unless they thought I was REALLY loaded. But I love it to death. The sparkle makes me a lot happier than believing it is “rare” or “worth more.”
I also love Heidi pieces, and other fun jewelry. Some could “pass” for real and some – no way.
Anyone else prefer the faux stuff to the real deal?
I have a love/hate with the real stuff; I hate how expensive it is because I know the mark-up is obscene. I know that diamonds are not worth anything but it’s all marketing and part of the game. I love how the pieces look but the really gorgeous/statement pieces would also not work with my lifestyle.
I have the basic’s due to saving and buying as well as gifts from family and inheriting items; I only need one pair of pearl studs- one pair of diamond studs, one pair of platinum hoop, etc. They were great when I worked in a conservative environment but now… I can be much freer and my real choice of jewelry is silver and large, bold statement pieces. Ironically, they’re the same price as my “real” pieces cost back in the 80’s.
With fake stuff looking so much like real, I just assume people are wearing fake. This includes engagement rings as my ring is a CZ. I liked a certain look/design but refused to put the money into it when I could put it into the purchase of my first home (which I did). If people think it’s fake, they’ver never let on and if they ask, I tell them it’s a CZ. Yes, I have a real one that has been in my family for generations so maybe that’s another reason why I’ve never felt the desire to purchase a real diamond. I don’t know. What’s interesting is that this CAN be a hot button for many people.
In the end, do what is right for you and enjoy what you purchase. : )
I love the real thing. My diamond engagement ring is so beautiful, and I have an elegant emerald ring with matching earrings and pendant. My wedding band is both gold and silver and I rarely take it off. A few of my fine jewelry pieces have already been passed on to my daughter for her to enjoy. Costume jewelry is fine for most days, but it will never take the place of my diamonds, emeralds, and pearls.
I like both real and fake. :smileyvery-happy:
For me, it’s both.
All my real stuff has sentimental value as they were either given to me or inherited. There are only a handful that I saved up for and bought. That given, I only wear these on very special occasions as they are each ‘my precious’. The most precious being my engagement ring, of course. It is priceless (to me), and as such, I get nervous when I wear the real stuff. They make me feel special too – when I get the nerves under control. Lol.
Now, for my Absolute-ly fabulous faux stuff: oh it’s so much fun! Most of my collection is JD, but have some VW, Xavier, Technibond, and recently Emma Skye as well. I love them all! They are so much fun to wear! I buy big, medium and small pieces. As you said, some look real, some don’t. It matters not. I have fun wearing them all.
My JD rings get noticed – people grab or point to my hand and say what a beautiful ring! For the enthusiastic ones who ask, I point them to HSN and JD, specifically. He’s the reason I became a regular shopper.
I wear my Absolutes everyday and I never get worried about losing them. I just have fun wearing them! Lately, I’ve been wearing an older JD piece (oval solitaire with small rounds going down the side, vermeil) as my wedding ring. I wear it to work everyday and it has gone through bumps and hits and Lysol wipes – it still looks brand new. The quality of this ring is better than equivalents I see in department stores.
It’s nice to have the best of both worlds.
I wear both- it depends for me on the occasion- i appreciate both if they are well done.
the thing is i love jewerly and fashion when it is to my liking- i love to see jewerly on others and what flots MY boat on any given day, only God can know….so i have a wide variety :cattongue: :catwink: :catvery-happy:
What I find interesting is when I am out & have my Heidi on it seems people are really drawn to the rings, they really catch peoples attention and gather lots of compliments. I do love my real diamonds of course but I have so much fun & get so much joy & pleasure when I wear my Heidi Daus too
No, not for me.
I used to buy a lot of faux jewelry. Back in the day it would go bad in no time flat. For instance, if it was goldtone, the goldtone would wear off and that sort of thing. Lots of earrings, bracelets and such. I stopped buying really cheap faux jewelry for this very reason. When I want to wear it for the 11th time, I’d like it to look the same as it did when I first bought it. Since I stopped buying the cheap faux jewelry, I see no reason for me to buy expensive faux (costume) jewelry.
I only buy precious metals (silver, gold). Silver can be cleaned and made to look like new. I can go back to my gold pieces time and time again with no worry of it turning. I will also buy vermeil. It has to be true vermeil though and not gold over.
In some aspects both the faux and real are fine.
As noted, some people cannot do the faux due to body chemistry.
My Wife wears and seems to enjoy both.
I feel exactly the same…used to only wear the real stuff, now, I love the fake and good thing because I just lost my most recent purchase Absolute necklace :-(, but would be more upset had I paid a high price for real. But!! now the necklace is sold out, so I’m sol.. 🙁 it was so pretty and I gave it a great review after pausing from reading the one review it received. my own fault it got sold out!! hope they more in. bummed.
Joan Boyce used to talk about her HSN jewelry that couldn’t be told apart from her real jewelry. I always wondered why pay thousands for the real thing when the fake looks just as good? I guess if money is no object, it wouldn’t matter. Unfortunately, I’m not in that category so give me the fake stuff 🙂
IF I WAS A ZILLIONAIRE I’D WANT REAL GOLD & DIAMONDS. HOWEVER, I THANK GOD THAT THE “FAKES” HAVE COME A LONG WAY & THE CZ’S & VERMEIL LOOK “REAL”. THE ONLY REAL STONES I’VE HAD IN PAST WERE SEMI-PRECIOUS – COULDNT AFFORD TO BUY WHAT I REALLY WANTED. THIS WAS BEFORE THE SHOPPING CHANNELS. GLAD YOU LOVE YOUR DOUSSET – A STONE FELL OUT OF ONE HIS RINGS PAST THE RETURN POLICY DATE. HAVEN’T BOUGHT FROM HIM SINCE. I’VE ALSO GOT LAB GROWN STONES FROM HSN THAT LOOK BETTER THAN THE REAL THING. SO IN CLOSING I WILL SAY – NOT “REAL” FOR ME. THIS WAY I’M ABLE TO BUY MORE! (I’VE ALSO BEEN BLESSED IN HAVING A SIS WHO GIFTS ME WITH THE GORGEOUS FAKES FROM HSN & ELSEWHERE!) GOD BLESS Y’ALL & ENJOY & WEAR WHAT YOU LOVE!
I used to buy a lot of real jewelry from jewelry stores, pawn shops, even bought a ring off a lady’s finger once…LOL!
I’ve sold most of my jewelry to those places who weigh them and write you a check. I’m not very interested in adding new pieces to my jewelry wardrobe anymore.
But the jewelry I do wear is all real. No faux jewelry for me. I do mix and match metals. Before, I either had to wear all yellow 14K or all white 14K. Right now, I’m wearing my Mom’s 14K white gold diamond cluster ring on my left middle finger. I almost always wear that ring. I’m wearing my 14K yellow gold college ring on my right ring finger. I am also wearing a .925 SS necklace. I left my house this morning without adding a bracelet. I do like my “boyfriend” watches with the larger faces. I’m wearing a MK black bf watch. I recently replaced my diamond studs with some very nice 18K white gold martini sytle diamond studs. The only reason I replaced them because I lost my other earrings. Don’t know where…GRRRR!
I think all jewelry pieces look nice on every woman. My friend likes big bold chunky jewlery. We like to compare our differences. It’s all good.
I have and wear both . I get more compliments on my Heidi Daus jewelry than I do my “real ” blue box jewely.
Besides my wedding rings (I wear 24/7) , I actually wear my “faux’ more often . It is prettier and makes me happier .
Actually in some instances my “faux ” is more expensive than the “real”.
So prettiest, bettee design ,unique “faux ” wins !
I prefer quality faux pieces over the real diamonds . One doesn’t know where they are from. “Conflict Diamonds” the same can be said about some of the other gems to, so for this reason, I purchase only simulated stones . Besides they are more brilliant in color, and if I lose one, which does happen, it is not that big a deal.
For me it’s a matter of quality. I buy a lot of Heidi Daus and Real Collectables because even if it is faux, it’s of the best quality.Even an ex-Secretary of State has worn Heidi’s pieces. Of course I love “real” jewelry, but it has to be quality also. That means I don’t care for glass filled rubies or other less than real jewelry that tries to pass for a quality piece. Nickey Butler hasn’t compromised his quality and has continued to create real pieces without cutting corners.
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08.02.16 5:46 PM