Approx weight: 15 grams
Silver Used Approx: 8 Grams
Total Approx Cost: Silver $12.00 / Gemstone $8.00 / Labour $2.00 = $22.00 At least if GENUINE
AND IF FRAUD? Just $2.00
See this store.
You can see the POLISH on this pendant, clearly visible the worst quality of the polish.
Base metal is highly dangerous white metal and then polished with white metal and CALLING SILVER
NO ETHICS, NO MORAL, NO Value for Human Being
See this eBay shop:
They say, this item is:
43 gram 925 sterling silver Bracelet
43 Gram Silver will cost at least $45!!! yes $45.00 only for Silver It Self. Now add amount for Gemstones and then Labour!
HOW CAN THEY SELL FOR JUST $11.00 ????
IMPOSSIBLE!!! WELL POSSIBLE!!! IF IT IS METAL JEWELLERY!!!!!
I found another one, see how shiny there silver is. They are starting bid from 0.99 $ of a necklace which would cost $60 in real silver with amethyst.
When they sell dodgy metal, glass stones, they can easily make money even if they sell it for $10.00
Be very careful of this supplier. Many of our friends have been cheated by this company.
They run several websites with different names and try to take orders by paypal or bank transfer. They all look very good websites and genuine but you will never get items. If you get, you will get in german silver or white metal.
The problem is, such suppliers has given very bad name to jaipur jewellery industry and companies.
Some details how these fraud sellers make money!!!
The name German silver or nickel silver is misleading since it has no silver content, but is an alloy of 60 per cent copper, 20 per cent nickel and 20 per cent zinc. It resembles silver but instead of the soft white colour it has a yellow-grey tinge.
German silver is used extensively in the hollow-ware and flatware industries as E.P.N.S. (electro-plated nickel silver), which is a nickel silver item with a plating of silver. Nickel silver is slightly more difficult to work for jewelry purpose, than copper and other metals, since it is a harder alloy. Again it is prone to tarnish on exposure to air and will turn the skin green with prolonged contact.
So whats the deal then!!!!
Ok let me explain you whats the deal here… lets talk about costing….
Total Weight of this item is : 62 grams
German Silver (Metal) weight is approx : 20 grams
Face Gemstone Weight is approx: 42 Grams
Metal Cost is : $2.00 – Yes just that. This is a cheap, crap metal which makes your skin horrible by the time.
Stone Cost: $0.08per gram so total cost is: $3.36
Making Charges (Labour Charges) : $2.00 per peice in India – yes very cheap.
Polishing + Finishing + Other : $2.00
SO TOTAL COST OF THIS ITEM AT HIS FACTORY IS: $9.36 – Yes that CHEAP.
And see how they are selling….
Now you decide… its upto you
This is clearly visible that its a fraud silver.
Lets talk about this store. They used to sell Genuine Silver Jewelry 1 year ago. Because of silver prices, they couldn’t afford selling pure silver items so they started selling german silver items quietly. Because they had such a good reputation (they used to be No 1 seller once) their customer always believed them. So they proudly write .925 Silver which is totally wrong.
Look at the items… every single piece is on this shop is german silver – a very dangerous combination.
Here are some pictures and then links below. None of the necklace costs them more than $20 each. None of the pendant cost them more than $4 each. But they are making money like anything….
Watch few more dodgy items. They are just a few. Every single piece on this eBay shop it a fake silver item.
and many many many more……