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It is important to understand that buying gold pieces does not mean you are paying only for the gold. Work and craftsmanship are the ultimate deciding factors in price, and just as with gem-cutters, a good jeweler can make a gorgeous piece, while a less skilled jewelry maker will create something unappealing. Don't be tempted to buy a piece just because it is pure or close-to pure gold. It must please the eye and be comfortable to wear. Furthermore it is vital to understand whether you are buying a hand-made piece or something factory-produced by machines. Hand-made gold pieces will almost always have a better finish to them, as they were individually created. The last finishing touches can dramatically improve a bare piece into something extravagant, and you should consider that when buying something that has been engraved, filigreed, hammered or granulated. Every effort put into the make of the piece influences price. Assembly line products are as common in the jewelry world as they are in every other type of product on the market today. Designer jewelry, complex designs or wholly hand-made pieces will always cost more than factory produced ones. A lot or time, skill, professionalism, artistic ingenuity, patience and money went into the process of producing a fine, immaculate piece of jewelry. You pay for all these things, as well as the gold itself.

 

 

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