How (un)common is it for gold earrings to have non-gold posts?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Lucashudd11, Jun 25, 2022.

  1. Lucashudd11

    Lucashudd11 Member

    Uncommon? Rare? Never?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Very common, it's stronger and many people want non allergenic.
     
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  3. Lucashudd11

    Lucashudd11 Member

    Thank you, Ownedbybear! Is this true for both vintage/antique and modern?
     
  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    In my experience, yes, you get it for both old and new.
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Agree. Gold too soft, some people allergic and a more expensive option.

    Debora
     
  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Stainless steel posts are often a selling point too.
     
  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    In my experience it's the other way around. Stainless posts are the province of costume jewelry. I've never found gold earrings with stainless posts, but plenty of costume earrings with gold posts.
     
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  8. Lucashudd11

    Lucashudd11 Member

    If, e.g., stainless posts are used, I presume the earring itself would contain the gold karat stamp? Is it ever the case where the posts are stamped 925 silver but the earrings themselves contain gold?
     
  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Never seen it. Seen the other way around though.
     
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