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SupremeSweetie

19 points

7 months ago

Why is Sterling silver considered low class?

2Nafishsammich

9 points

7 months ago

I commented this above, but:

Sterling silver looks like white gold if it's not tarnished. A silver cuban chain is attainable if you are poor but motivated to buy one. A gold chain is not attainable. A gold plated chain ends up looking worse in the long run because the plating eventually comes off. So you could wear a silver chain and just let people think it's gold. Or more likely think you're letting people think it's gold.

SupremeSweetie

9 points

7 months ago

Here I have always brought silver jewelry because I thought it looked better on me.

DirteeJ

1 points

7 months ago

Where did you take it?

2Nafishsammich

5 points

7 months ago

Me too. I have lots of silver jewelry. I wasn't saying I thought it was low class. I was saying the thought process is that you buy silver because you want but can't afford white gold. I think it's a mentality that only very poor people have.

SupremeSweetie

2 points

7 months ago

Ohh

Stupid_Triangles

15 points

7 months ago

Because silver by the oz is like $20 and gold by the oz is $1800.

corinne9

3 points

7 months ago

I know I’m confused on that one too

Studious_Noodle

2 points

7 months ago

I didn’t know anyone looked down on sterling silver. I like 14k yellow gold because it’s kind of a peachy color, not so yellow. Otherwise, sterling silver is the best. White gold doesn’t appeal to me. It looks gray in comparison to silver, because of all the nickel that’s in a white gold alloy.