Last week I took a grouping of my Facets collection to the shop downtown, and in looking back over the pictures a few thoughts occurred to me. High-karat gold and rich, faceted gemstones are really popular right now, even in the tough economic times and sky-high metals market. But I’m too much of a bargain hunter to settle for jewelry designs that cost “a million dollars.” (That’s my phrase for when something is ridiculously expensive.) Last year I introduced gold-filled (a heavy layer of gold over base metal) components as a price-savvy alternative to solid karat gold, and this past year with the gold market even higher I have found even more economical-yet-fashionable solutions.
These pieces (N791, N806) are used for illustrative purposes, but may still be available at Simply Charming Boutique.