Ask Meg about affordable gold jewellery options

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Here at Goulter-Bennetts we're very lucky to have  our very own resident agony aunt. The sparkle obsessed Meg Pye is here to give you advice on all your jewellery dilemmas. So let's go...


Dear Meg

It’s my best mate’s birthday in a few days and I want to buy her something special. But time’s against me. She loves jewellery but prefers wearing gold to silver. I can’t stretch to real gold jewellery right now but want to get her something that will last and last and won’t tarnish. Please help!

Friendly of Frodsham

Dear Friendly.

What a lovely, if somewhat slightly disorganised, friend you are! Luckily you can find the answer to your problems at Goulter-Bennetts. Their range of jewellery includes PVD gold plated stainless steel (whoop!) Stainless steel is a great metal for jewellery, it won’t tarnish and is highly durable as well as being much more affordable than precious metals. Plus it’s recyclable so kinder to the planet than much of the metals you find in other fashion jewellery.

Now, you may think of stainless steel as being silver coloured – and you can get gorgeous silver stainless steel pieces – but it’s also available with a gold plating. OK banish all thoughts of tacky, worn-out gold-plated jewellery from your mind! PVD or Physical Vapour Deposition is a process for changing the surface of stainless steel to give it a different colour and more durability. Gold PVD stainless steel pieces won’t tarnish and the gold colour won’t wear off. So let’s have a look at some of the pieces that you could buy for your bestie:

PVD Gold Plated Stainless Steel Star EarringsGold PVD stainless steel star earrings


If your friend is an actual shining star - these would be perfect! So glam and a great way to dress up any outfit. Plus you get a hoop effect with a butterfly closure - so much easier to put on and take off than faffy sleeper earrings.

PVD Gold Plated Stainless Steel Bamboo Bangle

Gold PVD Stainless Steel Bamboo Bangle

This bangle's a bestseller for a reason! It's adjustable so you know it'll fit, the bamboo shape is a design classic - never gets old and the PVD coating means it's not going to tarnish. I have one and I wear it all the time

PVD Gold Plated Albert Chain Necklace

Chunky Gold PVD Plated Stainless Steel Albert Necklace

This necklace will well become a signature piece! It looks so luxe just on its own on your neck. Plus it would be a fab base to any neckmess stack

Gold PVD Stainless Steel Evil Eye Necklace

Gold PVD Stainless Steel Evil Eye Necklace

Do love an evil eye! They're a symbol that's been used since antiquity to protect the wearer - so a fab gift for a mate. Gold disc necklaces look so current right now, but are absolutely timeless. This one looks great on its own and in a stack


I hope that's given you some inspiration - you can see all of the Goulter-Bennetts gold stainless steel range here If you buy before 2pm your jewellery will be posted first class the same working day so you should get it the following day. Plus postage is freeeeeeeeeeee! So that's nice.

Sending my best birthday wishes to your friend and happy shopping

Love Meg x

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