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Where to buy 14 karat gold chain on a budget?

Whisper89

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Hi everybody,

I am trying to purchase a yellow gold chain for a friend as a gift, on a budget of 100 USD.

She has allergic reactions to nickel and I don't want to risk 9 karat gold in case she reacts to it. I've checked all the mall stores here and they only sell 9 karat.
I've had a look on etsy but am struggling to navigate the millions of listings and it's hard to tell what's real gold and what's plated, etc.

Does anyone know where I can buy a 14 karat yellow gold chain, preferably 18 inches long?

Thanks!
 

TheGarnetGirl

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EBay for sure!
Make sure the seller has a 100 percent rating/good reviews.
You can easily easily find what youre looking for for less than 100 there!!
 

Bron357

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Pre loved on eBay. Pre loved Chains are mostly gold melt value so for $100 you won’t get much of a chain.
just an aside, yellow gold 9ct will be fine, it has no nickel, it has silver and copper as the other metals. I have an extreme nickel allergy and can wear 9ct gold. I avoid white gold. White gold and especially anything plated needs to be avoided. They do use nickel with white metals.
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Pre loved on eBay. Pre loved Chains are mostly gold melt value so for $100 you won’t get much of a chain.
just an aside, yellow gold 9ct will be fine, it has no nickel, it has silver and copper as the other metals. I have an extreme nickel allergy and can wear 9ct gold. I avoid white gold. White gold and especially anything plated needs to be avoided. They do use nickel with white metals.
Bron, Its late and I'm a tired lady but it seems like you are saying that its hard to find 14k yellow gold chains that are 18inches for under $100 as that is basically gold melt value?

Maybe I'm just lucky but I'm constantly seeing the described chains for $50-100 on ebay?!

Just to note, I dont mean huge chunky elaborate ones nor do I mean tiny tiny thin barely there necklaces, but your average go-with-90%-of-gold pendant chains: I see them all the time there for cheap!
 

Whisper89

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Maybe I'm just lucky but I'm constantly seeing the described chains for $50-100 on ebay?!
Would you be able to link me to one or two?
I did a search and found a whole load that looked promising but they were all from JewelryPot and a quick search on here brought up a thread of terrible reviews of them!
 

Whisper89

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just an aside, yellow gold 9ct will be fine, it has no nickel, it has silver and copper as the other metals. I have an extreme nickel allergy and can wear 9ct gold.
Do you really think so?
If she could wear 9k it would make my life so much easier. I knew white gold was the one famous (or infamous) for having nickel but when I googled about yellow gold the results basically said to also avoid 9k yellow.
Do you think she'd be ok though?
She also reacts to base metal in things like belt buckles and gets a big rash.
 

Bron357

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This is my finger after wearing a ring that had nickel in it, just overnight! 5F72537A-FBCA-46D4-A72D-367469DD4C1A.jpeg
I can wear 9ct yellow gold but most of my necklaces are 14kt or 18kt and I avoid white gold necklaces. If you are concerned, go with 14kt.
 

Sparkles88

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I recently purchased a wedding band of Sarraf, it hasn’t shipped yet so I can’t tell you about the quality.
They have 10ct gold chains available and there is a discount code for 10% off and free shipping for over $100US spent. I’m not sure what style of chain you are after, but there’s a few style that would be around the $100 mark with the discount.

 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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Honestly, each person's metal sensitivity and allergy is different. 14kt gold gives me a burning sensation for earrings. I have to go with 18kt yellow gold or platinum.
 

marymm

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If you're open to buying from RubyLane, I've bought from the shop MBarr probably a half dozen times - the items are accurately described and photographed, and the once or twice I've returned something I've received a refund quickly. MBarr has a lot of 14kt yellow gold chain below $100, some below $50 - I'd encourage you to try to find a chain of at least 1 gram weight if possible, for durability.

https://www.rubylane.com/shop/curiouscabinet/ilist/?sort=pricelow&q=14K+chain&sb=1
 
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