Nearly all white gold jewelry is rhodium plated, but sterling silver typically isn’t. The benefit of rhodium plating is its bright, tarnish-free shine. If Dreamland Jewelry looks shinier than competitors, that’s why.
The problem with rhodium plating is that it wears off quickly, often in as little as a few months. If you try to polish the silver underneath by hand or with chemicals, it will further erode the rhodium.
As a result, you’ll have jewelry with spotty patches of bright rhodium and tarnished silver for years… not a great look.
Is Dreamland Jewelry a great value?
Most of the reviews you’ll see on the Dreamland website praise the jewelry. Several reviewers even say the jewelry was prettier than they expected.
This “wow” factor isn’t surprising. Most people are used to regular silver, but Dreamland’s pieces have a mirror-like finish due to the temporary rhodium coating. It leaves a striking first impression.
Dreamland Jewelry prides itself on the lowest jewelry prices around. That can hardly be true because their sister site, Wholesale Sparkle, sells the same products for a fraction of the cost.
Another difference is that many Dreamland rings are gold plated, while here at Blush and Bar, we sell gold vermeil. The difference is that gold vermeil has a much thicker layer of gold than gold plating, which means vermeil will last for years, while plating can wear off in months.
Finally, it appears only Dreamland’ssterling silver jewelry is free of the common metal irritant nickel, according to the FAQ page. All Blush and Bar jewelry is nickel-free. We’re proud to offer only hypoallergenic rings.
These three gold vermeil rings are all nickel-free and hypoallergenic, made with durable and beautiful 18k gold vermeil.
Esther Petite Cluster Ring
Emma Vintage Ring
Juliana 3 Ring Set
The final word on Dreamland Jewelry
Dreamland Jewelry reminds me a bit of Walmart. Their focus is on the lowest prices, but you usually get what you pay for.
They have a broad selection and very cheap jewelry, but it’s not the best that you can find at a lower price point—and their sister store confirms that.
If you’re looking for high-quality jewelry, look for natural sterling silver without rhodium, stronger gold vermeil instead of plating, and 18k instead of 14k gold.