The main reason to avoid fashion jewelry products is the lack of quality, specially when they are causing skin allergies and inflammations. A great part of the population is allergic to fashion jewelry, mainly because of the chemical element Nickel. Factories located in China and India rely heavily on the presence of nickel with the intention of manufacturing affordable fashion jewelry pieces. Nickel helps silver color jewelry to have a bright color, but on the other hand it causes allergy to sensitive skins.
Because of such lack of standard in this industry, allergic to jewelry consumers think they have only one option: buying solid gold or silver jewelry. The best way to solve such a problem is buying fashion jewelry from reliable sources. You must request from retailers how the piece of jewelry was manufactured, where it comes from and if contains nickel or not.
The main question is: Is this fashion jewelry product hypoallergenic (free of allergic chemical products)? If you have the guarantee from the factory, go for it. You won't have any problems and you will spend a fraction of the price of solid gold jewelry.
Another important factor when buying fashion jewelry said to be plated in gold or silver or any other precious metal, is to know for sure if the product received a real gold over the raw jewelry or just the color of the gold over it. There is a huge difference between the fake gold and the real one. The fake gold is made of chemical elements than can cause allergies and be harmful to your skin. While the precious gold metal is allergy free and valuable.
Don't be deceived by cheap priced fashion jewelry, there is no such secret when manufacturing products with quality. Even if the labor is the cheapest in the world.