What is Gold-Filled Jewelry?
What Is Gold-filled Jewelry?
Gold-filled is made from solid "Gold" and "filled" with other alloys. Gold-filled wears like solid Gold because its outer surface is solid Gold. Electroplating is NOT a part of this process. Gold-filled is created by using heat and pressure to fuse a layer of Karat Gold to copper, brass, or some other base metal. The bond produced is a permanent one.
How Long Will Gold-Filled Jewelry Last?
Gold-filled offers all the same physical characteristics as solid Gold such as beauty, durability, and strength, but at a fraction of the cost. With reasonable care, it will last a lifetime.
How Do I Care For My Gold-filled Jewelry?
Cleaning is recommended to maintain its beauty. Wipe your jewelry carefully with a soft cloth to keep it clean and free of elements which oxidize.
BUYER BEWARE: If a listing says "Gold-plate/Gold-filled" something is wrong! The jewelry in question can NOT be both. It is either one or the other! Ask the seller if the piece is stamped Gold-filled. If the jewelry is truly 12K or 14K Gold-filled, it will be stamped on the clasp.