Why do we design with gold-filled?
We use gold filled vs solid gold to allow designs to be affordable to those who love unique pieces but need affordable alternatives to finer jewelry.
Gold filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of 14k or 18k gold, that is bonded to a base metal (brass, sterling or copper). It is NOT gold plated. It is a solid layer of bonded gold allowing the pieces to be worn the exact same as any solid gold 14k gold piece of jewelry.
Gold Filled jewelry are great quality alternatives to solid gold. With proper care and storage you will have jewelry that will last a lifetime at less than half the price of solid gold.
WHAT IS GOLD FILLED?
Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. (Most of the time when able we use Sterling Silver, brass or copper)
Gold filled is not gold plated as gold filled contains more gold than gold plated.
Gold filled is silver or jewelers brass, covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process.
Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant than gold plated.
Gold filled does not flake off, rub off or turn colors.
Anyone who can wear gold, can wear gold filled without worry of allergic reaction.
Gold filled will last as long as 14K gold.
Gold filled is LEAD free.
CAN I SWIM & SHOWER IN MY GOLD FILLED JEWELRY?
Unlike gold plate, it's safe to get your gold filled jewelry wet.
All of the jewelry that saids 14kgf is made with 14k gold fill.
You can wear it to bed, in the shower, and while you exercise.
It's safe to swim in gold filled
(Though I generally suggest avoiding pools and hot tubs for any type of jewelry, because of chemicals used.)
WILL MY GOLD FILLED JEWELRY LAST AS LONG AS SOLID GOLD?
YES! Gold filled jewelry makes collecting and wearing gold, much more affordable while also allowing your pieces longevity.
If cared for the same as you would any fine piece of jewelry, your gold filled piece will go on to be a cherished heirloom.