all gold is not created equal

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

What is the difference between gold filled vs gold plated? Most more affordable gold tone jewelry is plated because it’s cheaper to make. It has a very thin layer of gold, just enough to give the base metal (usually brass) that golden color, but it’s easy to tarnish, chip, or peel. ⁣ Gold-filled jewelry is made by wrapping layers of solid gold sheets around a base metal making it stronger and less likely to peel or chip. Legally, gold filled items are required to contain 5% gold by weight, whereas gold plated items is estimated to be more around 0.05%. The thicker solid gold layer also makes it safer for people with sensitive skin. ⁣ All our jewelry at is gold-filled so you can rest assured that what you wear is made from quality materials and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin.

Which do you prefer?



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