Gold filled jewelry is made by pressure bonding an actual layer of gold to another metal. Although a gold filled piece of jewelry is not solid gold, it has the same desirable properties and look of solid gold. It won’t tarnish and will not rub off or turn colors. You can wear gold filled without worries of an allergic reaction. Although the layer of gold in gold filled pieces varies between 14k, 18k and 24k.
#1 - Is gold-filled the same as gold plated?
No. Not only are their manufacturing processes different, but the amount of gold alloy used on gold-filled pieces is different than gold-plated. Gold-filled jewelry has 100x more gold alloy than gold plated and that means gold-filled jewelry lasts longer and stands up to wear and tear better than gold plated.
#2 - Can gold-filled tarnish?
Gold-filled jewelry are a lifetime jewelries because the gold layer bonded to the brass core is quite thick. However, in rare instances of extreme sulfide exposure, it can tarnish, but it takes special circumstances for that to happen. It all depends on how much you take a good care of your gold filled jewelry.
Gold-filled jewelry can last a lifetime if you take care of it properly. See our Jewelry Care Tips
#3 - How about Skin Sensitivity
It is essential to pay attention to your skin’s sensitivity. If you are allergic to metals such as copper, silver, brass, or rhodium, gold-filled is a better option for you. We try to offer you the best quality of gold filled jewelry.