What Is Gold-Filled Jewelry?
Gold-filled jewelry is created by bonding solid gold to a base metal like sterling silver or copper. "Bonding" is a heat and pressure process, as opposed to plating, which uses electricity to adhere gold ions to a base metal. We will always mark each piece with the karat of gold and base metals used.
We typically use 18k gold on sterling silver. 18k gold is composed of 75% gold and 25% alloy. We will never use gold that is mixed with nickel!
Why Should I Buy Gold-Filled Jewelry?
Gold-filled jewelry is less expensive than solid gold jewelry, and it is actually more durable and stays shiny for decades. Gold is a very soft material, so it is easily scratched and damaged unless it is mixed with a harder metal like copper or silver.