Gold Plated vs Gold Filled
How long does Gold Filled jewelry last?
Most high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as high carat (solid) gold items, even with daily wear, these pieces can last 10 to 30 years. Nevertheless, the layer of gold will eventually wear off exposing the metal underneath. Gold filled jewelry will not wear off over time, and if taken care of properly it can last a lifetime.
Is Gold Filled real gold?
Gold Filled is not the equivalent as Solid Gold. It is a fraction of the cost of Solid Gold and it is prepared by bonding gold to a base metal to give it the appearance of gold. The process involves a high amount of heat and pressure and the resultant gold filled piece is typically more durable than a gold plated piece.
Does Gold Filled turn green?
Gold-filled is unquestionably your best option after solid gold for quality and durability. It will not flake off or turn your skin green and offers a great option for people with sensitive skin. Gold-filled jewelry can stay beautiful for a lifetime, especially with a little care.