WHAT IS GOLD FILLED?
Gold filled is a beautiful, more affordable alternative to solid gold. It’s created by taking a thick layer of 14k solid gold and bonding it through extreme heat and pressure onto a brass or silver base.
The color looks exactly like 14k gold.Anyone who can wear gold can wear gold-filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry.
GOLD FILLED vs. GOLD PLATED
Gold filled jewelry won’t flake, chip, peel, or turn colors and is much more valuable and tarnish resistant than gold-plated or “dipped” products. That's because there's 100 times more gold in gold filled than in gold plate.
CARING FOR YOUR GOLD FILLED JEWELRY
Your new gold filled jewelry can be loved for many years when properly cared for.
We've listed some best practices below to help you extend the life of your new jewelry:
- Always remove jewelry before swimming and bathing.
- Apply perfumes and creams well before putting on your jewelry.
- It’s best to store your jewelry in an airtight container such as a small plastic baggie.
CLEANING YOUR GOLD FILLED JEWELRY
Occasionally, gold filled can tarnish over time and quicker depending on skin, the environment and lifestyle circumstances.
To clean your jewelry, rub with warm sudsy water (use a gentle household soap like liquid dove) using a cloth or very soft toothbrush - this helps reach small nooks and crannies.
Rinse off all the soap with clean water.
Dry your jewelry with a clean cloth or paper towel. (Don't let it air dry.)