Gold-filled in a nutshell is an actual layer of gold, pressure bonded to another metal such as silver or jeweler's brass. Gold-filled is not to be confused with flash gold plating because gold-filled is much more thicker than the flash gold plating. Gold-filled is as valuable as silver and sometimes more because of the amount of actual gold it carries. It is tarnish-resistant and does not flake off, rub off, or turn colors. Anyone who can wear solid gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry. Gold-filled jewelry is an economical alternative to solid gold.
Most high-quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as high carat gold. Gold-filled items, even with daily wear and tear, can last 10 to 30 years or more, though the layer of gold will eventually wear off exposing the metal underneath.
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Unfortunately, with its limited availability and lack of versatility of the metal, it is difficult for designers to produce a variety of designs out of gold filled metal because it can't be casted. However, 14k GF chains are always of the best quality looking at the cost and are comparable to solid gold chains, which is what we use here at Veatge.
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