Gold filled products consist of an actual layer of gold that is pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filling is one of the most valuable and tarnish resistant processes for creating gold jewelry and other items. If properly cared for, your gold filled product can last a lifetime and thanks to its durability, there's no need to worry about wear. Gold filled jewelry is actually an economical alternative to solid gold. This process uses a permanent bonding method that incorporates extremely high temperatures and pressure. The result is a much thicker layer of precious metal when compared to PVD and coating. Because this process is much more intense and requires more gold, the price tag of course will be higher than with other processes. However, gold filled jewelry is actually an economical alternative to solid gold.

Gold-filled material has a much higher amount of gold in it and is much more valuable. This is a durable piece that will not tarnish or chip. It is also safe for those with metal allergies.

Gold-filled is much more expensive than gold plated material and will last longer; however, it does have a life span of about 10 to 30 years, unlike pure gold pieces which will last forever.

What is the difference between gold filled jewellery and gold plated jewellery?

Gold filled jewellery:

  • has 100x more real gold than gold plated
  • is tarnish and peel resistant (unlike gold plated material)
  • is a beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold
  • can be worn by people with sensitive skin
  • can be cleaned and washed in mild soap and water.

In conclusion

14K gold filled jewelry is a more affordable alternative to solid gold, fold filled jewellery is made when a layer of gold is pressure bonded to another metal. It is not the same as gold plated jewellery as it is made with more gold, is tarnish and peel resistant and is more valuable.