Gold Filled vs. Gold Plated? What's the Difference?!
“Gold filled” is not actually filled with gold. Gold filled jewelry is created by bonding a thick layer of actual gold to another metal, usually brass, through extreme pressure. The gold content is legally required in the US to be at least 5% of the total weight. As the gold layer is thick, gold-filled jewelry won’t tarnish or fade as quickly as gold plated items. In fact, they can be cleaned and if taken care of well, they can last well over a year!
Gold Filled is has the highest content of gold aside from solid gold. To our dismay, not everything can be made gold filled and so we gold plate instead!