Gold filled is a layer of gold pressure bonded to a base metal. A great alternative gold plating because its more durable, more affordable, and more versatile. A few things to remember;
Gold filled contains a total of 5% or 1/20 of gold by weight. The layer of gold bonded is 14kt compared to the microscopic layer from gold plating.
Gold filled jewelry is tarnish and chip resistant, if properly maintained and cleaned.
Although gold filled jewelry is tarnish resistant, here are a few tips to help keep its shine over the years
- Avoid exposure to chlorine, pools, hot tubs and anything with strong chemicals like perfume, lotions, and makeup.
- Avoid working out or doing any physical activities with your jewelry on
- Regularly clean your jewelry using mild soap. Do not rub, simply pat dry
- Clean your jewelry by wiping it with a soft, moist cloth and mild soap. Finish by assuring the piece is dried well with a polishing cloth.