14k Gold Filled jewelry is regulated and legally required to contain 5% solid gold by weight. Gold filled looks, wears, and typically lasts a lifetime like solid gold. It contains roughly 100 times more gold than gold plated jewelry.
Gold Plating is unregulated and on most plated jewelry it is so thin that it can be rubbed off with a pencil eraser. Gold plated jewelry does not stand up to heat, water or wear over time. It often flakes and tarnishes.
Our gold filled jewelry is made of high quality 14K gold.
Gold-filled jewelry has 100x more gold alloy than gold plated and because that layer is so much thicker, it means gold-filled jewelry lasts longer and stands up to wear and tear better than gold plated. Gold filled is much more economical than solid gold and is best for long wear and sensitive skin.
The layer of gold alloy on gold-plated jewelry is so minuscule it is barely noticeable in the above image. All it would take is one small scratch on a gold-plated piece to expose the jeweler's brass underneath. Due to the thin layer of gold which can easily wear off, gold plated pieces can tarnish once the core metal is exposed