Gold-filled VS Gold-Plated
You may have askted yourself "isn't Gold-filled the same as Gold-Plated?". Well the answer is no.
Here is a small picture explaining the difference :)
Gold-filled is a quality alternative to solid gold. This treatment, coming from the United States, consists in the application of a strong solid gold layer on the base metal with heat and pressure. Gold-filled is not to be confused with Gold Plated as there are indeed 50 to 100 times more gold in a Gold-filled product than in a Gold Plated one (Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% of solid gold by weight). Gold-filled is much more valuable and durable than gold-plated; it does not flake, fade nor change color. Anyone who can wear Gold can wear Gold-filled without any risk of an allergy (even with earrings!). Gold-filled jewelry is an economical alternative to solid gold and can be easily cleaned. At Zoaje, we use 14k and 18k Gold-filled.
Here are a few of our jewels made with 14k and 18k Gold-filled:
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