What's The Difference Between Gold-plated and Gold-filled?

Want to know what's on many people's mind?! Well, lately, we've been fortunate enough to participate many pop-ups and there's been a common question many of our customers have been asking us- and that's what exactly is the difference between gold-filled versus gold-plated? 

Yes, there is a world to familiarize ourself with amidst god-plated, gold-filled, and solid gold, and we're happy to help you out with this special sparkle blog post! 

What to know between gold-plated and golf-filled jewelry:

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As jewelry lovers, we love to share fun facts when it comes to knowing more about the special sparkle statements we love to shine with in our day-to-day endeavors. Let's start by breaking down in categories of gold with the famous option of golf-plated jewelry.

Usually the least expensive option, gold-plated jewelry is comprised with a low-end metal such as copper or brass then bonded with a thin layer of  gold (i.e. 14,18, 24KT). Usually, gold-plated jewelry requires the extra care with avoiding contact with water, lotions, perfumes...etc. Next up entails a stronger layer of gold, known as gold filled, that's sometimes pressed with 2-3 layers of solid gold, bonded on a base metal. Hence, gold-filled has a much stronger resistance to any fading/tarnishing and can last an average of 30 years. An added value to gold-filled jewelry options is its benefit to those who may suffer from skin allergies with lower base metals such as brass, copper, or nickel since the extra layering of gold acts as a coat. 

Lastly, the queen to all these categories would be solid gold where the piece of jewelry is made entirely out of gold. With solid gold designs, the price tends to be the most expensive option, yet the jewelry piece lasts a lifetime.

Ultimately, when it comes to designing a Jessica Santander jewelry piece, we place utmost value, care, and attention to offering the best possible design options at the best price points, which reflects our collections in an array of gold-plated, gold-filled, and solid gold. 

Which gold jewelry category do you best prefer, we'd love to hear from you! 

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