A common question we get is, "Can I wear gold-filled jewelry every day?" To which we usually reply, "Yes, you could...but should you?" 

Q: How is Gold-Filled Jewelry Made?

Gold-filled jewelry is created by taking a solid gold piece and bonding it to another metal with heat and pressure. The gold layer must be at least 1/20th the total weight of the item, making it much more affordable than solid gold jewelry but still durable enough to last for many years with proper care.


Q: Is Gold-Filled Durable?

A: Now that we know what gold-filled jewelry is, let's talk about whether or not it's durable enough to be worn daily. The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, gold-filled jewelry is one of the most durable types of jewelry on the market. Thanks to the mechanical gilding process, the layer of gold bonded to the base metal is much thicker than what you would find in gold-plated jewelry. This means that your gold-filled jewelry is less likely to fade over time.

Q: What Happens if I Wear Gold-Filled Jewelry Every Day? 

A: The biggest problem with wearing gold-filled jewelry every day is that the gold layer can eventually wear away, exposing the base metal underneath. This can happen if you wear your jewelry in the shower or while swimming, as exposure to water, will speed up the process. Additionally, if you wear your gold-filled jewelry while working out or doing other activities that cause you to sweat, the moisture can also contribute to the deterioration of the gold layer.

In short, if you want your gold-filled jewelry to last, you need to take care of it and treat it gently. That means taking it off before showering or swimming and avoiding exposure to household chemicals, lotions, and perfumes. If you do all of that and still find that your gold-filled jewelry is starting to show signs of wear, then it's time for some TLC.


Q: How Long Does Gold-Filled Jewelry Last?

Gold-filled jewelry can last for a very long time. In fact, if you take good care of your gold-filled jewelry, it can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years.

Q: How Do I Clean Gold-Filled Jewelry?

A: Start by gathering your materials. You will need a soft cloth and some mild soap or detergent if your jewelry is particularly dirty. Next, fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild soap or detergent. To scrub your jewelry, submerge it in the water and use a soft cloth to gently rub away any dirt or grime that has built up over time. Finally, rinse your gold-filled jewelry with clean water and dry it thoroughly before storing it safely away. Voila! Your gold-filled jewelry is now looking as good as new. But don't forget this cleaning process is only meant for gold-filled jewelry and should not be used on other types of precious metals. So keep that in mind before you get to scrubbing!

How to Care for Gold-Filled Jewelry:

Gold-filled jewelry can last a lifetime with the proper care. If you’re new to gold-filled jewelry, here are some tips on how to keep your pieces looking beautiful and lasting long:

1. Remove all jewelry before showering or swimming. Chlorine and other pool chemicals can damage the gold plating on your jewelry.
2. Don’t expose your gold-filled jewelry to harsh chemicals, such as hair spray, perfume, or cleaning products. These can also damage the gold plating on your jewelry and make it look dull or discolored.
3. Keep your jewelry in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight when you’re not wearing it.
4. Clean your jewelry gently with a soft cloth to remove dirt, oil, and other residues.
5. Avoid using abrasive jewelry cleaners on your gold-filled pieces, as this can damage the plating and cause it to chip or peel away.
6. Have your gold-filled jewelry professionally inspected and serviced every few years to restore its sparkle.

Wrapping Up:

We hope this article has helped to clear up any confusion you may have had about gold-filled jewelry. As we said before, gold-filled jewelry is a great option if you're looking for an affordable alternative to solid gold. Just keep in mind that, like all jewelry, it does require some special care to keep it looking its best