GOLD FILLED VS SOLID GOLD

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Gold jewelry is one of the most popular items that people buy to accessorize. For many, gold jewelry is an investment for future generations. The question now is which type of gold makes the best option when you are looking at buying jewelry.

 

WHAT IS GOLD FILLED?

Gold filled is a type of jewelry made using an actual layer of at least 10k gold bonded to another metal, usually copper or brass via electroplating. The amount of gold in this layer is at least 1/20th (five percent) of the weight of the total product.

Solid gold has a high price because of gold's rarity. Gold filled, however, is less expensive and offers the same aesthetic benefits.

 

WHAT IS SOLID GOLD?

Solid gold jewelry is 100% pure 24k gold. This material is very the price range you want to invest in your jewelry purchase. It is very expensive and typically reserved for special occasion pieces with an heirloom quality, such as wedding bands or engagement rings.

Solid gold is further categorized into white, yellow, rose, green or pink gold by the amount of alloy mixed in to increase durability and hardness.

 

CONCLUSION

Gold filled and solid gold jewelry are both good options for anyone looking to purchase jewelry. However, they offer different benefits at various price points. Gold filled is a lower cost option but offers many of the same visual qualities as solid gold. Solid gold jewelry is expensive but also an investment piece that you will keep forever because of its increased durability.