IS GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY WATERPROOF?


When it comes to gold-filled jewelry, there's a lot of confusion out there. What exactly is it? Is it really made of gold? And perhaps most importantly, is it waterproof? Keep reading to get all your questions answered about this trendy type of jewelry.

 

HOW IS GOLD-FILLED MADE?


Gold-filled jewelry is made by bonding a thin layer of solid gold to a base metal (usually brass). The gold layer is typically 14 karat or 18 karat, rolled out into a very thin sheet and applied to the jewelry piece's surface using heat and pressure.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY?



One of the biggest benefits of gold-filled jewelry is that it's much more affordable than solid gold. It also has all the same great properties as solid gold, including being hypoallergenic and tarnish-resistant. And because there's a thick layer of gold on the surface, gold-filled jewelry looks just like solid gold jewelry - but at a fraction of the price.


IS GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY WATERPROOF?


Now that you know what gold-filled jewelry is and what its benefits are, you're probably wondering if it's waterproof. The answer is yes - sort of. Gold-filled jewelry is water-resistant but not waterproof. That means it can withstand some exposure to water, but you shouldn't wear it while swimming or showering.


The layer of pure gold used in gold-filled jewelry is unaffected by water, even seawater. However, the other metals present in most gold-filled jewelry (brass, silver, usually) can corrode or oxidize over time, and that sometimes results in discoloration or erosion.


In addition, water can dull the bright finish on gold-filled jewelry. So, if you want to keep your gold-filled jewelry looking its best, it's best to avoid getting it wet. Especially keep it away from hot water (Avoid wearing it in hot tubs or saunas), which can cause the gold layer to peel away from the base metal.


WRAPPING UP:


In general, gold-filled jewelry is a great option if you're looking for an affordable, stylish, and durable piece of jewelry. Just be sure to avoid getting it wet, and it will last you a long time.


Do you have any questions about gold-filled jewelry? Let us know by emailing us at info@bonheurjewelry.com