We are now offering 14K gold filled artisan made jewelry with delicate looking wire wrapped gemstone designs.
What is Gold Filled?
Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold. Gold plating is the lower level and these items tend to tarnish and can often times turn the skin green. Gold Filled: Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal.
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal.
The related terms "rolledgold plate" and "gold overlay" may be used if the layer of goldconstitutes less than 5% of the item's weight.