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"Gold Filled" is an industry standard that requires the presence of 3-5% pure gold by weight. Gold-filled jewelry is created through a heat and pressure bonding process which attaches multiple layers of solid gold to jewelers brass. The result is a durable and affordable option that looks and feels like solid gold. 

Gold filled jewelry is stamped as a fraction (14/20 GF) or as a representation of  the karat (18K GF).

Gold Filled Jewelry Is

    • Hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause an allergic reaction)
    • Water Resistant (can be worn in clean water)
    • Tarnish Resistant (doesn't easily change colors)


Is gold-filled the same as gold plated?

NO. Gold-filled jewelry has 100x more gold alloy than gold plated. Gold-filled jewelry is created through a heat and pressure bonding process which attaches multiple layers of solid gold to jewelers brass,  because that layer is so much thicker, it means gold-filled jewelry lasts longer and stands up to wear and tear better than gold plated. 

Will gold-filled jewelry turn my skin green?

Gold filled jewelry is tarnish resistant and will not turn your skin green. Skin discoloration is usually a chemical reactions occurring due to an exposure to a  base metals (such as copper or brass). When jewelry that is electroplated chips or wears off, the base metals become exposed and cause discoloration. 

Gold filled jewelry is created through heat and pressure binding multiple layers of solid gold to a metal core. This process creates a thick and durable layer of gold that does not easily chip nor wear off, protecting your skin from possible reactions. 

Whats the difference between USA and Brazilian Gold Filled? 

We source our jewelry from both USA and Brazilian manufacturers. Brazilian gold filled jewelry ranges between 3-5% gold in weight. USA industry standards require a minimum of 5% gold by weight, marking them at a slightly higher price point due to the greater percentage of gold present

Does gold-filled jewelry tarnish or change colors?

Tarnish or oxidation is a naturally occurring product of a chemical reaction between a metal and non-metal compound such as oxygen or sulfur dioxide. Since gold-filled jewelry is covered in a layer of solid gold (and gold doesn't tarnish) your jewelry can maintain its color and shine for years. However, it's important to know that various factors can break down the layers of gold and potentially result in darkening to discoloration. 

Learn more here  https://www.floszbrand.com/blogs/the-brand-1/caring-for-your-gold-fil


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