Thursday, August 25, 2016

One of the most frequent questions I get about my jewelry is what "gold fill" really is, and how it is different from gold plate or gold vermeil. So in case you have also been wondering about this, here is the scoop: Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold over another metal (usually brass) which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight. (14k, as a comparison, is 58% gold) Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than electro plated items. Vermeil pieces are primarily silver, with an electroplated layer of gold on the top. I find that it is the next best option (longest lasting and highest quantity of gold) to solid gold, with a fraction of the price tag. So that's why I choose to work with it. ✨✨🔨🔨 #themoreyouknow

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