Gold vs. Gold Filled
It's a question I'm frequently asked by clients who value jewelry. Let's explore the differences between gold, gold filled and gold plated jewelry.
Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability. Karatage, denoted by a number followed by "k" indicates purity, or how much of the metal in a piece of jewelry is gold. Karatage is expressed in 24ths, making 24k gold, 100% gold. Fine jewelry is usually 14 k, 18 k or 24 k gold.
A simple band available in either 14 k gold or 14 k gold fill. Click here for details.