What is Gold Filled and why is it the next best thing to solid gold?A:
The answer is found simply in the word “Gold Filled”. Gold Filled is made from solid “gold” and “filled” with other alloys. Gold Filled wears like solid gold because its outer surface is solid gold. Electroplating is NOT a part of this process.
I have a sample of a chain that I would like to have matched by your company how do I submit it for a price quote?A:
Contact your sales person or our customer service department and they will provide you with instructions on how to send your chain and receive a price quote with the return of your sample.
What are some of the advantages of Gold Filled?A:
Gold Filled has been referred to as the “Gold of the Future” because it offers all the same physical characteristics as solid gold such as beauty, durability, and strength, but at a fraction of the cost. Since the gold is on the outer surface area, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between solid gold and Gold Filled, except when it comes to the cost!
How is Gold Filled Made?A:
Gold Filled is made by fusing a layer of Karat Gold to a suitable supporting metal (or alloy) using equipment that carefully controls pressure, heat, and time. The bond produced is a permanent one.
How can I tell if it is Genuine Gold Filled?A:
You can tell Gold Filled by the quality mark along with the manufacturer’s name and or Trademark on each piece. Gold Filled must have a layer of real gold, 10karat or better. The quality mark will identify its karat, for example, 14 karat Gold Filled may also be marked as 1/20 14K.
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