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Metals we use: Gold Filled vs. 10 K, 14 K, 18 K, 22 K, 24 K Gold

Metals we use: Gold Filled vs. 10 K, 14 K, 18 K, 22 K, 24 K Gold

We mostly use 14 and 18 K Gold and we may make some designs with gold-filled metal. But what are the differences between Gold-filled and 10K-24K Gold? It's the percentage of gold in the metal. Gold-filled or Gold-fill metal is not pure gold, nor the same as gold-plated metal or vermeil.  It is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% or 1/20th of the item's total weight, mechanically bonded to another metal. Gold-filled has 100% more gold than gold-plated or vermeil metal. It wears well and does not tarnish nor flake with proper care, looks like 14 K or 18 K gold to...

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