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Many people are not aware of the differences between "gold-filled" and "gold-plated" jewelry. Basically, Gold-Filled jewelry is of a higher quality. It is also sometimes referred to as "Rolled Gold". Any Gold-Filled item is regulated by the government (as is solid gold) and must be at least 5% gold by weight. It is a professional jeweler's quality wire. I prefer to use 14kt gold and 14kt gold-filled wire instead of 10 kt.
QUALITY THAT COUNTS
Gold-Plate, on the other hand, is a microscopic film of gold particles that have been adhered to most any kind of base metal by means of an electroplating (or dipping) process. Gold-Plate is often sold as "gold-filled" (against regulation) or is often called other things such as "gold-overlay" in order to mislead the consumer. It is often difficult to initially see the difference between gold-filled and gold-plate jewelry. However, due to the gold particles, gold-plate has the tendency to chip, flake, and wear off.
Gold-filled jewelry is economical & durable -- you enjoy the look and feel of gold at a fraction of the cost. Solid 14kt gold items are also available by request.
All gold products I offer meet federal standards for quality and content and are warranted to never tarnish, chip, or wear off. I use solid Sterling Silver wire (.925) and it will last just as any Sterling Silver item -- however, Sterling Silver does naturally tarnish, but it can be cleaned with any type of silver cleaner.
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