What is the Difference between Gold Fillings 14kgf and Gold Plate?

Our Surf Jewellery Collection is:

  • original and handcrafted in Japan just for Aroma Moon Noosa
  • only uses AA-quality rare gemstones
  • uses 14kgf special hooks perfect for surfing and active sports

and what is 14kgf?

First of all, “Gold-filled” is a USA industry standard that legally requires 1/20th or 5% pure gold by weight.  It’s a strictly regulated process that involves pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14k gold with extreme heat over a core of high-quality jeweller’s brass resulting in a durable, quality real gold product.

Gold-filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold.  Gold plating or vermeil is the lower level and these items tend to tarnish and can often times turn the skin green.  I never use anything less the gold-fill or solid gold in my designs.  

It's an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. Gold-filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold-filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. Gold-filled jewellery is an economical alternative to solid gold.

Q: What's the difference between gold-filled and gold plated?

A: There’s a lot more gold in gold-filled and the gold is attached in a way that’s much more durable. Also, the standards for 14k gold-fill are strictly regulated, while the standards for "gold plated" encompass a broad range of thicknesses, so you can't be sure how much gold is in the plated layer.

Q: Is Gold-filled Better than plated?

A: Yes. If you'd like to understand why we explore the two processes in more depth in another post here.


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