Gold-filled items are made by combining a layer, or layers, of gold alloy to a base metal (usually brass), then rolling or drawing the metal to the desired thickness and shape. It has a long life and can be worn by most people without reactions or difficulties.
Gold-finished is a base metal of brass or steel which is electroplated with a non-standardized thickness of a material that is gold in color.
The best way to ensure you are buying good quality products is to buy from a reputable dealer that guarantees their products. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® tests and labels those products so you always know what you are getting. For more information, please review the informative articles and chart listed in the resource section below.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
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