Gold filled

What is gold filled jewellery?

You may be wondering, what is gold filled jewellery and how it is different to solid gold or gold plated jewellery? Gold filled is also known as ‘rolled gold’ or ‘gold bonded’, and is created by mechanically bonding a layer of gold to a layer of base metal. Gold filled has a distinct layer of gold and the core is usually brass. The gold is then bonded to the surface of the brass using heat and pressure. This is a permanent bond so the gold won’t flake, peel or fall off.

By law, the total weight of a gold filled item must contain 5% (or 1/20) of gold. If it contains less than 5%, it cannot legally be called gold filled.