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Gold-Filled


#1

Hello there I am new here. This will probably sound real stupid
to most people, but I am new at this. My question is “what is
gold-filled” ? I know it is not gold plate, but is the
difference? the degree of the thickness? Help me :O)


#2

Gold Filled must be at least 1/20 of the thickness at least 10k
gold. The standards for gold plated are much lower. Susan


#3

Shannon

Gold filled is placing a thin layer of gold on brass.It is done
by heat and pressure bonding. The 1 / 20 th label means the
ratio of the 14k gold layer to the brass layer by weight.

Bob B


#4
 Gold Filled must be at least 1/20 of the thickness at least
10k gold. The standards for gold plated are much lower. Susan

The gold content will vary, but if it is marked 1/20 14k gold
filles, then 1/20 of the Weight of the metal is 14 k gold. Same
thing applies to other kt values. The gold is a thin layer of
gold that is bonded (rolled) onto a base metal, ususlly bress.
The brass may have gold on both or one side.

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but, Whips and chains excite
me

Bobert


#5

Shannon:

You will probably get some answers about how gold filled jewelry
is made, etc. You have it right, it is thicker than plate, which
can be much less than a thousandth of an inch thick. The FTC, I
think, defines what can be sold as gold filled, and it has to be
at least 1/20 by weigh gold to be called gold filled. Still not
real thick for most pieces, but it wears well.