What is Gold-Filled Jewellery?

What is Gold-Filled Jewellery?

It can be quite confusing understanding some of the terminology when buying new jewellery. This blog post explains the difference between gold-filled and gold-plated pieces to help you understand how to choose and look after pieces to maximise their wear.

While both have their own merits, gold-filled jewelry stands out as a great choice - offering longer wear and reducing the risk of tarnishing.

Understanding the Difference

Gold plating involves a thin layer of gold being electroplated onto the surface of another metal, often brass or copper. However, gold-filled jewelry features a thick layer of gold mechanically bonded to a base metal, usually brass or sterling silver, through heat and pressure. Because the gold is bonded on it does not wear off over time like gold-plated jewellery can.

Durability and Longevity

One of the most compelling reasons to opt for gold-filled jewelry is its exceptional durability and longevity. Unlike gold-plated pieces, which may tarnish or wear away over time, gold-filled jewelry retains its radiant luster for years, if not decades. The thick layer of gold ensures resistance to tarnishing, chipping, and fading.

This is why Night Blossom has switched to gold-filled components ensuring your pieces have longer wear and are tarnish free.

Hypoallergenic Properties

For individuals with sensitive skin, the hypoallergenic nature of gold-filled jewelry is a game-changer. The base metals used in gold-filled pieces, such as brass or sterling silver, are less likely to cause allergic reactions compared to the nickel or other alloys often present in gold-plated jewelry. 

Value for Money

While the initial cost of gold-filled jewelry may be slightly higher than its plated counterpart, its long-term value far exceeds the price differential. With proper care, gold-filled pieces can withstand the test of time, offering better value for money. Unlike gold-plated jewelry, which may require frequent re-plating to maintain its appearance, gold-filled adornments remain as good as new.

Eco-Friendly Choice

Unlike gold-plated pieces, which often require harsh chemicals for re-plating and may contribute to environmental degradation, gold-filled adornments offer a more eco-friendly alternative. By opting for durable, long-lasting jewelry, consumers can reduce their ecological footprint.

In conclusion, the benefits of gold-filled jewelry are undeniable. As a small, Dubai based, personalised jewelry brand committed to excellence we have been switching to gold-filled pieces and are very proud of our range of gold filled necklaces and beads that allow you to stack your story for longer 

Night Blossom invites you to explore our exquisite collection of gold-filled jewelry, crafted with passion and precision to elevate your everyday elegance and wear your heart on your wrist.

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