posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
539 posts
Busy bee

@FutureMrsHolmes:  rose gold filled means it isn’t solid gold. which means that it will probably not last forever. if you are looking for rose gold, you want to make sure it is SOLID 14kt, etc.


Post # 4
3659 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think that means it’s a cheap, non-precious metal that is plated with rose gold.

Post # 7
539 posts
Busy bee

@FutureMrsHolmes:  np 🙂 and as a right hand ring it will be fine! I have a rose gold filled necklace and it is holding up pretty well.

Post # 8
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I’d buy gold filled over plated for sure, the gold is thicker and will last longer. It is a layer of gold bonded to a base metal. I do not believe that gold filled jewelry will lose it’s color. 

Post # 9
3944 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Gold filled is a form of plating regulated by the FTC. It is a base metal covered by a layer of gold. If the gold layer is 10K, the gold must equal 1/10 the weight of the metal. If it is 12K or higher, it must equal 1/20. Given that many gold platings can be mere microns thick, gold filled is generally a slightly higher quality plating, but ultimately it is still plating. At some point, the gold WILL wear away, exposing the base metal underneath.

If you are looking for a long-term wear piece, it is generally recommended you buy something solid, so the gold and alloy mix is the same all the way through.

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