Post # 1
I’ve been looking for wedding bands and I keep seeing these gold filled ads. What exactly is the difference in gold plated and gold filled? is one better then the other or are they really the same thing with someone wanting to slap a new fresh name on to trick people into buying something cheap?
Post # 3
According to Wikipedia:
Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver(to make silver-gilt), by chemical or electrochemical plating.
Gold-filled jewelry, also known as “rolled gold” or “rolled gold plate” is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. Some high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as 14 karat (58%) gold. In the USA the quality of gold filled is defined by the Federal Trade Commission.
Post # 4
You wiki’ed it thats so sweet 🙂 thanks
Post # 5
Gold filled will definitely hold up longer than plated, but it’s not solid gold.