What is gold filled?
Gold filled- it's a strictly regulated process that involves pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14K or 18K gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality jeweler’s brass resulting in a top quality, beautiful, durable, products that are great for day to day wear. Gold filled is tarnish resistant and water friendly.
To clean gold filled, use a mild soap and lukewarm water and soak your piece in the solution for a few minutes. Gently scrub your piece with a soft bristled toothbrush or your fingers. Gently pat your piece dry or use a blow dry on high heat, standing about a foot away.
Gold filled jewelry is amazing for everyday wear, but avoiding certain things will help prolong its lifetime and shine. Here are some guidelines to follow:
- Don't apply harsh chemicals directly on the pieces (e.g. hand sanitizer, lotion, perfume, sunscreen, shampoo or conditioners that are high in chemicals). If you are applying these on your body, put your jewelry on after everything is applied.
- Avoid swimming in the ocean, as the salt water can harm the gold.
- Avoid pools and hot tubs, as the chlorine will damage the gold.
- When you are not wearing your gold filled jewelry, store it in a sealed zip lock bag.
If you do accidentally do these a few times, not to worry! Gold filled is very durable. That being said, following these guidelines, will help your pieces to last longer.