what is gold filled?

What does it mean when jewelry is 14k gold filled? 

Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold (typically constituting at least 5% of the item's total weight) that is pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filling is one of the most valuable and tarnish resistant processes for creating gold jewelry and other items.

The process uses a permanent bonding method that incorporates extremely high temperatures and pressure. The result is a much thicker layer of precious metal when compared to PVD and coating. Because this process is much more intense and requires more gold, the price tag of course will be higher than with other processes.

Gold filled jewelry is actually an economical alternative to solid gold! And thanks to its durability, your gold filled product can last a lifetime.

So put it on, and leave it on!