Why Gold Filled Wins: Choosing the Best Material for Your Permanent Jewelry
When choosing a piece of jewelry that’s meant to last, understanding the difference between gold plated, gold filled, and even solid gold can make a world of difference. But why does it matter? Especially when it comes to permanent jewelry, like the pieces we offer at Bonded By Gigi, choosing the right material is crucial.
So, let's break it down.
Gold plated pieces are made by applying a very thin layer of gold onto the surface of another, less expensive metal, usually through electroplating. While gold plated jewelry can be affordable and give the initial appearance of pure gold, it tends to wear off over time, especially with everyday wear.
Solid gold, the purest form of gold jewelry, while beautiful and valuable, is not always the best option for pieces that need to withstand the test of time and daily wear. It's softer, more prone to scratching and denting, which can mar its beauty over time.
Gold filled, on the other hand, is a far more durable option. The gold in gold filled jewelry is mechanically bonded to the base metal (usually brass or silver), and the gold content is much higher - typically 5% by weight. This results in a piece that's much more resilient, can withstand daily wear, and retains its beautiful gold finish much longer.
Gold filled jewelry offers the best of both worlds. It carries the beautiful golden aesthetics of solid gold while maintaining the durability and strength necessary for permanent wear. Its bonding process ensures that it won't tarnish or wear off as easily as gold plated or even solid gold jewelry would.
At Bonded By Gigi, we prioritize quality, longevity, and style, which is why we offer gold filled chain and sterling silver charms for our permanent pieces. We believe in providing jewelry that not only looks fantastic but also stands up to daily wear and stands the test of time. After all, we're not just creating jewelry - we're creating lifelong style statements.
So, whether you're considering a permanent bracelet, necklace, or anklet, make the gold-filled choice. With its durability, lasting beauty, and affordability, gold filled jewelry from Bonded By Gigi is the clear choice for those who value both style and substance. Because you deserve a piece that's as enduring as it is exquisite.