Gold Filled Gold is a base metal (such as copper, brass or even silver) that is pressed into a thick layer of gold. Heat and pressure melt both metals, resulting in rolled gold.
It is a different process than gold plating, which makes it much more resistant to use and offers us several benefits.
Advantages of Rolled Gold:
- Due to its durability, it can be used even in the pool or the sea without the gold layer peeling off or falling off.
- It is cheaper than gold.
- It is hypoallergenic.
- Ideal for everyday use
Disadvantages of Rolled Gold:
- Its manufacture requires industrial processes, so it is usually only handled in series productions and not in custom designs.
- It cannot be cut or filed for repairs, because it would bring out the base metal ("pull out the copper").
Although it is difficult to find design options in Gold Laminate, it is an excellent option for chains and necklaces. For example, the golden chains that accompany our charms are made of laminated gold, to prevent them from fading or staining with use.
If you want to know more about the different gold plating and finishing options, visit the blog post: Solid Gold, Laminated Gold, Gold Plated or Gold Plating, which one to choose?