Goldfilled is a base metal (such as copper, brass or even silver) that is pressed into a thick layer of gold. Heat and pressure cause both metals to melt, resulting in goldfilled.
It is a different process to the gold plate or gold vermeil, which makes it much more resistant to use and offers us several benefits.
Advantages of Goldfilled:
- Due to its durability, it can be used even in the pool or sea without the gold layer falling off.
- It's cheaper than gold.
- It's hypoallergenic.
- Ideal for daily use
Disadvantages of Goldfilled:
- Its manufacture requires industrial processes, so it is usually only handled in mass productions and not in custom designs.
- It cannot be cut or filed for repairs, because it would bring out the base metal.
Although it's hard to find design options in Goldfilled, it's an excellent choice for chains and necklaces. For example, the gold chains that accompany our pendants are goldfilled to prevent the color from fading with use.
If you want to know more, visit the blog post: Gold, Goldfilled, Gold Vermeil or Gold Plate?