what is gold filled?

18k gold filled is a beautiful more affordable alternative to solid gold as it is a genuine layer of gold permanently bonded onto base metal with heat and pressure that contains 100+ times more gold than gold plated.

It is extremely durable, won't chip or flake, is tarnish resistant, and is a great alternative to expensive solid gold jewellery. It looks great and with proper care gold filled jewellery can also be worn by people with sensitive skin since its 100% hypoallergenic, lead and nickel free.