What is gold-fill?
by Tawny Reynolds on Aug 23, 2017
Have you seen jewelry listed as gold-fill and wondered what it meant? Is it actual gold? Is it just another word for cheap gold plating? Or is there gold inside something else?
So, what is gold-fill anyway?
The term "gold-fill" is a bit of a misnomer. A thick coating of gold is pressure-bonded to the surface of another, less-expensive, metal. Unlike the thin layer of gold coating on gold-plated objects however, gold-fill will not flake off or change colors, making it a safe option for those with allergies. Plus, they'll keep their gold appearance for life, giving the look of solid gold at a lower price.
Many of Sundrop Jewelry's designs can be made to order with gold-fill rather than our standard sterling silver. Just add the gold-fill upgrade to your cart along with your Solaris or Demi Earrings, or a gold-fill chain with your pendant necklace. Or, browse the pieces already listed in the shop.
If you're interested in other designs in gold-fill, please contact me - I'd love to work with you on the piece of your dreams!