What is 14k gold filled and how to take care of it:
what is 14k gold filled?
“Gold-filled” is a USA industry standard that legally requires 1/20th, or 5% pure gold by weight. It’s a strictly regulated process that involves pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14k gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality jeweler’s brass resulting in a durable, quality real gold product.
Is 14k Gold-Filled Good Quality?
YES! It is the next best thing in quality to real gold. It will not flake off or turn your skin green it is also a great option for people with sensitive skin. Gold-filled jewelry can stay beautiful for a lifetime, especially with a little care.
Does GOLD-FILLED Tarnish?
14k Gold filled materials are not supposed to tarnish. Although It's possible for gold-fill to tarnish under certain circumstances, it should not tarnish easily and if it does you CAN clean it off.
Does It Contain Nickel?
No. None of our jewelry contains nickel.
Is Gold-Filled Jewelry okay for people with Sensitive Skin?
Yes, gold filled jewelry is hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin. A majority of people find they have no sensitivity to gold-filled jewelry. Reasoning for this is that the outside of the piece is solid 14k gold, it interacts with your skin in the same way solid 14k gold would. If you do not have any sensitivities to solid gold, you should find that gold filled materials will be ok for you as well.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF GOLD FILLED JEWELRY?
The best care you can give your pieces is to clean them gently with water, mild soap, and a soft cloth once per month. You can use an old toothbrush to do this.
-Avoid storing your gold filled pieces in the bathroom or anywhere humid.
-Avoid exposure to lotions, harsh soaps/detergents and chemicals or wash them off your jewelry immediately, especially gold-fill chain.
-Also avoid chlorinated pools/jacuzzis and if possible remove your jewelry when showering.
-Store your jewelry in a ziploc bag or airtight container to avoid possibility of tarnishing when you aren't wearing it.