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Gold Filled vs Gold Plated

Are you a jewelry lover looking to add some sparkle to your collection?
When it comes to gold jewelry, there are a few key differences between 14k gold filled jewelry and gold plated jewelry that you should know about.
Let's break it down and the main reason we choose to use only 14K Gold Filled beads in all of our pieces.

What is 14k Gold Filled Jewelry?

14k gold filled jewelry is made by bonding a thick layer of 14k gold to a base metal core. This results in a durable and long-lasting piece of jewelry that won't tarnish or fade easily. Here are some key points to remember:

  • Contains a thicker layer of gold compared to gold plated jewelry
  • Water resistant 
  • Higher quality and longer lasting

What is Gold Plated Jewelry?

Gold plated jewelry, on the other hand, is made by covering a base metal with a thin layer of gold through a process called electroplating. While gold plated jewelry is more affordable, it will not last as long as 14k gold filled jewelry. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

  • More prone to tarnishing and fading over time
  • Generally more affordable option

At Tatiana M Designs we strive to use only the finest high-quality materials, which is why we choose to only use 14k gold filled beads made in the USA!

Shop our 14K gold filled collection and see the difference!