Gold-filled jewelry is a solid layer of quality gold heat bonded to an internal jewelers metal. It has all the great characteristics of solid gold jewelry. It is extremely long lasting and if taken care of will last you a lifetime. Gold-filled jewelry is much more valuable than gold-plated. In fact, there is almost 100 percent more gold in gold-filled items than is found in gold-plated items.
Gold-filled items have a much thicker layer of gold on them, and the gold is a much higher quality. In fact, it is just a step down from solid gold when it comes to quality and value. Speaking of solid gold, pure gold is very soft and is not a good choice for jewelry; that is why an alloy is almost always used for gold jewelry items, even in jewelry pieces worth an incredible amount of money.
You won’t need to worry about gold-filled jewelry tarnishing, and even if you have an allergy to certain metals, you won’t have to worry about allergies from metals such as nickel. You can’t say the same about gold-plated jewelry.