Just Exactly What is Gold-Filled, Gold-Plated & Vermeil?

Posted by judith on 15th Feb 2010

Gold-filled: is made by heat-and pressure- bonding a thin layer of 14K or 12K gold to a brass core.  The  1/20 notation refers to the ratio of karat gold to brass core by weight, which is 5%.  Karat gold covers the brass surface, making it tarnish-resistant.  The value of gold-filled is greater that gold-plated because […]

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