What is gold-filled jewelry?
GOLD FILLED is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. As a matter of fact, anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry. Gold filled jewelry is an economical alternative to solid gold!
What is Gold and Silver Plated jewelry?
Gold and silver plated jewelry is made by using electricity or chemicals to deposit and bond a very thin layer of gold and silver over another metal. This process creates a layer as thin as 1/1000 to 3/1000 of an inch of gold/silver over a more affordable metal, usually copper or brass
The downside of plating jewelry is that the layer fades and tarnishes over time.
What is Rhodium Plated jewelry ?
Rhodium plated jewelry is involves plating the jewelry with a surface that guards against scratches that also gives a reflective white appearance. It is most commonly found on White Gold jewelry but can also be used on silver and other materials.
It increases shine, luster and durability. Make your jewelry more resistant to scratches and if it's silver, less prone to tarnishing. Another popular benefit to rhodium plating is the fact that it makes your jewelry hypoallergenic. This is because it's nickel-free.
But still ,wear and tear will wear off the plating too.It may need to be re-applied every couple years.
What is silver -filled ?
Silver filled metal is made by bonding a layer of sterling silver over a core of another metal (usually copper). It involves a much thicker layer (100times) of silver than is used in silver plated metals. Its less costly then 925silver.