What is gold-fill?
Despite its somewhat misleading name, “gold-fill” jewelry is not actually filled with gold—it’s really the opposite. To make gold-fill jewelry, multiple layers of solid gold are pressure-bonded to a core of high-quality jeweler’s brass using extreme heat. (Industry standards dictate that your piece must be 5% solid gold by weight.) The result is a thick layer of real gold and a durable, long-lasting product. Gold-fill jewelry is a great alternative to solid gold, as it offers the ideal balance of quality and value.
Will gold-fill ever tarnish?
Gold fill can tarnish naturally over time, but it’s easily cleaned. We include a polish cloth in our packaging which we recommend using only when your piece is dull or tarnished—not for everyday cleaning purposes. It should be used “lightly” and not pressed hard against the metal to remove tarnish, as it could rub off the gold on your piece over time.
How do I care for gold-fill?
With just a little care, your gold-fill jewelry can last you years. The basics include keeping it clean, keeping it dry and making sure it’s safely stored. To really get the most longevity out of your gold-fill pieces, it’s worth taking a moment to review our care tips.
You can read about more about industry terms and the differences between solid gold, gold-fill and gold-plated below: