Gold Filled vs. Gold Plated Jewelry September 22, 2023 12:32

Gold filled jewelry is layers of gold (12K, 14K, or 18K) sheets wrapped around a base metal which allows it to last a long time.

Gold plated jewelry typically has a very thin layer of gold applied over a base metal. Gold plated jewelry will tend to tarnish quicker as the thin layer of gold start to wear away.