Precious Metal Information & Care.
What is White Gold Filled Jewellery?
When deciding on a White Gold Jewelry item there are always many different terms that come up. The most popular are Solid White Gold, White Gold Filled, and White Gold Plated. It is important to know the differences between White Gold Filled Jewelry and White Gold Plated Jewelry when making your choice.
Solid White Gold is of course an exquisite piece of Jewelry.
White Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to Solid White Gold.
White Gold plating is the lowest level of White Gold and tends to tarnish and can often turn the skin green.
White Gold Filled is an actual layer of White Gold which is pressure bonded to another metal.
White Gold Filled is not to be confused with White Gold plating as Filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating.
White 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 White Gold can wear White Gold Filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry.
White Gold Filled Jewelry is an economical alternative to Solid White Gold! Whilst keeping at the same time keeping its glamour
Government Regulation: White Gold Filled items are regulated by the government. These items are therefore so much better then White Gold Plated which has no regulations at all.
White Gold Filled Jewelry is made from Solid White Gold and filled with other alloys such as Rhodium (a member of the Platinum family) Brass, and Sterling Silver. White Gold filled wears, looks and lasts like Solid White Gold because its outer surface IS Solid White Gold. Everything you can see and touch is pure White Gold.
In the jewelry industry the quantity of White Gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product.
White Gold-Filled items are generally considered lifetime products, and the White Gold layer will not wear off, as it will in electroplated products. White Gold Filled Jewelry is often called the wave of the future because it offers all the same characteristics as solid gold such as strength, durability and beauty….but at a fraction of the cost!
Caring for White Gold Filled:
Caring for White Gold Filled items is as easy as caring for any White Gold Jewelry. Simply keep away from chemicals, clean regularly with mildly sudsy water, rinse well and pat dry with a non-scratching cloth. Polish gently with a Jewelry polishing cloth.
White Gold Filled Jewelry is considered as a lifetime purchase and should be treated just like Solid White Gold.
White Gold filled is the next step down in quality to Solid White Gold, and a wonderful step down in price!
White Gold Filled Jewelry is a thick (about 25mil) solid layer of quality White Gold which is heat bonded onto an internal semi-precious metal by advanced mechanical process. It has all the great characteristics of Solid White Gold Jewelry without price tag .
Please do not compare White Gold Filled Jewelry to plated Jewelry (usually only 3 mm layer) as there is absolutely no comparison! White Gold Filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant than plated. It does not flake off, tarnish or discolor. It is extremely long lasting and if taken care of will last you a lifetime.
What is 925 Silver?
925 Silver is a metal containing at least 92.5% silver. This is the legal standard of purity set by the assay offices in Britain and used for most silver jewellery throughout the world. It means that the metal used is of a specific quality. Pure silver is never used, as it is too soft to be practical.
Caring for your 925 Silver Jewellery.
925 Silver will tarnish with time and wear. To take care of your 925 Silver jewellery, we recommend you polish it regularly with a soft dry cloth to avoid tarnish and to avoid the use of silver dip.
To bring back sparkle from faceted gemstones use warm water, washing up liquid and a soft toothbrush. Soak and brush inside the back of the setting and rinse.
Always avoid contact with any chemicals, perfume, hairspray and deodorant you may use.
To maintain the condition of your Jewelery remove when showering, swimming or when undertaking manual or domestic work.