Gold jewelry is truly timeless. But what kind of gold jewelry should you buy? Gold Filled? Gold Plated? Solid Gold? Well, I’ll tell you.
Obviously solid gold jewelry is going to be the top of the top, but you’re going to pay a hefty price tag. Solid gold jewelry is meant to last forever. It’s like the Lambo of gold jewelry.
Gold plated jewelry is going to be the cheapest option, but it’s cheap for a reason. If you get gold plated jewelry wet you might as well throw it away. Gold plated jewelry tarnishes very easily. These are the pieces you find at Forever21, Zara, and other stores.
That leaves gold filled jewelry. Gold filled jewelry is the best bang for your buck. Typically, gold filled jewelry has a very thick layer bonded layer of gold wrapped around a base metal. A common base metal is copper. Because of the thick bonding with gold filled jewelry, it’s much more versatile.
Gold Filled Jewelry Benefits
- Won’t tarnish with water. AKA you can go in the shower and not hate yourself later for ruining a piece of jewelry for getting wet. But make sure you don’t get any harsh chemicals such as perfume, lotion, cleaning products, etc. That will tarnish it.
- Hypoallergenic. Because of the thick plating, gold filled jewelry is much more suitable for sensitive skin.
- $$$$. Money money money. Gold filled jewelry is less than solid gold and a great alternative too.
- Longevity. Because of the materials, if you care for gold filled jewelry correctly, it can last years.
All of these benefits are the reason I started bridgettesheri.com/shop. I wanted to provide affordable jewelry that would last for the everyday you.