As a jewelry designer, I often get questions from customers who want to better understand the jewelry they are purchasing. I love it when this happens!

There was a time when I was one of those people. I didn't understand some of the terminology that was used in the jewelry industry. I believe that when we are more knowledgeable, we make smarter purchases.

So I am starting a Frequently Asked Questions series! For the next few weeks, I'll be answering the questions I am asked the most and my hope is that it equips you to put your hard-earned money into jewelry that you will love for years to come!

What is Gold Filled?

Plated gold jewelry is "dipped" in a very thin layer of gold (which wears away over time). Gold filled jewelry however is made by bonding a thick layer of gold to a base core (typically brass). This very thick layer of gold does a great job of preventing tarnish. Though not typical, with rough handling and/or body chemistry changes, tarnishing is possible so proper care is recommended to keep your gold filled jewelry looking its best. 

Gold filled jewelry offers a great alternative to solid gold and looks just as beautiful!

I created a Jewelry Care Guide to help you keep your LJ Artisan Designs jewelry looking great! Click below to get your Jewelry Care Guide...

jewelry care guide
Check out these and more Gold Filled jewelry items on the website...
unique gold hoop earrings.  garnet bracelet
natural gemstone gold earrings.  gift for woman; jewelry
.  Timeless Glamour: Lana Gold-Filled Earrings with Freshwater Pearls - Sparkling Ear Wire, Hanging Length ~1 1/2 Inches - Perfect for Everyday Elegance
Next week, I'll answer your questions about gold vermeil. Until then...
All My Best,
May 20, 2024 — Leah Johnson