Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A little gold to brighten up your day.....
So what is gold filled? The answer is that gold-filled is an actual layer of gold that has been pressure bonded to another suitable metal alloy and wears like solid gold. There is no flaking, rubbing off or changing of colour and your skin will only come into contact with the pure gold. This makes it more affordable, whilst still providing all the qualities of solid gold.
With care gold-filled jewellery should last a life time.
The Shiana Vermeil Karen hill tribe silver that I use is made using a nickel-free process. They plate the pure silver with 1 micron of 18K gold for strength, then follow the process by plating with 2 microns of 24K gold with 6 additional microns of protective coating. The 3 micron (micro meter) coating is guaranteed. It is hand crafted in small batches and is approved fair trade, making it all the more beautiful.