Blog posts tagged with 'gold filled findings'

Can Gold Filled Jewelry Tarnish?
Can Gold Filled Jewelry Tarnish?
A lot of people think gold-filled jewelry can’t tarnish but on a rare occasion gold-filled jewelry can tarnish or have discoloration due to many different reasons! Gold Filled jewelry has a core metal with a thick layer of 14k gold bonded over it using heat and pressure. Because of this the gold doesn’t fade or rub off as easily as it will for gold-plated jewelry.
Types of Clasps

An important aspect of a jewelry piece design is the clasp. The clasp may not be the most noticeable component but it is the most functional when it comes to wearing a piece and securing it into place.  In some cases, the clasp can also become a striking part of the design too.

There are so many types of clasps to choose from so here is a guide to help explain what options are available and how to use them.

Alternatives to Karat Gold: Gold Plated, Vermeil, and Gold Filled

Gold has been a captivating precious metal since ancient times and a favored material for jewelry making ever since, due to its rich natural yellow color. Pure gold has commonly been associated with power, immortality, and beauty in many cultures around the world because it does not corrode or tarnish. Today gold is still very beloved and fashionable but many hand-made or fashion jewelry lines do not use solid Karat gold because of the costly expense due to its rarity. So what alternative gold material options are available and how do you decide which one to use?