A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Gold Plating

A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Gold Plating

With so many different types of gold jewelry available, it can be confusing and frustrating to shop for the perfect piece. We've all experienced the disappointment of a favorite necklace turning our neck green.

At BenittaMoko, we specialize in crafting handmade gold jewelry that is ideal for everyday wear.

Our goal is to help you make an informed decision when shopping for gold jewelry by explaining the differences between gold plated, gold vermeil, gold filled, and solid gold options.

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Types of Gold Plating: Gold Plated, Gold Vermeil, Gold Filled. This image displays three types of gold plating and their properties. Gold Plated jewelry piece with a thin layer of gold electroplated onto a base metal, a Gold Vermeil jewelry piece featuring sterling silver coated with a thicker layer of gold, and a Gold Filled jewelry piece with a thicker layer of gold mechanically bonded to a base metal. Understanding these variations in gold plating helps in selecting the right type of jewelry for different styles and preferences.

Gold Plated - made of a thick layer of gold (at least 1 micron) that is bonded to a base metal. Gold plated jewelry features a layer of gold that is placed over other metals. With proper care, it can be worn daily and maintain its high quality for a long time. This is the most affordable option and has the widest variety of designs available.


Vermeil - made of a solid, thick layer of gold (at least 2.5 microns) that has been plated over 925 sterling silver. Gold vermeil jewelry features a layer of gold (at least 2.5 microns thick) that is placed over 925 sterling silver. Thanks to its thicker layer of gold plating, gold vermeil jewelry is a durable option that can be worn every day and last a long time. It's also hypoallergenic and of great quality, making it a more affordable alternative to solid gold or gold-filled jewelry.


Gold Filled - made of a solid, thick layer of gold (at least 5% of weight) that is bonded to a base metal. Gold-filled jewelry is made by bonding a solid layer of gold (which must be at least 1/20th or 5% of its weight) to a base made of various metals. Compared to gold plated jewelry (including vermeil and regular), gold-filled jewelry is more resistant to tarnishing and discoloration. With proper care, it's an excellent option for daily wear and can last for years. It's a high-quality, hypoallergenic choice that is the second best thing to solid gold and is more affordable.


Gold Plated Earrings


Are you looking for exquisite jewelry that can be worn every day without breaking the bank? Look no further than our stunning collection of gold plated 14K jewelry! Our expert craftsmen use gold plated 1 micron to create charms that are simply breathtaking. You'll find that some of our most beloved necklaces, including the Dainty Star Necklace, Textuted Disc Necklace, and Circle Necklace, feature gold plated charms on gold filled chains.

Not only is gold plated jewelry affordable, but it also offers a unique and stylish alternative to traditional gold. Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or simply adding some sparkle to your everyday look, our gold plated pieces are sure to impress. So why wait? Treat yourself to the beauty and elegance of gold plated jewelry today!



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