Understanding the Difference Between Gold Fill & Solid Gold

Customers often inquire about the distinctions between gold fill and solid gold. Here's some information on the different options and their qualities.
14k Gold Fill (14/20 Gold) - minimum 5% yellow gold in setting/chain. Gold plated jewelry is usually 0.05%.Our gold fill is non tarnish, waterproof and hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin.
This is a cost-effective and long-lasting alternative to solid gold, offering the same appearance without the high price. Please be aware that there may be some variation in color where the metal has been soldered, giving each piece a unique touch.
All products labelled as 9kt, 10kt, 14kt, 18kt (sometimes ct instead of kt) are genuine gold, not plated or layered. They are made from the alloys that form the different golds. Hollow gold chain or setting are more affordable but lack the strength and durability of a solid piece. We recommend it for occasional wear only. Contact us if you are unsure.
All our silver products are 925 sterling silver. Silver is notorious for oxidising and losing its brightness, so it is important to clean your jewellery correctly and regularly to maintain that super shiny new look.
Please refrain from wearing all these metals in the shower, while bathing or swimming (particularly in chlorinated pools or natural hot pools). Also avoid having them come in contact with body lotions, perfumes, soaps or any other chemical substances and always wipe down with a jeweller's cloth or a dry lint free cloth after wearing to avoid acid from the skin affecting the metal. 
For more information about caring for your jewellery please see tips for caring and cleaning your jewellery page.