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How to distinguish between Real gold, Gold-plated and Gold-filled jewelry?

Gold-plated jewelry comprises of a metal other than gold such precious metals like Silver or non precious metals like Brass, Copper etc which is covered with a slim layer of gold through a chemical procedure. On the other hand, gold-filled jewelry has a thicker layer of gold clung to the base metal through heat and pressure. Though both gold-plated and gold-filled jewelry comprise of a base layer secured with gold, they differ in the process used to coat the base metal with gold. 

Copper and silver are the among the most common types of metal electroplated with gold. Gold-plated silver is called silver gilt. Brass is the most widely recognized base metal used for making gold-filled jewelry. Quality gold-filled pieces are hard to recognize from14-carat gold. 

An easy method of finding out whether the jewelry is gold, silver, gold plated or gold filled is by checking the piece for the hallmark stamp on the jewelry.

It is important to note that in order to maintain the appearance of gold plated and gold filled jewelry, proper care has to be taken. Take care to not place it in water or spray perfume over the piece. Also when not being worn, the jewelry should be stored in a dedicated airtight container.

Our Jewelry is divided into two main segments based on the choice of metal :

  1. Vinita Michael Fine Jewelry : Crafted in 18K Gold, set with diamonds and precious gems
  2. Vinita Michael Premium Fashion Accessories : Crafted in 925 Sterling Silver, set with crystals from Swarovski.

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