The basic terms to know about Gold filled products:
1. Gold-filled products are made by mechanically bonded a solid layer of 9k or 14k gold on a sterling silver or other base metal.
2. A gold-filled product must constitute at least 5% of gold from the item's total weight, the metal base in these items can vary.
3. Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating
4. Gold-filled items, even with daily wear, can last 1 to 5 years, but will eventually wear through.
High quality gold-filled items can look just as good as 14k gold items, their color and shine last a long time, and they give a real answer to any sensitive skin issues.
If you want to create an affordable jewelry item, you can use the fold filled chain and clasp that lies on the neck, and an earring hook that goes into the ear as the bases for these items, and use a gold plated pendants and charms.
Here you will find more Charms, Metal elements, metal and natural beads, single stone settings, and gold-filled findings to use in your creations.
Here you can see 4 inspiring looks for creating a delicate gold filled chain with different styles of pendants:
Solitaire crystal pendant:
A single sparkly crystal or a colorful glass stone on a gold chain is a classic, always on trend kind of necklace, here are some nice options you can easily make.
Metal charm pendant:
A high quality shiny or matt gold plated metal bird, flower, butterfly, wing, moon or any other charm pendant is a very simple, every day, goes with any outfit kind of necklace.
Decorated or filigree elements are a wonderful base for hanging small crystals, beads or metal charms add some dangling elements to these delicate pendants.
Multi crystals pendants:
Metal casting elements for embedding small crystals such as these can be glued with a colorful and sparkly crystal combination, and become a really pretty pendant.
Have fun creating your own golden delicate gold-filled jewelry collection!