What Is 14k Gold Filled

At Love Story, we pride ourselves on creating beautiful pieces with a commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Most of our bridal earrings are available in both Sterling Silver and 14k Gold-Fill. 
Gold-filled jewellery offers a cost-effective and more durable alternative to solid gold jewellery. It provides a genuine Gold appearance and is regulated to ensure quality. 
This diagram shows why gold filled is a popular choice for bridal jewellery compared to solid gold or gold plated pieces..
Composition: Gold-filled jewellery is made by bonding a layer of solid gold (typically 10k or higher) to a base metal core. This bonding process is achieved through heat and pressure, creating a permanent bond between the two metals. Here at LS we exclusively use 14k in all of our pieces.

Gold Percentage: Gold-filled jewellery must contain at least 5% Gold by weight. This means that a significant portion of the piece is composed of genuine Gold, which gives it a more genuine appearance and durability compared to Gold-plated jewellery.

Durability: The thicker layer of Gold makes it more durable and resistant to wear and tear than Gold-plated pieces. It can withstand everyday use and can last for many years with proper care.

Tarnish Resistance: Gold-filled jewellery is less likely to tarnish or discolour compared to Gold-plated items because of the thicker gold layer.

Hypoallergenic: Gold-filled jewellery is hypoallergenic and well-suited for all skin types, ensuring both beauty and comfort.

Regulation: Gold-filled jewellery is subject to stricter regulations compared to gold-plated jewellery. These regulations ensure that the Gold layer adheres to certain quality standards, which gives consumers more confidence in the product's authenticity and quality.