Beaded necklace with gold filled findings
Hematite, Tahitian Pearls, Labradorite, & gold filled macrame detail on nylon thread
Gold-filled is constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. A gold alloy is then bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. Unlike plated (aka electroplated or "dipped") metals, Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight.