Gold Plated Jewelry VS. Gold Filled Stainless Steel Jewelry

When it comes to gold jewelry, there are various options available, including gold plated and gold filled stainless steel pieces. These terms may sound similar, but they refer to different techniques and levels of gold content. In this article, we will delve into the distinction between gold plated and gold filled stainless steel jewelry, with a focus on custom gold plated stainless steel jewelry using PVD plated technology, offered by TTT Fashion Jewelry.

Gold Plated Stainless Steel Jewelry

Gold plated jewelry involves a process where a thin layer of gold is applied to the surface of a base metal, in this case, stainless steel. The gold layer is achieved through electroplating, where the base metal is immersed in a solution containing gold particles, and an electric current is passed through it. The gold particles adhere to the surface of the stainless steel, creating a thin layer of gold plating.

In the case of custom gold plated stainless steel jewelry offered by TTT Fashion Jewelry, PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) plated technology is used. PVD is a more advanced and durable method of gold plating. It involves vaporizing gold and bonding it to the stainless steel surface through a vacuum deposition process. This technique provides a more consistent and long-lasting gold plating compared to traditional electroplating methods.

Gold Filled Stainless Steel Jewelry

Gold filled jewelry, on the other hand, contains a thicker layer of gold compared to gold plated jewelry. In the gold filling process, a solid layer of gold is mechanically bonded to the surface of the base metal. This layer is typically composed of a higher percentage of gold than gold plated jewelry.

Gold filled jewelry offers greater durability and longevity compared to gold plated jewelry. It is resistant to tarnishing, fading, and wear, making it an excellent option for everyday wear. However, it’s important to note that gold filled jewelry is not solid gold throughout; the gold layer is only present on the surface.

In conclusion, while gold plated and gold filled stainless steel jewelry may share similarities, they differ in terms of the thickness of the gold layer and the bonding techniques used. Gold plated stainless steel jewelry features a thin layer of gold applied through electroplating, while gold filled stainless steel jewelry has a thicker layer of mechanically bonded gold. TTT Fashion Jewelry specializes in custom gold plated stainless steel jewelry using PVD plated technology, offering a durable and personalized option for those seeking unique and stylish accessories.