Gold Filled: Questions & Care

What is Gold Filled vs. Gold Plated?
Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal.  Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating.  Gold filled is much more valuable, and tarnish resistant.  It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors.  As a matter of fact, anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry.  Gold filled items are regulated by the government and in the jewelry industry, the quantity of gold must be at least 1/20 by weight of the total product. 
How do I care for Gold Filled Jewelry?
Caring for Gold Filled items is as easy as caring for any gold jewelry. Simply keep away from chemicals, clean regularly with mildly sudsy water, rinse well and pat dry with a non-scratching cloth. Polish gently with a jewelry polishing cloth 
Can I Wear Gold Filled if I am allergic to Nickel?
Can I request that a piece be made in 14K, 18K, or 24K Solid Gold or Sterling Silver?
Yes. Most of our pieces can be replicated using solid gold materials or sterling silver; however the price will be adjusted accordingly. Please request this by emailing 
How is 'size' measured?
Size/length is measured of the whole piece, including the earring hook. 
Do you do custom pieces?
Yes, please email to discuss custom orders.  We can help design pieces for special occasions, events, and weddings. 
Where can I find wholesale information for my retail store?
Please email sales@elizabethmariejewelry for a copy of our most recent press kit and additional information.