Abbreviated in jewelry descriptions as g.f.=lower in gold content than 10 KT, usually 1/20 or 1/12 K. In this technique a sheet of gold is applied to the surface of the jewelry.
(GF): A process by which a relatively thick layer of gold is mechanically applied to a base metal and fused by heat and pressure. The layer must be at least 10K gold and 5% of the total weight of the item.
GOLD FILLED An item made of a base metal such as brass or copper, to which a sheet of gold is bonded by pressure or other means.
chains generally have a thin layer of gold (usually 5% by weight) bonded onto the outside of a brass based core using heat and pressure.
Gold Filled: (Also "Goldfilled", or "gold-filled", abbreviated g.f.) A piece of jewelry with a layer of gold mechanically applied to the surface of a base metal, (like brass or copper), ...
Gold-filled jewellery, also known as "rolled gold" or "rolled gold plate" is where a hollow tube of usually 14ct gold (sometimes 10ct) is filled with a base metal such as brass and bonded with heat and pressure.
gold filled (gf)
Has a base-metal core, often nickel, with gold over-lay that is heat -and-pressure bonded to it. I prefer to use 14kt gf. It causes fewer allergic reactions and is cost-effective.
Base metal sandwiched between layers of gold. In the US the gold layer must be at least 1/20th of the total weight and is marked: g.f.
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Gold filled (abbreviated G.F. or written as "doubl? d'or") jewelry is made of a thin outer layer of gold atop a base metal. For example, jewelry marked 1/20 G.F. 12 Kt. is at least 1/20th gold and is layered with 12 karat gold.
A thin sheet of gold laminated to brass, usually 5% gold by weight.
A thin coating of electroplated or mechanically plated gold on top of a base metal.
The jewelry is not actually filled, but is made of base metal (usually brass or copper) covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process.
- refers to the mechanical process of applying two thin gold sheets to core metal such as nickel. To qualify as "" the amount of gold must be at least 1/20 of the total weight.
Gold filled: Mechanically-bonded (as opposed to electrolytically applied) sandwich consisting of base metal on the inside, and a gold alloy on the outside.
Goldfilled, or gold-filled, abbreviated g.f. = lower in gold content than 10 KT, usually 1/20 or 1/12 KT.In this technique a sheet of gold is mechanically applied to the surface.
Gold Filled - this is a term for a thin outer layer of gold over a base metal. It is abbreviated GF. As an example 1/20 GF 12K must be al last 1/20th gold and it is layered with 12karat gold.
Refers to jewelry containing a common metal such as nickel that is coated with gold.
A thin layer of gold over a Base Metal. To be classified as gold-filled, a piece must be at least 1/20 gold by weight.
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means that an item has a layer of karat gold bonded on the outside of another metal called the base metal.
Gold Filled Jewellery (also known as Gold Overlay)
Gold filled jewellery is a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. Gold filled jewellery is a great cost effective alternative to solid gold jewellery.
, gold overlay: A layer of 10K gold or better mechanically bonded to all significant surfaces.
Gold Filled, also called Gold Overlay, refers to a layer of at least 10-karat gold that has been permanently
bonded by heat and pressure to one or more surfaces of the support metal, then rolled or drawn to a prescribed
- describing a process of gold plating base metal for jewelry.
Girdle - the circumference portion of the stone; the part that divides the crown from the pavilion.
Gold Filled, Gold Plated & Vermeil
Alternative types of gold jewelry include gold filled, gold plated and vermeil. Over time, gold plating and vermeil will wear off, requiring re-plating.
is marked with the gold percentage by weight and the karat value.
If a piece of jewelry is marked 1/20 14K GF -
5% of the total weight
is 14K gold.
Jewelry that is plated to a thickness that results in at least 1/20th of the weight being gold.
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(GF) - A process by which a layer of at least 10 kt. gold has been mechanically bonded to another metal (usually a base metal). This layer usually constitutes AT LEAST 1/20th of the total weight of the metal in the piece.
Trifari Gold Filled Rhinestone Ribbon Choker
Chrome: A hard and shiny gray metal that is resistant to corrosion.
Chrysoberyl: A hard mineral/gemstone that ranges in color from yellow to green and brown. Cat's eye and alexandrite are chrysoberyls.
Gold Plate, , G.P., G.F., Rolled Gold, 1/20 - All of these mean the piece is Plated and the different terms refer to the thickness of the gold plating.
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Gold Filled Bonding a layer (or layers) of gold alloy to a base metal and then rolling or drawing the metal to the thickness desired. The gold content must be 1/20th or more of the total weight of the metal in the piece.
Plated gold or jewelry
The plating will flake off and expose the inner metal layer which may not be of inert variety, thus causing infection. Such jewelry must never be used.
Gold plating is not very durable, but it is much less expensive than gold filled items.
A sparkly glittering manmade stone that was originally created according to some sources by alchemists in their search to turn base metals into gold.
Metal content (gold, platinum, , titanium, steel, etc.)
Finish (engraved, enameled, satin, high polished, etc.)
Dial (color, hands, markers, signature, sub dials, date wheel, etc. Has it been refinished?) ...
5858 (14kt gold content) to equal 3% actual gold in a gold filled piece. A layer of 14kt gold is put over brass by heat and pressure bonding. Gold filled has an actual layer of gold, while gold plated merely has a microscopic film.
Super flush wire cutters allow you to cut a nearly flat surface on your silver and gold filled wire.
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An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner is a fast and affordable way to keep your jewelry clean.
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YGF is an abbreviation for yellow gold filled.
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Book Chain: A Victorian style of chain made in gold, , and sterling silver, in which each link is a rectangular, folded piece of metal resembling a book. They were often elaborately engraved and had large lockets attached.
= Gold or Silver Electroplate
G.F. = Gold Filled (usually preceded by numeral; i.e., 14K G.F. or 10K G.F.)
N.S. = Nickel Silver
G.S. = German Silver
B.M. = Britannia Metal
W.M. = White Metal
G.E.P. = Gold Electro-Plate ...
For example, some jewelry is processed with a layer of gold which has been mechanically bonded to a base metal. This jewelry cannot have a karat mark unless it is qualified. In other words it must be marked "" preceded by the karat ...
YGF is an abbreviation for yellow gold filled.
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