What is 14k Gold Filled Wire?
14K Gold Filled Wire consists of a highly durable layer of 14kt gold PERMANENTLY bonded by heat and pressure to a support alloy metal, usually red brass, which is the kind we use. It is then rolled or drawn to a prescribed thickness. The gold is a minimum of 1/10 of the total metal content, by weight. This it NOT gold-plate, rather it has significantly more gold (100 times) than gold-plate. Most items made of gold-filled wire will lazst for generations, it trated and cared for as fine gold. Gold Filled jewelry is NOT costume or fashion jewelry, but rather fine jewelry that can be worn beautifully for a lifetime. It wears like 14k gold because its outer layer is 14k gold.
If cared for properly, gold filled jewelry will not tarnish.
Care: Gold Filled jewelry is simple to care for. Minimize exposure to sal walter, chlorine, soap and perspiration by wiping carefully with a soft clother frequently to clean and remove those elements which can cause oxidation.