I just ordered supplies to make gold initial necklaces. The pieces will be 14K GF (gold filled). I am hoping to have the materials in the next week and will be posting as soon as I have a listing in my Etsy shop.
What is gold filled?
Per Wikipedia: “Gold-filled jewelry, also known as “rolled gold” or “rolled gold plate” is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. Some high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as 14 karat (58%) gold. In the USA the quality of gold filled is defined by the Federal Trade Commission. If the gold layer is 10 kt fineness the minimum layer of karat gold in an item stamped GF must equal at least 1/10 the weight of the total item”