GOLD FILLED EARRINGS
A beautiful pair of gold - filled earrings made from two forged rings and a tiny gold filled bead.The hooks are also gold -filled.
Diameter: ~ 1 inch
Gold has signified wealth and status since ancient times and may have been the first metal used by man in ornamentation and ritual. Because of the softness of pure gold (24 carat), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewellery in order to make it more durable. The high price of gold is due to its rarity.
Only three parts out of every billion in the Earth's crust is gold. In mythology gold has long been associated with the Sun and is believed to bestow vitality on the wearer. The Latin word for gold – aurum – derives from Aurora the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Gold-filled: also called rolled-gold. These jewellery items are not actually filled with gold. They are made of a base metal (usually brass or copper) covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical process. Effectively a thick coat of gold: the gold content is 5% or1/20 of the total weight. Gold-filled items are used for your top-of-the-line jewellery. Made with 14kt gold, it is hard wearing. With reasonable care it will not peel or flake, and should last as long as solid 14kt gold. It is safe to wear for with most people who have sensitive skin.