GOLD FILLED FORGED RING CHAIN NECKLACE
A touch of class - Gold-Filled Chain necklace from Doreen Schneider. This chain has lovely oval shaped alternating forged rings.
Length: 21 1/4 inches but is fully adjustable in length and very versatile.
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.
Care of Gold-filled jewellery.
The same agents that cause tarnish on silver will tarnish gold-filled jewellery but at a much slower rate. Keeping the jewellery in the ‘anti-tarnish’ bag provided will protect it very well. A because gold is quite a soft metal, care should be taken to avoid scratching. Cleaning can be done using a soft polishing cloth – but please do not use brushes or abrasives.
Please remember that Gold jewellery reacts with chlorine so you should never take your gold jewellery into a swimming pool or spa.