Hello! It will take me a while to build up stock in gold filled... if there's a pair of earrings you love in sterling silver but would like gold filled, send me a message and I'll make them for you if possible... gold filled earrings will be $5 - $10 more than sterling silver.
What is 14/20 Gold filled?
Gold-filled consists of a layer of karat gold mechanically bonded to a base metal using heat and pressure. The 14/20 GF designation is for 14 Karat Gold-Filled. The 14 refers to the karat layer of precious metal that has been bonded to the base metal. The 1/20th indicates the ratio of karat gold to base metal by weight (generally 5% of the item’s total weight). The base metal is a commercial brass alloy consisting of 90% copper and 10% zinc. The 14/20 GF product should not be compared to gold-plated materials; plated products have a smaller layer / coating of gold and do not wear nearly as well.