Materials and Process
Gold fill is a long lasting, bonded 14k gold layer over brass. The gold is 5% of the total weight and is fused using heat and pressure. Gold fill jewelry is more durable and long-lasting than gold plated jewelry because the gold layer is thicker and more securely bonded to the base metal. It has a similar appearance to solid gold, but is more affordable.
Everything you see here was made by me. I use pliers and mandrels to bend wire. I hammer and solder it and finish pieces with files, sandpaper, and polishing cloths. I work with a local, family run casting company here in Rhode Island, but other than that I do it all. I get everything I can as locally as possible.