You will love wearing these 2mm 12/20 gold filled hoop earrings with click closures everyday. Offered in both in a multitude of sizes so you can have both small and large gold hoop earrings for all occasions.
- Tiny: 2mm x 12mm diameter
- X-Small: 2mm x 15mm diameter
- Small: 2mm x 19mm diameter
- Medium: 2mm x 22mm diameter
- Large: 2mm x 27mm diameter
- Extra Large: 2mm x 34mm diameter
What is Gold-Filled?
Gold filled and GoldGold-filled jewelry is made by going through a process of mechanically bonding and heating Gold to a base metal. Gold-filled jewelry must have a gold to base metal ratio of at least 1/20, but as seen in these earrings many times the gold is much higher that the 5% required. This makes gold-filled jewelry 100X more valuable than gold-plated jewelry.
This is unlike its more affordable counterpart, gold-plating. Unlike Gold-Filled jewelry there is not a required ratio of gold to be called "Gold-Plated" or "Gold Overlay". It is created by applying an electric current to metal that has been dipped in an electroplating solution containing gold. This layer is much thinner than the coating of gold; because of the lower gold content, the gold-plating takes on the strength of its base-metal making it stronger that that of gold-filled pieces. But the downside is that it tends to flake off and tarnish over time.