Gold filled jewellery, also known as rolled-gold is made by binding the base metal that is usually a brass or copper, between two layers of gold. This jewellery is identified with the 'GF' marking, which is given to the jewellery when it satisfies a few basic requirements such as the outer gold should be a minimum of 10K; the outer gold should weigh 5% of the final item and should be permanently bound to the base material. Double-clad jewellery, which has half the thickness, is expensive when compared to the single-clad jewellery.
The different types of gold filled jewellery ranges from beads to necklaces, bracelets, bangles, ear and finger rings. There are different types of gold filled beads, which have the same appealing looks as that of the gold and some of them are corrugated beads, corrugated twist beads, stardust beads, sandblast beads, round smooth, rose color gold filled beads, donut spacer, faceted and rondelle gold filled beads.
Gold filled jewellery must be cleaned properly and frequently. People of today prefer to wear this filled jewellery to gold jewellery. For gold filled beads.