PLEASE ENSURING YOUR SIZING AND DESIGN BEFORE PURCHASE :) Gold Filled Jewelry is a solid layer of quality gold heat bonded to an internal jewelers metal. It has all the great characteristics of solid gold jewelry. It is extermely long lasting and if taken care of will last you a lifetime. Please research Gold Filled Jewelry on the internet to find out more information about this great new product. Do not compare gold filled jewelry to plated jewelry as there is no comparison.