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What do 14K gold clad and gold embraced mean?

Started 1360351071.15 in Judith Ripka | Last reply 1360431523.063 by ennui
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Thanks.

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ennui1360351214.8219957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007

I think it means that it appears yellow, but it's not gold.

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

circles1360351331.70317311 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

Its gold over sterling silver....

StarChild1360351946.1071868 PostsRegistered 4/26/2008NYC

I believe that both 14K gold clad and gold embraced means that there is a bit of gold over the silver or bronze. If it says goldtone it just looks like gold but doesn't contain any.

Like Jack Benny, I'm 39 and holding ;)

lavenderju­nkie1360356808.40712898 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

We don't know what process they use or how much gold is used or how many layers or even how thick the layers of gold are in gold clad or gold plated or gold embrassed. They are marketing terms. The durability of the 'gold' is unknown. And unless the base metal is defined, you don't know what the gold had been applied to.

Luv Chanel­ and Ripka1360428774.0031781 PostsRegistered 7/4/2011

newjersey, I own several pieces of Judith's now and I promise you they are beautiful. The gold looks like a high end jewelry store sold this to you. They are wonderful pieces. People are commented on mine all the time. They are really eyecatching.

newjersey1360431449.242788 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006

Thanks for the replies,ladies.

ennui1360431523.0619957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 2/9/2013 Luv Chanel and Ripka said:

newjersey, I own several pieces of Judith's now and I promise you they are beautiful. The gold looks like a high end jewelry store sold this to you. They are wonderful pieces. People are commented on mine all the time. They are really eyecatching.

Please report back if the gold starts to wear off.

ETA -- people with nickel allergies may want to be careful. Someone posted a link that explains there's a layer of nickel over the silver so the gold will stick to it.

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