Gold filled findings are a high quality jewelry making product made by a heating and pressure process to bond a thin layer of real gold to a base metal core which is usually brass. The gold layer is more tarnish resistant and looks better than gold plated products. Gold filled is also many times thicker than regular gold plating.
SmartBeadShopping™ Tip: The minimum layer of karat gold must equal at least 1/20 of the total weight of the item in order for it to be called “gold filled”. To match your gold filled components, shop for gold filled beads here.