let's talk gold
Not all gold jewellery pieces are created equal.
Here's a simple guide to the different types of gold jewellery available:
A very thin layer of gold plated onto a base metal
Ranges from 0.175 microns ('gold electroplate', think $1 jewellery) to 0.5 microns ('gold plate') to 2.5 microns ('heavy gold plate'), with most pieces being below 1 micron
Highly prone to tarnishing and fading, in as quickly as a couple of months
A thick layer of gold permanently pressure and heat bonded onto a base metal
Gold layer typically constitutes at least 5% of the item's total weight, compared to 0.05% in gold plated pieces - 100 times more gold!
Very resistant to tarnishing and fading - can last years or a lifetime with proper care
in the spirit of choosing better
By choosing to exclusively produce gold-filled jewellery, DAVID X JONATHAN stands to encourage sustainable consumerism with an affordable price tag, making high-quality jewellery accessible to all. Our gold-filled jewellery is also low maintenance - refer to our easy to follow care guide for the best tips on how to keep your pieces shining.