Definitions for "Gold Filled"
Keywords:  karat, brass, brassy, unmarked, jewelry
Bonding a layer (or layers) of gold alloy to a base metal and then rolling or drawing the metal to the thickness desired. The gold content must be 1/20th or more of the total weight of the metal in the piece.
An item made of a base metal such as brass or copper, to which a sheet of gold is bonded by pressure or other means. To qualify as gold filled; an article of jewelry must have a layer of gold at least 1/20th, or 5% of the weight of the entire article.
Base metal or silver that has a layer of high karat gold bonded by heat and pressure, not electroplated, over its surface.