|*What is gold filled? Gold
filled or gold overlay is a process of pressure bonding a thin layer of gold
to a base metal core. Gold filled (unlike gold plating) has an actual layer
of gold, giving it more value and making it tarnish-resistant.
standards for gold filled require 1/20 th by weight be at least 12 kt gold (5%).
Bliss, the manufacturer of this product uses a new method which bonds 14kt gold
to both the front and back, for a total of 1/10 th 14kt gold (10%) In this
way you get the true look and feel of 14kt gold at a fraction of the price of
solid 14k gold.
(The photo above is of a 12kt gold
filled medal which the manufacturer no longer makes. As referenced above,
they now make all gold filled medals from 14kt gold and apply it to both
the front and back.)