14/20 Gold Filled

What is 14/20 Gold Filled?
In some parts of the world, gold filled means much the same as gold plated, but not in the USA. In the USA, anything labelled Gold Filled is LEGALLY required to be 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. The gold may be 10, 12, or 14 carat (10K, 12K, 14K). By comparison, gold plating is a minuscule layer of gold applied to a metal base. It is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product and it wears off.  These supplies are described as 14/20 Gold-Filled which means 1/20 of the weight is 14ct gold.  14ct gold is richer in colour and more tarnish resistant than 9ct gold.
So, what is 14/20 Gold Filled?
An excellent, affordable. long lasting alternative to expensive solid 9ct (375), 18ct (750) gold or cheap gold-plate.

2.  So that you can order in fractions of a metre, we have to price the wires by the centimetre and orders have to be in centimetres.  If you order 1.5 metres of a wire (150cm), the shopping cart will show you have 150 items in your cart. You will find this surprising and weird, but, sorry, this is the way this program works.
Postage on these products starts at $3.00.  Most orders should send for less than $12.00

See the "Findings" page for jump rings, bolt rings, parrot clasps, earwires.
See Fine 999 Silver, Sterling Silver and Argentium Silver for more metal supplies

Nearly all the wires on this page are HALF-HARD - suitable for making items by solder-less wire wrapping.  When solid gold became expensive, some people turned to gold-plated wires.  Why waste time making items with gold plated wire?  The gold will wear off in a short period ot time. These gold-filled wires have a rich 14ct look and a thickness of gold that will last.