What's the difference between gold plated and gold filled?
Gold PLATED pieces are made with a base metal such as copper or brass (Grab Bag Botany uses brass) with a thin layer (about 0.05%) of gold plating. This gold plating looks just as beautiful and should hold up with time, however it can tarnish as the gold plating wears off from improper use (wearing your piece in water, while sweating, or rubbing against skin oils or skin care products).
Gold FILLED pieces are made with a base metal with a much thicker layer of gold (5% or more). Gold filled pieces are non-tarnish and will last for years!