Rolled Gold,Gold-Filled Pocket Watch Cases Bangles Lockets etc
Please note we also buy rolled gold & gold-filled items. Items we buy include rolled gold or metal core bangles, lockets, chains pocket watches & pocket watch cases. Whilst we buy these old items we do not buy modern, new rolled gold. Marks to watch out for include
1/ 1/5th metal core
2/ G.F or gf ie gold filled
3/ "metal core" or "bronze core"
4/ "Front & back or f & bk.
If in doubt please do phone us on 0121 448 0488.
Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold (typically constituting at least 5% of the item's total weight) mechanically bonded to a base of either sterling silver or some base metal. The related terms "rolled gold plate" and "gold overlay" may legally be used in some contexts if the layer of gold constitutes less than 5% of the item's weight.
Most high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as high carat gold, and gold-filled items, even with daily wear, can last 10 to 30 years though the layer of gold will eventually wear off exposing the metal underneath. The layer of gold on gold-filled items is 5 to 10 times thicker than that produced by regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than that produced by gold electroplate (sometimes stamped HGE for "heavy gold electroplate" or HGP for "heavy gold plate", which have neither of them any legal meaning and indicate only that the item is gold plated).
Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver (to make silver-gilt), by chemical or electrochemical plating. This article covers plating methods used in the modern electronics industry; for more traditional methods, often used for much larger objects, see gilding.[clarification needed]