Gold-Filled vs. Gold-Plated Jewelry: 5 Things to Know Before You Buy

From hoops and stacks of necklaces to arm parties and a fist full of rings, there's no mistaking that fashion enthusiasts everywhere love a good gold piece of jewelry. No matter the current trend, gold jewelry is always a foolproof way to complete any outfit. However, as the market keeps expanding, it's hard to pinpoint which is the right gold jewelry for you and your lifestyle.

So, as to make your (shopping) life easier, we talked with jewelry brand Vrai & Oro's founder, Vanessa Stofenmacher, and put together five things you need to know when it comes to selecting a gold-filled versus a gold-plated piece of jewelry. Stay informed, and feel free to shop some of our current favorites as well.

Now make sure you know how to properly clean your new found gold pieces as well.

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