Zoey Jewelry Philippines sells 2 types of rings: NON-PLATED or PLAIN Titanium/Tungsten Carbide Rings (silver in colour) and GOLD PLATED Titanium or Tungsten Carbide which can be in yellow gold or rose gold in colour.
The term “Gold” Rings can be sometimes confusing to people who doesn’t have much knowledge on jewelry. There are three types of GOLD jewelry: SOLID Gold, Gold FILLED and Gold PLATED. Zoey Jewelry Philippines sells rings that are GOLD PLATED, here is a short explanation to differentiate the three:
Solid Gold: Solid gold is a precious metal that comes out of the earth. It is of course too soft in this state to be used in jewelry so it is usually mixed with copper or silver to increase it’s strength. 14K gold will have more copper or silver mixed in 22K will have less. It is by far the most expensive. Solid GOLD rings ranges from P20,000 and above.
Gold Filled: Gold filled metal is made by bonding a layer of gold, usually 50-100 times thicker than plating, to a base metal, usually sterling silver or brass, using high heat and pressure. This results in a metal that is very durable and does not flake off or rub off. It is much less expensive than solid gold. GOLD Filled ranges from P12,000 to P20,000 per pair.
Gold Plated: Gold plated metal has a thin layer of gold deposited over a base metal. This plating is made by electrically charging the gold to the base metal and is done by placing the base metal into a solution that contains gold and electrically charging it for just an instant. This results in a thin layer of gold deposits to cover the Titanium or Tungsten metal inside. These rings are okay for everyday wear and tear. GOLD Plated Rings are usually the most affordable starting from P5,000 to 9,000 a pair. These rings can last just like Gold Filled rings as long as you take care of them and will give you the luxury of wearing a gold ring without overspending extra thousand of pesos for a piece.