Gold fill v gold plating- Draft

Gold Plating V. Gold Fill V. Solid Gold-

Solid Gold: As far as its durability and sensitivity goes, you can't beat solid gold. Hence it's very high price tag. Just like the name entails, that piece is created using only the material down to the core to create it. 

Gold Plating: Gold plated items are coated in gold on the outside but are filled with a different metal or alloy in the center. Think of it like the book sleeve on a newly purchased hardcover. Gold plating can still be a fantastic option, just be on the lookout for items that have a carat grade, to show that they are created with real gold, rather than a gold coloring.

Gold Fill: Remember that book analogy? Gold fill is kinda like having a new hardcover book in which the sleeve and the hardcover are all made out of real gold, while the inner pages are still a different metal. On average, gold fill items have about 100x the amount of gold that gold plated items have. Because of their drastically thicker layer of gold, they are more durable to the elements and water, and are much less likely tarnish.