Our materials

What is gold-filled jewellery?

Gold-filled jewellery uses a carat gold overlay which is then bonded to a base metal, normally brass, inner core. This is a permanent bond and the gold won't flake, peel or fall out. By law, the total weight of a gold filled item must contain 5% (or 1/20) of gold. For comparison, the total amount of gold a gold-plated item usually has is under 0.05% of the overall weight of the product. 

What are the Benefits of Gold Filled Jewellery?

Gold-filled items are perfect if you’re looking for material that is higher quality than gold-plated, but an affordable alternative to solid gold. Unlike gold-plated, gold-filled can last a lifetime if taken care of and isn’t affected by water or hot weather. It is also tarnish-free under normal conditions.

What is sterling silver jewellery?

Sterling Silver is an alloy made up of 92.5% pure Silver and 7.5% Copper. This alloy is used for jewellery making as it is far more durable than pure silver alone. 

What are the fabrics that are used in Maigold's products?

A primary focus of Maigold is to keep the impact on the environment as small as possible and that is one of the main reasons we use in our first launch only Tencel and Ecovero which are some of the most environmentally friendly fabrics available. Both Ecovero and Tencel are a form of fabric made from certified and renewable wood pulp, produced in the closed loop process with almost all chemicals retrieved and reused in the process. They both require a much lower amount of water for production if compared to viscose.