CHARMED JEWELRY COLLECTION IS 100% GOLD FILLED. GOLD FILLED IS AN ACTUAL LAYER OF GOLD PRESSURE BONDED TO ANOTHER METAL. GOLD FILLED IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH GOLD PLATING. GOLD FILLED HAS 100% MORE GOLD THAN GOLD PLATING. GOLD FILLED IS MUCH MORE VALUABLE AND TARNISH RESISTANT. IT DOES NOT FLAKE OFF, RUB OFF OR TURN COLORS. ANYONE WHO CAN WEAR GOLD FILLED WITHOUT WORRIES OF ANY ALLERGIC REACTION TO THE JEWELRY. GOLD FILLED JEWELRY IS AN ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE TO SOLID GOLD.