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Gold Filled 

While we keep many in stock, we do not stock every medal that we offer. Some medals (especially medals of unique Patron Saints) may take a few weeks to ship. If you need the piece by a certain date, we may be able to have it drop shipped to you for an additional fee. Please contact us for details.

Gold filled products give the look and feel of 14 karat gold for a fraction of the price. Gold filled, also called rolled gold or gold overlay, is made by heat and pressure bonding a layer of karat gold to a brass alloy core. The exterior of the product, everything you can see or touch, is a solid layer of karat gold, in contrast to gold plated items, which usually consist of a microscopic film of gold particles covering a base metal by an electroplating process. Due to the particles, gold-plate has the tendency to chip, flake and wear off. The gold layer on gold-filled products is approximately 100 times thicker than gold-plate, and due to its bonding process does not tarnish, chip or wear off. For this reason, gold filled items are generally considered lifetime products. All of our gold filled medals are 14/20 Karat gold filled.

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