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Pros and Cons About Gold

 Type of Gold 

Gold Finish   Pros: A great looking gold finish and perfect for indoor use. Most affordable pricing.  Cons:There is no actual gold in the finish. Blemishes and scratches easily. Not for use outside. Can cause allergic reactions.

Gold Coating  Pros:Can be used with many different elements and is easy to produce. Low manufacturing costs means more affordable prices. Cons: The amount of gold is minimal, which leads to a much lower value. This type of gold coating can also tarnish, chip and flake away.

Gold Plated (PVD) Pros:Uses hard metal base and is bonded with titanium nitride for a strong, long lasting bond.  Cons:The plating can be scratched. The price range is a mid-higher range.

Gold Filled  Pros:Gold-filled material has a much higher amount of gold in it and is much more valuable. This is a durable piece that will not tarnish or chip. It is also safe for those with metal allergies.  Cons:Gold-filled is much more expensive than gold plated material and will last longer; however, it does have a life span of about 5 to 30 years, unlike pure gold pieces which will last forever.