Gold Filled Chain Flat chain 16” or 18” Ball and chain 18” only Solid bronze Medallion 18k Gold Filled **Is Gold Filled real gold? It's an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. ... Gold filled jewelry is an economical alternative to solid gold. **Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold mechanically bonded to a base of sterling silver.To extend the life of your gold filled and vermeil jewelry, avoid wearing when washing hands, showering, applying lotion, using harsh cleaning supplies or working out. To clean, buff gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. Do not use jewelry cleaner on gold filled jewelry.