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Gold Flat Head Pin 2"

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Great 3mm headpins to hang your favorite lampwork beads or gemstones from and make some really amazing earrings or charms for a bracelet or necklace. The flat circle at the end was hammered flat giving it an organic shape.

Gold Filled Flat round End Headpins 3mm. Made with 14/20 gold filled wire and solid 14k gold. The stem is gold filled and the flat end is made from 14k solid gold. Tumbled for extra strength.

***Each headpin is individually handmade and there will be variations between the flat 14k gold ends as seen in the photos.  They have more of an organic shape.  These are not perfectly round***

Approximate Measurements:
Length: 2" - 2 1/4"
Flat circle: 3mm

These are sold by the pair.

Understanding the difference between Solid Gold, Gold Filled, and Gold Plated.

✨ Solid Gold: Gold in its most pure form is 24K, which is very soft, scratches easily, and is almost impossible to work with. Because of this, alloys are added to create a more structurally sound metal known as “solid gold” and comes in the form of 10K, 14K, and 18K. Karats (K) is the percentage of gold in the piece. 10K is made using 10 parts pure gold, 14 parts alloys. 14k is made using 14 parts pure gold, 10 parts alloys. 18K is made using 18 parts pure gold, 6 parts alloys. My solid gold ear wires are made using 14K gold and are extremely durable. Solid gold will not tarnish and is recommended for everyday wear, fine designer jewelry items, and for those with allergies.

✨ Gold filled is made by using heat and pressure to fuse a thin layer of solid gold onto a base metal which is usually brass. Over time, that thin layer can wear off and tarnish. It’s not meant for everyday wear and should be taken off before showering and sleeping at night. It’s a cheaper alternative to solid gold but will not last as long. Those with allergies can typically wear gold filled but as time goes on and the gold slowly begins to rub off you will be exposed to the base metals.

✨ Gold plated is an even thinner layer of solid gold that is electroplated onto brass, copper, nickel, or any other base metal layer. While pretty when brand new, the gold base layer will wear off and tarnish much quicker than gold filled. This is typically used for costume jewelry and is not recommended for everyday wear or for those with allergies.

Thank you for looking! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.