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What does 14k gold filled? What is gold filled jewelry?

What is 14k gold filled jewelry? So many of us get confused about gold filled or gold plated versus solid gold... there are so many options and all of them look great, especially on pictures! But which one should we get and what are the benefits?  We all know that cheap jewelry cannot be solid gold and usually all those so called bijoux jewelry pieces are made of gold plated material. Gold plated is a base metal (mostly brass or copper) which is simply plated, or other words dipped into a thin gold layer. This layer will come off over time and fade, but on the bright side these accessories are very affordable and could be kept in nice condition...

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