With 18K Solid Gold Laminated jewelry you receive an affordable gold laminated jewelry with the look and feel of 100% solid gold. The best of all worlds: value, affordability, and beauty! Gold lamination is an affordable way of having a solid 18K gold exterior and the value of having a skeleton made from copper to save money. The solid 18K gold shell is formed from three layers of solid gold, a soft one as the first layer to conform well to the copper and then a harder more durable layer for the exterior to make it look absolutely perfect. These pieces look 100% like 18K gold because they are 100% gold on the outside. The layers of gold are very thin solid gold sheets so they are not painted gold which is what gold plating essentially is, they are real solid layers of gold lamited on top of copper. These pieces conform in everyway to gold because the exterior is gold and its color and shine are from 100% 18K gold; not gold plating. With today's gold price going throught the roof this is the perfect alternative to having a 100% solid gold peice because it behaves like it but it saves a great deal because it is laminated on copper and the entire weight of the piece is not gold. Please let our guarantee assure you that our confidence on our product is real.