Hollow Gold Jewelry VS Solid Gold Jewelry

Hollow gold jewelry is still gold but with an empty space inside. Hollow gold jewelry still has the same value as solid gold but its extremely lightweight. This makes hollow gold jewelry a lot more affordable than solid gold jewelry. Hollow gold jewelry is very common with bangles, hoop earrings and chains. Hollow gold jewelry will be stamped the same way as solid gold jewelry 10K, 14K, etc.  


The above illustration shows one example of hollow chain construction. The links are hollow like a drinking straw. Since the inner core of hollow gold is empty it has no support and makes the chain fragile and can be damaged quickly.