I am not sure if there is a thread dedicated to this but : Where do you recommend looking for authentic / stamped 14K/ GF jewelry online ? I am new to this but apparently true gold filled is bonded to another metal and has a minimum of 5% real gold and is much more durable and tarnish resistant. It isn't cheap. Another method I was looking into is PVD plating which is basically gold paint on top of 316 stainless steel correct ? Many people on Etsy claim their items are gold filled but it is actually plated. By the way I have no problem paying for real 14K but wearing a $6K necklace everyday in public is asking for trouble. If someone snatched a $300 chain off my neck that is a different story. Who carries high quality gold filled jewelry online ?