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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers about Gold Leaf

Q:
What is gold leaf?
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Gold leaf, sometimes called gold foil, is gold that has been beaten into a very thin sheet that averages about 0.5 microns in thickness.  For comparison, copier paper is around 130 microns thick, and human hair around 60 microns.

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How quickly will my order be shipped?
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Most orders are shipped by the next business day.  Orders shipped from Southern California generally take 3-5 days to reach destinations in the Western U.S., 4-6 days to reach the Midwest, and 5-7 days to reach the East Coast.  Rush shipping with USPS and FedEx is available.

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How much do you charge for shipping?
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Shipping depends on the weight, destination, and value of the package being shipped.  The best way to calculate shipping costs is to add items to our online shopping cart, and enter your zip code.  Shipping costs and options are listed prior to checking out.  Please contact us for international shipping rates.

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Where is your gold leaf made?
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Our gold leaf is manufactured in Thailand using a unique new proprietary technology.  It is rigorously inspected by our trained quality control personnel which guarantees a superior gold leaf when compared to other manufacturers.

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How is your gold leaf made?
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To see how gold is made, click here.

Q:
Why is the price of your gold so affordable?
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The owner of the factory which makes our gold has been a personal friend for over 35 years.  We have the benefit of being able to order directly from the factory and get additional savings based on our personal relationship with the owner.  Those savings are then reflected in our prices.

Q:
If the price is low, isn't the quality also low?
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Much of the inexpensive gold leaf on the market is made in China, in small factories with poor working conditions, producing a very poor quality product.  OUR gold leaf is made in Thailand by a factory that strives to make the highest quality genuine gold leaf possible.  Because of our connections with the factory we're able to sell high-quality gold leaf for the best prices.

Q:
Do you sell edible gold?
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We currently do not sell edible gold, which must be made of pure gold or from an alloy of gold and silver, both of which are safe to ingest.  Gold which is alloyed with other metals such as copper or palladium should not be consumed.

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What is the difference between Loose Leaf and Transfer/Patent Leaf?
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Q:
What are Double and Triple Gold?
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"Double" and "Triple" gold are misleading industry terms, since double gold has about 20% more gold by weight than regular leaf, triple gold has about 40% more gold by weight.  This makes double gold about 20% thicker, and triple gold about 40% thicker.  Because double and triple gold are thicker than regular gold leaf, they are more durable and opaque than regular leaf.

Q:
Do you have volume discounts for customers?
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If you are ordering more than 4 packs (2,000 leaves) of gold leaf, please contact us for special price reductions.