SilverStar9192 t1_izci1r6 wrote

I think 14carat gold plated rings can still be advertised as "gold rings." One of the properties of gold is that it can be hammered really thinly and still be useable, hence if you want to be cheap you just use a really thin layer. Edible gold leaf on desserts is a thing and actually isn't as expensive as you might guess due to the extreme thinness of the gold.