Difference between karats of gold in 10K/14K/18K/24K
Solid is gold (aka Karat gold) is pure gold mixed with other alloys such as copper and silver. Solid gold jewelry is made to last for a very long time and is suited to those with sensitive skin (see this post for more info on metal allergies). Gold is such a soft metal, therefore it is mixed with alloys to add strength. Due to this, the purity of solid gold can be measured by the amount of alloy-gold combination. The purity of solid gold is measured in Karats (kt or ct) and in the following ways:
The purity of solid gold is measured in Karats (kt or ct) and in the following ways:
9kt - 37.5% gold purity // lowest in price - hardest gold!
10kt - 41.7% gold purity
14kt - 58.5% gold purity
18kt - 75.0% gold purity
22kt - 91.6% gold purity
24kt - 99.9% gold purity // highest price - softest gold!
For a jewel to be categorized as solid gold, it requires at least 10 Karat (41.7%) purity (or 9K in some countries).
I hope this post will help you to have more understanding of karat gold, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave your comment below or contact us anytime!
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