Is 18K gold good quality?

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Is 18K gold good quality?

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Anonymous 2022-07-06T02:26:47+00:00 2 Answers 3 views 0

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    2022-07-11T08:01:15+00:00

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    The gold used to make jewelry is not actually pure gold, because pure gold is very soft and malleable, which would cause many problems when used as jewelry – such as not holding stones easily, scratching easily, denting or breaking. Therefore, when making jewelry, jewelers often mix gold with other metals to form alloys of varying purity, which can also increase the durability of gold as jewelry to varying degrees.
    People usually measure the purity of gold in carats, and the different carat numbers represent the ratio of gold mixed with other metals.
    For example, pure gold is 24 karat, which means it is a mixture of 24 parts gold and 0 parts other metals, but of course this pure gold is not usually used in jewelry making; 14 karat means the alloy is a mixture of 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals, meaning the alloy is 58.3% pure gold. 14 karat gold is known by its affordability and durability. Approximately 90% of engagement jewelry in the United States is made of 14K gold.
    14K gold has the classic yellow gold look that most customers are looking for, with a brighter, more saturated color than the relatively pale gold of 10K gold. 14K gold also has a higher strength and durability than 18K gold, which is strong enough for everyday use without easily warping or breaking. The last thing is that 14K gold has the highest price/performance ratio among all carats of gold.
    The only downside to 14K gold is that it is prone to skin irritation due to the higher content of other metals compared to higher carat gold. Likewise, the higher admixture of other metals can make it more prone to wear or lose its luster.
    Overall, 14k gold is still the perfect combination of purity, durability and value for money. If you are looking for a gold that is rich in color and affordable, yet strong enough for everyday use, I believe 14k gold is the perfect choice for you.

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    The gold used to make jewelry is not actually pure gold, because pure gold is very soft and malleable, which would cause many problems when used as jewelry – such as not holding stones easily, scratching easily, denting or breaking. Therefore, when making jewelry, jewelers often mix gold with other metals to form alloys of varying purity, which can also increase the durability of gold as jewelry to varying degrees.
    People usually measure the purity of gold in carats, and the different carat numbers represent the ratio of gold mixed with other metals. For example, pure gold is 24 karat, which means it is a mixture of 24 parts gold and 0 parts other metals, but of course this pure gold is not usually used in jewelry making; 18 karat means the alloy is a mixture of 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals, which means the purity of gold in that alloy is 75%.
    Since the purity of 18K gold is very close to that of pure gold, it hardly causes any allergies. It also has an extremely rich, bright yellow appearance, which is closer to pure gold than lower carat gold, and is less likely to lose its luster, making it the most attractive material for engagement rings and other jewelry.
    However, due to its high purity, the biggest disadvantage of 18K gold is that jewelry made from it can be easily scratched and you may not be able to wear 18K gold jewelry at all times if you are working with hard objects that you may encounter. In addition, 18 karat gold is as much as twice as expensive as 14 karat gold, which is similar in color, so it doesn’t seem to be a value for money option.
    Overall, if you are on a budget and want gold jewelry that is as pure as possible, then 18K gold is the way to go.

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