Types of Gold Purities

Gold has been treasured for years for its radiance and beauty when it comes to jewelry. Jewelry made from gold is not only a fashionable ornament, but it is a source of investment for many. In the initial times, jewelry was made using yellow gold, however, in today’s time this precious metal is available in a diverse palette. Now to get a wide range of color in jewelry, different types of gold are being used.

The gold that’s being used for the watches, bracelets, rings, and other fine jewelry, 100% pure gold is rarely used. Rather, they are used in a variety of different purity levels. This is why when you are buying gold, you should be totally sure about the purity and quality of gold you are buying.

Gold Purity Levels

The purity or weight of gold is measured in Karat. Higher the karat of gold means higher is its purity. Gold with different level of purities is used in making different gold-based items like coins, jewelry, bars, etc. The most common levels of gold purity are 24K, 18K, 14K, and 10K. Each level of gold purity has different sets of pros and cons ranging from durability and hardness to the risk of skin irritation.

24 Karat Gold

24 Karat gold is the purest form of gold with 99.9% purity and has no other metal mixed. This can be seen by the distinct bright yellow color it holds. This is the most expensive one and is very soft, making it unsuitable for regular forms of jewelry. This is used in making bars and coins.

18 Karat Gold

18 Karat gold is a mix of 75% gold and 25% of other metals like silver, copper, and other alloys. It is ideal for making diamond jewelry and other stone studded jewelry. It is less expensive than 24K gold. This kind of gold is also used in making engagement rings and other jewelry.

14 Karat Gold

14K gold is highly durable and is slightly purer than 10K. This form of gold has approximately 58% pure gold mixed with other metals.

10 Karat Gold

10K gold is the most durable, and the cheapest one and has pure gold in the least amount i.e., approximately 41% mixed with other metals.

Supreme Jewelers

Supreme Jewelers has a wide range of jewelry. You can trust the purity of gold in the jewelry that we make. We have markings on all our jewelry collection depending on the level of the gold used in making that.

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