Which Gold is Best for You?

ring metals And gold karats compared 14K vs 18k white vs yellow vs rose 1

If you’re looking for an any jewelry, you should know that the type of gold you select can have a massive impact on its appearance, its feeling, and even its durability. In the jewelry world, the type of diamond you choose should be your main focus – but gold is a close second. As gold purity decreases the shade of gold gets lighter.

But what is a gold karat, exactly? And how should you decide between the different gold purity levels? 

10K vs 14K vs 18K and 24K Gold

These measurements indicate that the material contains 18/24, 14/24, and 10/24 parts gold, respectively. How pure is the gold that is used in your gold jewelry (or any other piece of jewelry for that matter):

 Gold Karat Scale – Gold Purity Chart

Gold Karats Gold Purity % Other Metal %
24K 99.9% 0.1%
22K 91.6% 8.4%
20K 83.33% 16.67%
18K 75% 25%
14K 58.33% 41.67%
12K 50% 50%
10K 41.67% 58.33%

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