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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gold Jewelry

Gold jewelry is the look that has never dropped popularity. Purer gold jewelry does not cause staining or tarnishing like substandard alloy combinations. Typically staining on their skin problem often due to their body and not the gold.



Gold is very flexible can be created into just about any shape including tiny hair like strands and thin sheets. The purity is primary things most people look for when purchasing gold jewelry. The jewelry industry has a universal system for identifying this factor. The K meaning karat, the system used to describe the percentage of pure gold an item contains. The higher the karat number meaning it have higher the percentage of gold in your gold jewelry.


USA gold jewelry is marked with numbers that indicate their percentage of gold, like this instance:
• 24K gold which means pure gold.
• 18K gold contains 18 parts gold mixed 6 parts of one or more additional materials, which means 75% gold.
• 14K gold contains 14 parts gold mixed 10 parts of one or more additional materials, which means 58.3% gold.
• 12K gold contains 12 parts of gold mixed 12 parts of one or more additional materials, which means 50% gold.
• 10K gold contains 10 parts gold mixed 14 parts of one or more additional materials, which means 41.7% gold. Which is the minimum karat that can be called "gold" in the United States.

European gold jewelry is marked with numbers that indicate their percentage of gold, like this sample:

• 18K gold is marked 750 equal 75% gold
• 14K gold is marked 585 equal 58.5%
• 12K gold is marked 417 equal 41.7%

The karat marking on your gold jewelry should be accompanied by a hallmark or trademark that identifies its manufacturer. The item's country of origin might also be included. There are examples of pure gold jewelry, with pure gold is soft and isn't practical for daily wear. So combined with other metals are make it more durable (and to lower its cost). Solid gold is sturdy, so it is a better choice for jewelry you'll wear regularly. If you have allergies to nickel or precious metals, choose items that have high gold content, just like 18K or 22K gold jewelry.

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