Why is 14K Gold Different from 18K Gold?

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Gold purity is measured in karats, with 24k being the purest. 14k gold contains 58.3% pure gold, making it more durable than 18k gold which has 75% purity and a richer colour but is softer. Consider budget, colour preference, and durability needs when choosing between them.

What is Karats?

Purity and Durability of 14K Gold

14k contains varying amounts of pure gold depending on their karat rating, the added copper and alloy in lower-karat jewellery make them more durable than their higher-karat halves.

However, if you have sensitive skin or allergies to certain metals like nickel found in some alloys used in these pieces of jewellery; it’s better to choose white or rose-gold options that are made with higher levels of the purest form of gold.

Purity and Durability of 18K Gold

18K gold is a great precious metal choice if you want a piece of jewellery that is both durable and of high quality.

Gold that contains 75% pure gold will hold up better to everyday wear and tear and it is a more popular option. Additionally, its higher purity means fewer alloy metals like copper, nickel, or zinc which can cause sensitivity or allergies. Investing in a piece of 18K gold jewellery can prove to be worthwhile due to its long-lasting durability and enhanced beauty.

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