METALS USED IN JEWELRY
There are many types of metal used in jewelry. Among the most commonly used are Sterling Silver, Gold, Platinum and white gold.
Gold is the most popular metal choice in making jewelry. It is very popular in rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. The carat in gold refers to the gold content of the metal. It measures the proportion of gold mixed with other alloy metal. Carat is represented by kt or by ct in some countries. The higher the proportion of gold the costlier it gets.
- 10K contains 41.6% pure gold. (416 parts per 1000 parts)
- 14K contains 58.5% pure gold. (585 parts per 1000 parts)
- 18K contains 75% pure gold. (750 parts per 1000 parts)
Gold is also available in in different colors. The most popular is yellow gold followed by white gold and rose gold. Jewelry is also made using a different combination of gold colors. The jewelry made with such combination is called two-tone, three-tone or multi-colored gold. The metal used in alloy mix determines the color of gold.
Yellow gold is made by a mixture of pure gold with other metals such as zinc and copper.
Rose gold is made by a mixture of pure gold with alloys including copper. The copper provides reddish color
White gold is made by a mixture of pure gold with metals like silver and palladium.
NOTE: All our gold products will be BIS hallmarked.