Although gold is very strong, it's also the most malleable of all precious metals. Purity Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability. Karatage is expressed in 24ths, making 24k gold, 100% gold.
18k gold is composed of 75% gold, which is alloyed with other metals to make it strong enough for everyday wear. 14k gold is composed of 58.3% gold and 41.7% of other metals.
The color of gold is determined by two factors: The type of metal alloys included The percentage of each metal alloy Yellow Gold Natural gold and colour-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold jewelry its rich shine. White Gold A silvery white character is what makes white gold jewelry so appealing. In order to make the gold white, it is combined with metal alloys that are white in nature and plated with an extremely hard element called rhodium. White Gold With Black Rhodium Black rhodium is plated to white gold creating a rich black appearance that is extremely hard and strong. Rose Gold The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewellery is created by using a copper alloy. Again, the overall percentages of metal alloys is the same for rose gold as it is for yellow or white, there is just a different mixture in what alloys are used.
Pricing Gold jewelry prices are dependent upon the purity of the gold used or karat weight, the market value of gold, and the level of craftsmanship and design of each jewelry piece.
To clean gold jewellery, use a solution of warm water and detergent-free soap with a soft-bristled brush. Shop our yellow, white, and rose gold jewellery collections.