Jewellery items made with 14k, 18k and 22k gold purity are the most popular in the market to buy and sell. Items such as rings, chains, earrings, necklaces and bracelets are made within these metal purity parameters. Most reputable retailers and manufacturers can be trusted with their items since they have their reputation at stake. What do these terms mean? What do they convey? What is its affect on the value of the jewellery? What is the difference between karat and carat? K is used for karat which mentions the purity of the gold used in the jewellery item; carat is used as a measure of weight for diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones. The higher the karat value, the higher the value of the gold used in the jewellery therefore it is important to know karat to judge the value of gold.
24k is the purest form of gold, although most jewellery is designed and manufactured in 18k gold because it is considered standard for most of the jewellery items due to its durability. 18k gold means purity of gold in a gold alloy is 18 parts (18/24) and 6 parts of another metal. As the karat of the gold is decreased the ratio of other metal is increased in the jewellery which decreases its value and purity. So you come to know that 24k is the most pure form of gold but you don’t buy 24k gold because gold is a soft metal and it can be damaged easily in its pure form. Therefore it is necessary to mix a metal with gold to form jewellery items such as necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets.
Jewelers design their chains with 18k gold to produce quality products for their customers. It is impossible to form chains, rings, necklace and other jewellery items with 24k pure gold therefore people like 18k gold because it has maximum ratio of gold in the alloy. Its plated chains are very popular in the market because the ratio of gold is higher as compare to other metals in the gold alloy. The gold is soft on its own so another metal is added to give proper shape, durability and rigidity.
18k gold chains, rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets are coming in a variety of designs, styles and weights. The names of some popular styles are marina, rope, curb, belcher and Figaro. The quality of the gold make