purity of gold

Purity of Gold

Gold is one of the most popular and valuable metals in the world. It can be designed to any shape, and doesn’t break easily even when it is very thin. It is mostly used in making jewelries as it acts a wearer-friendly. In nature, gold doesn’t lose its color, and has the capability to restore its original color and style even after several years of use.

Gold jewelries are generally made with the addition of silver and copper metals. A grading system has been designed to determine the difference in the purity of gold. Gold’s purity is measured in Karats and 24K is said to be the purest among the all gold types.

Karat describes the number of parts and weight of gold in 24 parts of alloy. As per the law, all golden jewelry is stamped with its purity grade so the buyer will know the quality of gold used.

The following table describes the gold’s purity level:

Karat

Percentage

Gold Parts

24K

99.99%

24/24

22K

91.7%

22/24

18K

75%

18/24

14K

58.3%

14/24

12K

50%

12/24

10K

41.7%

10/24

9K

37.5%

9/24

24K gold is very soft and rarely used in jewelry. The golden jewelries are commonly made with 22K gold. Some countries like America use 10K gold and Australia use 9K gold for making jewelries.

Overall, the highest number of gold parts has the higher purity of gold.

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