Gold purity

Karat Gold or Gold Purity – Whats the difference

Karat Gold or Gold Purity Karat gold - what does 14 karat, or 14k mean? How is karat gold different from gold purity? I get asked these questions quite often and thought I may as well just write this article so you could read and share it with your friends. Lets start with Karats and what they are, 24 karat is 99.9 pure gold and means that something that is stamped 24k would be just that 99.9% pure, HOWEVER its very seldom you will see something stamped as 24k, you will more likely see 99.9 and it will typically be on a gold coin or bar. 99.9 or 24k gold is generally too soft for jewelry and not often used in the United States for gold jewelry. They way to understand what 10k, 14k, 18k and 22k...

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