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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Gold F.A.Q.

by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
What is the difference between 10K, 12K, 14K and 18K gold?
When gold comes out of the ground it is considered nearly pure and referred to as 24kt pure gold. Gold is mixed with alloys to add durability and strength. How much alloy is mixed in determines the purity. 18K gold has 18K of gold and 6k of alloys to make up the 24k. 14K has 14K of gold and 10K of alloy, 12k has equal parts of gold and alloy, and 10 is predominantly alloy with 10K of gold and 14k of alloy.

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Interestingly, what type of alloy is used will determine how the gold expresses itself in color. If an equal blend of and is used the gold remains yellow in color. If a predominance of copper is used as the alloy, the gold is pink or ros...

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