Gold is the most desired metal in the whole world which has unique qualities. It’s the symbol of strength, wealth, and power. Jewelry designers love to work with gold because of its huge number of options, and choices. By having some basic information about gold jewelry, you will be able to choose the best and most appropriate piece for you, while shopping for gold jewelry.
Purity – Actually pure gold jewelry is very soft for everyday wear, so it is mixed with other metals like silver and copper to give it much more strength and durability. Karatage, indicated by a number followed by the letter “k”, and represents the purity of the gold, or how much of the metal in a piece of jewelry is pure gold. For example pure 100% gold is 24k, so all other colored golds are less than that, with the common being, like 18K (75%), 14K (58%), and 9K (38%).
Color – Pure gold is “yellow” in color, but colored gold in different other colors can be produced as well. There are many colors when it comes to gold and gold jewelry, this means you have plenty of choices while purchasing a piece of gold jewelry. Colors such as white, rose, red, pink, green, gray, and black, which give amazing ideas and great inspiration to gold jewelry designers.
Pricing – Gold jewelry prices usually depends on the purity of the gold which was used or its karat weight, the market value of the gold, and the level of crafting and designing each piece of gold jewelry.
How to Care – Since gold is a natural element, it easily get affected by touching chemicals such as chlorine or other cleaning products. So it is better to remove your gold jewelry when cleaning the house and using chemicals in order to reduce that. And for cleaning your gold jewelry, there are a few ways that you can use. One of the easiest ways is to wash your jewelry with warm water and detergent-free soap with a very soft brush.