Jewelry can make your look perfect. Most jewelry is made from gold. Whether women or men, many love gold jewelry.
When buying gold, you have probably already noticed that there are different types of gold. 14 carat, 18 carat, gold-plated, etc. it is sometimes very difficult to keep track of things.
What does carat mean in gold?
Carat describes the fineness, that is, the percentage by weight of pure gold within an alloy. In these alloys mainly silver or copper are processed together with the gold.
Expressed in carats, the gold content of an alloy is 1/24, i.e. one-carat gold has a weight percentage of the precious metal of rounded 4.167%. Conversely, this means that a 24-carat gold should actually be 100% pure. However, for practical reasons this is usually ruled out, because in the end some impurities always remain in gold coins, gold bars and other gold products. That is why in this case one speaks of a purity of 99.9%.
We at Soprano Jewelers can recommend gold with at least 14 carat (14 carat corresponds to 58.8% gold) so the gold consists of almost 60% pure gold and the price is much cheaper than 24 carat gold. Most jewelry around the world is mostly made in 14 or 18 carats.
Gold-plated / platinum-plated means that the jewelry consists of (copper, silver or brass) and is then coated with a layer of gold. But even there there are differences, most jewelry manufacturers make their jewelry with one layer. At Soprano Jewelers, for example, we coat our gold-plated products 5 times with real 14k gold. This makes our jewelry very durable.