DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOLD & 14K GOLD
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOLD & 14K GOLD?
We are all aware of gold purity & density of a quality which Karatage measures. Karat is a unit for measuring the purity of gold. The purer 24K is always molded in coins or bars, and gold has different varieties with a surrogate of karats. The karat subordinates the measures, and it's molded in different levels of metal alloy; it’s based on the karat of gold.
What is 14K Gold? Or It’s Real Gold?
14 Karat gold is a mixture of 58.3% pure gold and 41.7% other metals like zinc, copper, nickel & silver, which is 24 out of 14 parts of gold. 14K Gold is inexpensive than other karats, and it has more resistance to prevent flake because alloy metals make it more resistible, and it's more durable & harder. Most daily wear jewelry is made up of 14k gold.
Mostly in the United States lot of people uses 14k Gold ornaments. In fact, 90 percent of U.S wedding bands are 14K gold. It’s affordable in price comparing with 24karat.
Why it’s not pure?
Due to the fact gold is too soft, it will be unshaped or damage easily; that’s why 24k gold is in bars & coins. In making gold jewelry, the metal alloy is most important for durability to make harden gold; quality retains subordinates to make daily wear materials. Metal Alloy is a mixture of other metals.
Does it rust?
Original 14K gold doesn’t rust and has no possibilities of rusting because gold-filled materials are rustless and have more durability compared to higher 18Kor 24K.
How to care 14K Gold Jewelry?
14K gold is not too soft and not fragile precious metal still it depends on your side of caring required to prevent from dent or scratches kindly remove and keep in a safe place before the impact of sports activities or other hands-on activities to avoid the damage. The important thing is avoiding chlorine because it may lead to major damage to your gold jewelry, e.g., Swimming Pool, Chemicals in generals, and proscribe from washing utensils, bathing, applying lotions, or face cream.
The thick outer layer makes the durability of gold and is safe for skin allergies. Nickel metal, a metal alloy used for most gold materials, may cause skin allergies to sensitive skin people. Still, in 14K, Gold Jewelry is very safe to wear, and there are no possibilities for skin allergies.