What are the 5  main types of gold?

There are about 5 main types of gold jewelry, such as 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, and 24k. In each of the different types, the purity of 10k gold is the lowest and the hardness is higher, and the purity of 24k gold is the highest but the hardness is relatively low.


What's the difference between 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, and 24k gold?

Different karat pure gold are represents different gold content, take 10k gold as an example, 10k is 41.67% Gold + Other alloys, the following is a gold composition karat table for reference.


Gold Composition Table

10K - 41.67% Gold + Other alloys

14K - 58.33% Gold + Other alloys

18K - 75% Gold + Other alloys

22K - 91.67% Gold + Other alloys

24K - 99.9% Gold + Other alloys


Which type of gold is better for jewelry?

10k vs 14k gold

10k is made of 41.67% pure gold and other alloys, so it will be relatively hard, and it is difficult to adjust in designing jewelry due to the characteristics of not easy to resize.


14k vs 18k gold

There is a big difference in the color between 14k gold and 18k gold, 18k gold will be darker because of its higher content of pure gold. In jewelry design, both colors of gold can bring out different effects.


18k vs 24k gold

As mentioned before, different karat pure gold will have different colors, 24k is the darkest, and its gold content is 99.9%. When making jewelry, the high gold content will lead to deformation.


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Gold jewelry manufacture

When fabricating, 18K and 24K gold are relatively soft, and it will be relatively difficult in the production process, so 18K and 24K gold will be more expensive, but be careful when wearing because the material is soft and there is a chance of deformation.

14K gold is combined with other elements, such as silver, copper, nickel, platinum, etc. It makes the metal relatively hard, and it is not easy to rust, and it can also retain its luster well. The price is cheaper than 18K and 24K gold.


What is 3D printing gold?

3D hard gold is a relatively new gold-making process, and the purity of this gold can reach 99.9% of 24K gold, but the hardness is 4 times harder than 24K gold. The 3D hard gold process uses hollow nano-electroforming technology with 3D printing technology, so The finished product is more refined, but the price will be more expensive than 24K gold.


Is 9k gold good?

The content of 9K gold is only 37.5%, and different other metal elements are added. This gold is relatively hard and will not scratch the surface easily when it is worn for a long time. But compared with other golds, the color of 9K gold is relatively poor. But at the price of 9K gold is the cheapest option.


What's gold vermeil mean?

In the United States and Canada, gold vermeil has different criteria. Take the United States as an example. The United States sets the criteria for gold vermeil in terms of its material and the thickness of gold plating. 

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