Gold has been an integral part of women’s adornment since ages and with growing times even men know the importance of Gold. But not all gold has the strength to turn into jewelry. In its pure form, gold is too soft to make wearable jewelry. To work around that, pure gold is alloyed with other metals to help make it strong enough to take on the daily burden of being worn.
Whether you are looking for an Engagement Ring or a pendant or earrings, it is important for you to know the difference between 14K Gold and 18K Gold to make a right choice of the metal. 24K Gold is 100% pure but in the world of jewelry, 14K & 18K Gold are more common alloy. 14K gold contains 58% gold and 42% alloyed metals while 18K gold contains 75% gold and 25% alloyed metals. The alloyed metals may contain copper, silver, zinc, and/or nickel.
All gold jewelry will scratch or bend over time because that’s the nature of gold. 14K Gold is the popular choice because of its higher percentage of alloyed metals that offers more resistance to wear and tear. It is ideal to select 14K Gold for Engagement Ring or any other jewelry that is for every day. 14K Gold jewelry holds up better in manual labor or any other regular activities. 18K Gold is preferred for a special occasion jewelry as it is softer than 14K.
It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between 14K and 18K gold just by looking at them. But 18K would have a stronger yellow hue even in White or Rose Gold. If you prefer a warmer yellow shade, then 14K White Gold or Rose Gold would be the right choice for you.
The value of Gold varies but 18K Gold is more expensive than 14K Gold as it contains more amount of pure gold.
14K Gold and 18K Gold both are beautiful and have their own positives and negatives. We carry the diamond jewelry in both the alloys. Check them out at www.glitzdesign.us !