Gold is known historically to have been one of the most sought-after metals, for jewellery making, currencies, etc. This Precious Metal has properties unlike any other as in its purest form, it does not tarnish easily and it is one of the softest metals to work with. Due to its malleability, the metal is normally mixed with other metals to create a stronger alloy. The purity of Gold in a piece of jewellery is described in Karats (kt or k), with 24 Karat Gold being the highest purity possible (0.999) and lesser Karats representing the lower purities.
24 Karat: 99.9% Gold
22 Karat: 91.7% Gold
18 Karat: 75% Gold
14 Karat: 58.3% Gold
12 Karat: 50% Gold
10 Karat: 41.7% Gold
How To Care For Your Gold Jewellery
Through the proper cleaning & care, your Gold Jewellery can be preserved for the future generations to come.
- With a simple buffering of a soft cloth, your Gold Jewellery will have a renewed shine.
- Most Gold Jewellery is safe to clean in a solution of warm water and soap. With the help of a toothbrush, you can intricately clean your Jewellery without any visible harm.
- To avoid tarnishing your Gold Jewellery, avoid contact with household chemicals. Bleach will definitely cause damage to lower karat purities and should be avoided entirely when caring for any precious metals.