Gold jewelry: some tips you should know

two golden wedding bands

Gold is one of the most used metals for contemporary jewelry design. Rings, earrings, pendants and other jewelry that combine exclusive designs, high aesthetics with quality materials such as gold are intended for independent women and charismatic women who care about their personal image because they know that it is a key factor in their professional success, these gold jewels are intended for women of the 21st century, women like you.

When you intend to acquire a gold jewel you must take into account its qualities. which also helps you determine if it is priced fairly. In order to provide you with the guidance you need when buying a gold jewel I offer you through this article a series of tips, always hoping that these are of your maximum use.

Solid Gold

When we refer to solid gold or solid, we are referring to any type of jewel of gold whose interior is not hollow. In these jewels, the karat mark refers expressly to the proportion of gold parts. For example, in Spain the so-called Gold of Law has 18k and corresponds to 750 thousandths of purity. Therefore, any jewel you purchase must have the 750k mark.


golden karats

The carats indicate the quality mark of the jewel, more properly the purity of gold in the jewel.

Pure gold (24 karat) is a soft metal, and for Jewelry making alloys of pure gold with other metals are normally used in order to improve their hardness and malleability. Just to give you a notion, 18 karat gold contains 3/4 of pure gold and 1/4 of other metals. The higher the purity logically the higher the price of the jewel. That is why in other countries 14k and 9k jewelry are manufactured. In this way, gold jewelry is made, although of less commercial value, lowering the purity of the gold. That is why I recommend that when you buy a gold jewel you make sure of how pure the gold is. Depending on the country where you are, the legislation may be different, but the most common are 18k, 14k, 9k. If it is a serious jewelry, you will know for sure what its carats are, if you see that it doubts or is not clear, I recommend that you do not trust too much. Ask at the jewelry store for your peace of mind, you have the right and they by law the obligation to offer you jewelry with these visible marks.

Gold-plated or gold-plated

The pieces with a gold plating are those made with a base metal, to which it was electrolytically applied (by immersion baths) a thin layer of gold.

Jewelry can be plated or gold plated, but this thin layer of gold plated will disappearing with the passage of time, adding as determining factors to the deterioration of the piece the frequency of its use and care, as well as the thickness of the plating layer. These layers are usually several microns, depending on their degree of quality. However, for higher quality jewelery, over-gilt silver is used, which is that jewel whose base material is silver and is also plated with several microns of gold.

I hope today’s article has been to your liking, and helps you choose your jewelry in trusted sites, attended by professionals who know how to advise you and solve your doubts. Without further ado I say goodbye, inviting you first to socialize on the networks with your opinions and suggestions on the subject. Greetings!

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